Health Sciences

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.

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

In the News

The New York Times

The sleep debt collector is here

Sigrid Veasey and Zachary Zamore of the Perelman School of Medicine found that, when mice were kept awake for just a couple of hours more than usual each day, two key parts of the brain were notably affected.


Philadelphia Inquirer

When an infant dies, some women find comfort in donating breast milk to help other babies

Diane Spatz of the School of Nursing is interviewed on a breast milk bank she established and on her research on lactation and breastfeeding.


U.S. News & World Report

What anesthesia works best for hip fracture surgery?

Mark Neuman of the Perelman School of Medicine says that patients who received spinal anesthesia received fewer opioids in the operating room, but they ended up needing more prescription pain medication use after surgery.


Taipei Times

Scientists behind mRNA vaccines win Tang Prize 

Katalin Kariko of the Perelman School of Medicine is named one of the winners of the 2022 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science for the research that laid the foundation for messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines.



Work was overwhelming. I couldn’t stay motivated. I’d get let go. Turns out I have ADHD

J. Russell Ramsay of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on how a weakened working memory is a facet of ADHD.