Health Sciences

The path through Penn Medicine

Medical students can commiserate with each other over the experience of med school and share a level of empathy and understanding with one another. But the reality of being a med student is a unique experience for everyone. Two students who were profiled in their first and second years of training reflect on their third year at the Perelman School of Medicine. 

Penn Today Staff

A faster way to make drug microparticles

Penn Engineers have developed a liquid assembly line process that controls flow rates to produce particles of a consistent size at a thousand times the speed.

Evan Lerner

Veterinary experts work to stay ahead of equine doping

As in human sports, unscrupulous practices occasionally make their way into horse racing. Researchers and veterinarians at the School of Veterinary Medicine are keeping an eye on illicit drug use, evaluating samples, and designing tests to maintain the integrity of the sport and keep the competitors safe.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News


When to See the Doctor When You’re Traveling, and When to Suck It Up

Penn Global’s Erica Sebastian advised travelers to factor in a visit to the doctor when planning a trip, especially “if you have a chronic health condition.”


Reuters Health

Workplace Noise in Daytime Linked to Sleep Problems at Night

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Mathias Basner weighed in on the effects of noise environments on stress levels.



Why Do Only Some People Get Blackout Drunk?

Reagan Wetherill of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed “inherent brain vulnerabilities, and genetic vulnerabilities,” that put adolescents at risk of future alcohol abuse.


The Washington Post

Forget ‘Man vs. Machine.’ When Doctors Compete with Artificial Intelligence, Patients Lose

Carrie Kovarik, Caroline Nelson, and John Barbieri of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authored an argument for collaboration, not competition, between doctors and AI technology.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

New Blood Test for Pregnant Women Could Predict Preterm Birth

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Michal Elovitz discussed the results from her research exploring methods for predicting preterm births. The study’s results were published in Science.