Health Sciences

Rewiring blood cells to give rise to precursors of sperm

School of Veterinary Medicine researchers teamed with scientists at the University of Texas at San Antonio to transform blood cells to regain a flexible fate, growing into a precursor of sperm cells.

Katherine Unger Baillie

From a small town in Lebanon to cancer research

When Mayassa Bou-Dargham, a postdoctoral fellow in Penn’s Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute received a pilot project grant, a banner was hung in her Lebanese hometown. Getting there took years of determination, self-confidence and, in small part, fate.

From Penn Medicine News

The future of health research in Malawi

A workshop convened by Penn, University College Dublin, and the Young Researchers Forum in Malawi brought together stakeholders to discuss the African nation’s use of technology in health care and the double burden of non-communicable and infectious diseases.

Michele W. Berger

In the News

Philadelphia Citizen

Cleaner streets are key to Philly’s success

Two studies by the Urban Health Lab at Penn found that gun violence dropped significantly in neighborhoods where vacant parcels were turned into regularly maintained green spaces.



Curbing gun violence with a public health approach

Sara Jacoby of the School of Nursing explains how public health research and interventions could be used to reduce gun violence.


Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania Health System has a $160M operating profit so far in fiscal 2023

Penn Medicine has remained profitable through the first nine months of fiscal 2023, with remarks from Keith Kasper.


Tickborne illnesses rise with rising temperatures: What you should know

Kaitlyn Krebs of the School of Veterinary Medicine notes an increase in animals with tick bites this year due to a warmer winter.



The good, bad and ugly about BMI

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine says that BMI measurements can be wrong in some cases.