Health Sciences

‘Communities for Childbirth’ in action

President Engagement Prize winner and  fourth-year Seungwon ‘Lucy’ Lee is creating a coordinated referral system of first responders, emergency dispatchers, and systemized hospital networks to improve emergency maternal health care in Uganda.

Kristina García

Understanding the decline in racial disparities in COVID

The School of Arts & Sciences’ Irma Elo and Samuel Preston, with a collaborative team of researchers, assessed racial disparities in U.S. COVID-19 deaths, calling for continued efforts to better understand and implement targeted strategies for addressing health inequalities.

Nathi Magubane

In the News

Philadelphia Business Journal

Project HOME receives $25M gift, launches opioid abuse initiative with Penn Medicine, Jefferson and Temple Health

Thanks to a $25 million donation, Project HOME will team with Penn Medicine, Jefferson Health, and Temple Health to improve how people experiencing homelessness are treated for opioid abuse disorder, with remarks from Richard C. Wender of the Perelman School of Medicine.


Lancaster Farming

Pennsylvania cows aren’t top producers. Can that change?

Joseph Bender of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that farm size correlates strongly with milk per cow, though bigger farms aren’t necessarily the most profitable.


The New York Times

The most common eating disorder in the U.S. is also the least understood

Kelly Allison of the Perelman School of Medicine says that many people with binge eating disorder eat in secret and grapple with guilt.


Post and Courier

There is middle ground on police reform. Scott, Booker must finish the job

A five-year study by Penn and Yale found that Black people were more than twice as likely to be killed by police than were white people.



Eradicate breast cancer? The hunt for a vaccine looks promising

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine is leading a trial for a preventive breast cancer vaccine.