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.

What’s the future of blood pressure monitoring?

Blood pressure monitoring is evolving for more convenience, comfort and accessibility, and may feature innovative methods, like customized “smart” sneakers, or by taking a two-minute video selfie.

Penn Today Staff

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.

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Fast Company

Buying prescription drugs online is easier than ever. But there are side effects

Matthew McCoy of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on direct-to-consumer drug companies, which some fear may lead to transactional relationships between doctors and patients. “The idea of requiring a prescription is that you talk to a doctor—somebody who’s an expert in these issues—and they help advise you based on particular needs you have,” said McCoy. “So it’s concerning that companies might be moving the physician to the back of this process.”



CRISPR gene-editing may offer path to cure for HIV, first published report shows

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on new efforts by Chinese scientists to treat HIV using CRISPR technology. “This says there will be blue skies ahead,” he said. “We’re going to see many, many applications now since they got to first base here on this one.”


America is in danger of losing its ‘measles-free’ status

Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing spoke about the possible loss of the country’s measles-elimination status, conferred on countries who go without measles cases for at least one year. “It’s a line in the sand,” she said, “to go back to having regularly circulating measles in the country.”


Fox News

Dogs of 9/11: Search and rescue canines worked tirelessly in the days following terror attacks

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Penn Vet Working Dog Center praised the search and rescue dogs that assisted first responders on Sept. 11, 2001. Otto herself was deployed to Ground Zero to treat dogs returning from searches at the time.


Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

‘Chasing my cure’

David Fajgenbaum of the Perelman School of Medicine was interviewed about his memoir and his research on Castleman’s disease.