Health Sciences

Smart dental implants

Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Choose personal exercise goals, then tackle them immediately

Research from the Perelman School of Medicine reveals that having people set their own fitness goals and pursue them immediately, rather than giving them assigned goals that begin gradually, is most likely to result in lasting positive change.

From Penn Medicine News

The cancer fighters: John Glick and a legacy of a half century in oncology

A major figure in the fight against cancer, John Glick reflects on his career after decades of working with the Perelman School of Medicine and as director of Penn’s National Cancer Institute for more than 20 years, treating thousands of patients during his tenure.

From Penn Medicine News

In the News


Why does asthma get worse at night?

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine weighed in on a study that linked the circadian system to nighttime asthma symptoms. “This work highlights the value of small, carefully conducted studies,” and could inform future treatments, he said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Guess which states are best at requiring vaccines? Not the ones you might think

Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing says the success of vaccine policies can vary widely depending on how they are implemented.


The Washington Post

How to seek care for non-COVID health issues during the pandemic, and why you shouldn’t delay

Keith Hemmert of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on how to dramatically lower your risk of contracting COVID when visiting the emergency room.


Philadelphia Inquirer

People who got the Moderna shot had the lowest rate of COVID-19 breakthrough cases in Delaware

Jeffrey D. Morris of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the highly detailed data on cases among vaccinated people that links cases to the specific vaccine the person received.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

How to cope with the anxiety Ida left behind with all that damage

Lily Brown of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about how people can cope with catastrophic events like storms and floods. “I think an important first step is to give yourself space to feel what you need to feel. Because often, in the aftermath of a tragedy, we put our heads down and sort of, you know, grit our teeth, and do whatever we can to survive. And that’s appropriate in the immediate aftermath of a stressor or a trauma like this,” she said.