Health Sciences

Intervening to stop bone loss

A study led by Shuying (Sheri) Yang of the School of Dental Medicine identified a new role for a protein that keeps osteoclasts—the cells that break down bone—in check, and may guide the development of new therapies to counter bone loss.

Katherine Unger Baillie

The future of nursing

Penn Nursing dean Antonia Villarruel and associate dean for research and innovation Therese Richmond co-authored commentary published in the journal Nursing Outlook about the the National Institute of Nursing Research’s new strategic plan.

From Penn Nursing News

The economic impact of rural hospital closures

A study led by Paula Chatterjee and colleagues shows that rural hospital closures reflect existing economic downturns in communities and economies that were already declining before the hospital shut its doors.

From Penn LDI

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine teams with Independence Blue Cross on primary care venture

Penn Medicine is investing in Independence Blue Cross subsidiary Tandigm Health and adding primary care doctors to Tandigm’s systems, with a statement from CEO Kevin Mahoney.



Pfizer and Moderna seek authorization of omicron booster for kids ages 5-11

Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine says that uncertain benefits for children and lack of historical data on bivalent vaccines might not justify pediatric authorizations for omicron boosters.


Tallahassee Democrat

FSU awarded grant for ‘mystery shopper’ research to reduce HIV infections in young adults

José Bauermeister of the School of Nursing will assist a Florida State University team in developing research on HIV clinics to decrease infection rates among young gay men.


The Guardian

Biden’s claim that COVID pandemic is over sparks debate over future

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel says that President Biden’s remarks reflect the general population’s current disregard of masks and pandemic precautions.



New treatment target could counter bone loss

A study from Shuying (Sheri) Yang of the School of Dental Medicine and colleagues identified a protein that regulates osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone, which may pave the way for new treatments that prevent bone loss.