Health Sciences

Penn Vet Announces World Leadership and Student Inspiration Awards

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has launched the first veterinary medicine awards of its kind designed to recognize innovation, creativity and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.  

Gail Luciani, Jennifer Rench

U.S. Falls to 27th in Latest Report Card on World Social Progress; Chronic Poverty to Blame

PHILADELPHIA -- Cuts in social services and chronic poverty in U.S. cities and rural areas during the '90s have caused the U.S. to lag behind nearly all of Europe and several other countries in terms of overall social progress, according to the 2004 "Report Card on World Social Progress" by Richard Estes, a University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work professor.

Matt Gray

"At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt " at the Arthur Ross Gallery

WHO: Philadelphia artists Cindy Friedman, Amy Orr, Leslie Pontz, Emily Richardson, Lonni Rossi and Deborah SchwartzmanWHAT: "At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt" exhibitionWHERE: Arthur Ross Gallery, Furness Library Building, University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th Street.WHEN: June 15 through July 28, 2002.

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

In the News


Audio: Your dog can get a Lyme disease vaccine. Why can’t you?

On NPR’s “Stateside,” Robert Aronowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the history of Lyme disease and why getting a vaccine is no longer an option for prevention.


The Washington Post

A hospital’s human touch: Why taking care in discharging a patient matters

The School of Nursing’s Karen Hirschman discussed the challenges families face after loved ones leave the hospital.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Which antidepressant is right for you? This genetic test could help

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Michael Thase co-authored a study that found that patients experiencing depression were 30 percent more likely to respond well to treatments selected with guidance from genetic testing. “Having knowledge in improving the care of your patient is a good thing,” said Thase.


The New York Times

New York has world-class hospitals. Why is it so bad for people in need of transplants?

David Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine estimated that New York-area hospitals could be transplanting organs from 100-200 more people per year than they are currently, each of which could benefit as many as eight recipients.


The Washington Post

This is how police killings affect black mental health

Atheendar Venkataramani of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authored a study comparing the impact that reports of police killings have on white and black participants. The researchers found that the news was actively detrimental to black adults’ psyches.