Health Sciences

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

Penn Vet launches mRNA Research Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine today announced the mRNA Research Initiative to advance veterinary vaccine science.

Martin Hackett

In the News

The Washington Post

As Biden ends campaign, focus shifts to health for remainder of his term

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel says that the presidency is an administration with a team led by the president, not a one-man show.


The Hill

Preventive care is under threat: PrEP now or pay later

Jalpa Doshi of the Leonard Davis Institute and Perelman School of Medicine writes that the Braidwood Management v. Becerra case could invalidate a startling range of free preventive services and lead to a big jump in patients’ payments.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Redefining how we age

Lisa Walke of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how to rebalance work, education, and family life with today’s longer life expectancies.


Women’s Health

What is body neutrality and how is it different than body positivity? Psychology experts explain

Kelly C. Allison of the Perelman School of Medicine says that body neutrality is a middle ground between picking one’s appearance apart and having to proclaim love for every single piece of the body.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lisa Jarvis: The Supreme Court put health care at risk

Holly Fernandez Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the language for approving a drug in the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act is too ambiguous.