Health Sciences

Experimental mRNA avian flu vaccine

Promising preclinical results from a new Penn Medicine study suggest an mRNA vaccine platform could limit the impact of avian flu pandemics.

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A Penn team’s push to make research more inclusive

Penn’s Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is working to bring more underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds into their research, and to train AI models to be free from bias.

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Small patients, big discoveries

Penn Nursing faculty and researchers are revolutionizing pediatric care to keep pace with technology, advances in treatment, and current events.

From Penn Nursing News

A doctor to help patients thrive in life after cancer

Jennie Barbieri provides a holistic, collaborative approach to wellness issues for cancer survivors to help improve their quality of life, delay or prevent heart disease, and manage other long-term effects of cancer treatments.

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In the News


As a primary care physician, here’s how I hope to partner with AI

In an opinion essay, Jeffrey Millstein of the Perelman School of Medicine says that patients and clinicians should be active participants when incorporating AI into primary care.


South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Congress should take action to make telemedicine permanent

According to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine, telehealth services can significantly reduce the cost of care.


Philadelphia Inquirer

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has appointed a new chief financial officer

Julia Puchtler, current CFO of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will succeed Keith Kasper as CFO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, featuring remarks from CEO Kevin B. Mahoney.


USA Today

Lactose intolerant? Here’s how you should, and shouldn’t, be eating

Christopher Schmoyer of the Perelman School of Medicine says that people develop lactose intolerance when their bodies don’t make enough of the enzyme lactase for the amount of dairy they consume.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Donald Trump’s claim in Wildwood that Democrats want to ‘execute babies’ is one of many GOP abortion falsehoods

Melanie Kornides of the School of Nursing says that last month’s conservative Pennsylvania Leadership Conference was designed to manipulate medical information by using incomplete or fake facts.