Health Sciences

Mapping pancreatic cancer to improve immunotherapy

Gregory L. Beatty, an associate professor of hematology-oncology and member of Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, and his team focus on improving immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Meagan Raeke

Helping Black families to grow and thrive

To reverse the nationwide trend of serious harm and death before, during, and after childbirth for Black and other parents from marginalized groups, Penn Medicine is taking bold action to improve maternal health and eliminate racial disparities.

Christina Hernandez Sherwood for Penn Medicine Magazine



In the News


Philadelphia Tribune

Fueling the next epidemic of HIV in Philadelphia: the boomerang effect of curtailing syringe exchange services for people who inject drugs

Florence Momplaisir of the Leonard Davis Institute and Perelman School of Medicine and Perelman’s Ronald Collman write that the recent Philadelphia city budget removing funding for syringe exchange will harm the city’s population.

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Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Native Americans face huge healthcare disparities. Here’s a way to help close the gaps

Lauren Eberly of the Leonard Davis Institute and Perelman School of Medicine used a proactive telehealth program to improve access to care for Native American communities.

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Huffington Post

Read this if you regularly go to bed after 1 a.m.

Indira Gurubhagavatula of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study which found that people who go to bed after 1 a.m. were more likely to experience mental health disorders.

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The New York Times

A bird-flu pandemic in people? Here’s what it might look like

Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the bird flu virus would have to change significantly to be able to bind effectively to human cells.

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Psychology Today

TikTok and ADHD misinformation

J. Russel Ramsay of the Perelman School of Medicine says that TikTok and social media aren’t reliable sources for ADHD information.

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