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.

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

More than two years into the pandemic, hospital care still may not save you from dying of COVID-19

Lewis J. Kaplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says that improvements in outpatient therapy have prompted some hospitals to only admit very ill COVID patients.


KCBS San Francisco

40% of Americans say they've returned to pre-COVID life, study finds

An Annenberg Public Policy Center survey shows that four in 10 Americans have decided to return to “normal” pre-pandemic life, with a quote from Kathleen Hall Jamieson


The Conversation

Do chemicals in sunscreens threaten aquatic life? A new report says a thorough assessment is ‘urgently needed,’ while also calling sunscreens essential protection against skin cancer

A report co-authored by PIK Professor Karen Glanz weighs the negative environmental effects of UV filters against their positive impact on human health.


Everyday Health

Does the Navy SEAL power nap really leave you feeling rested in eight minutes?

Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine says that most people, especially those who do high levels of physical activity, could benefit from trying the Navy SEAL nap position.


Seattle Times

Amazon is becoming a health care company. What does that mean for you?

Louiza Kalokairinou of the Perelman School of Medicine raises concerns about data-amassing companies like Amazon gaining access to sensitive health information and insurance records.