Health Sciences

Could a single shot heal heart disease?

Experts at Penn Medicine are researching novel treatments for heart disease, including CRISPR gene editing technology, CAR T technology, and mRNA injections.

Rachel Ewing

Three sisters share Penn Dental education

The trio of DMD students were raised in Lebanon and grew up in an environment where oral health care was inaccessible to the general population. At Penn Dental Medicine, they share a unique bond and a common vision for their future.

From Penn Dental Medicine

From high school to the hospital

An immersive program at the Perelman School of Medicine gives high school students a sneak peek at a potential future in the medical field.

From Penn Medicine News

In the News


As a primary care physician, here’s how I hope to partner with AI

In an opinion essay, Jeffrey Millstein of the Perelman School of Medicine says that patients and clinicians should be active participants when incorporating AI into primary care.


Philadelphia Inquirer

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has appointed a new chief financial officer

Julia Puchtler, current CFO of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will succeed Keith Kasper as CFO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, featuring remarks from CEO Kevin B. Mahoney.


USA Today

Lactose intolerant? Here’s how you should, and shouldn’t, be eating

Christopher Schmoyer of the Perelman School of Medicine says that people develop lactose intolerance when their bodies don’t make enough of the enzyme lactase for the amount of dairy they consume.


South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Congress should take action to make telemedicine permanent

According to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine, telehealth services can significantly reduce the cost of care.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Donald Trump’s claim in Wildwood that Democrats want to ‘execute babies’ is one of many GOP abortion falsehoods

Melanie Kornides of the School of Nursing says that last month’s conservative Pennsylvania Leadership Conference was designed to manipulate medical information by using incomplete or fake facts.