Health Sciences

The Lauder Fellows: Meet the first ten

The Nursing School’s ten inaugural Fellows to the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner program will work with rural and urban underserved communities for the tuition-free program.

From Penn Nursing News

Understanding the expanded role of clinical ethicists

COVID-19 brought troubling ethical issues to clinical care, creating significant distress for clinicians, patients, and families. Behind the scenes, clinical ethicists managed those issues to support frontline workers.

From Penn Nursing News

In the News

Integrating genetic testing orders into EHRs saves time, study says

A study from the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that time is saved when clinicians are able to order genetic testing through electronic health record systems.



University of Pennsylvania receives $55 million gift to study, treat hereditary cancers

The $55 million gift from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will be used to establish the Basser Cancer Interception Institute, featuring a statement from President Liz Magill.



FDA seems poised to approve a new drug for ALS, but does it work?

Holly Fernandez Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the FDA’s current trajectory has been characterized by increased willingness to accept weaker evidence.


Los Angeles Times

The fear of public places in the age of COVID: Is it agoraphobia or something else?

Sandy Capaldi of the Perelman School of Medicine defines agoraphobia and explains what distinguishes it from other anxiety disorders in the context of the pandemic.


Philadelphia Inquirer

COVID boosters take aim just at omicron. This Penn lab is going after coronaviruses the world hasn’t seen yet

In Drew Weissman’s lab at the Perelman School of Medicine, researchers like Mohamad-Gabriel Alameh, Benjamin Davis, and Garima Dwivedi are developing pan-coronavirus vaccines to guard against future variants.