Health Sciences

Why COVID misinformation continues to spread

Penn Medicine’s Anish Agarwal discusses why false claims about the virus and vaccines arise and persist, plus what he hopes will come from NIH-funded research he and Penn Engineering’s Sharath Chandra Guntuku have recently begun.

Michele W. Berger

Trained dogs can sniff out a deadly deer disease

The proof-of-concept investigation by School of Veterinary Medicine researchers suggests detection dogs could be an asset in the effort to identify, contain, and manage chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious ailment.

Katherine Unger Baillie

New approach for brain cell immunotherapy

Penn Medicine researchers have developed a selective medicine to get rid of old microglia, while also replenishing them with transplanted surrogate cells in their place, suggesting future potential for treating and even preventing neurodegenerative disorders.

Hannah Messinger

Harnessing an innate protection against Ebola

School of Veterinary Medicine researchers have identified a cellular pathway that keeps Ebola virus from exiting human cells, with implications for developing new antivirals.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Eight Penn professors elected 2022 AAAS Fellows

Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Perelman School of Medicine, and School of Veterinary Medicine join a class of scientists, engineers, and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines.

Michele W. Berger

In the News

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.


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.


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.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Three local hospital groups crack top 50 in a national ranking of top health system brands

A national study of the country’s top health system brands ranked Penn Medicine at No. 31, the highest in the Philadelphia region, with remarks from Penn Medicine’s Tanya Andreadis.