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Philly Researchers Are Speeding Up the Clinical Research Process With Coronavirus Trials

Over the past month, researchers in hospitals across Philadelphia have launched as many as 30 clinical trials all aimed at finding cures for COVID-19. It’s […]

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These Philly Coronavirus Medical Milestones Prove Hope Is Not Lost

There are currently no approved treatments or cures for COVID-19, which has sickened more than 10,000 people in Philadelphia and caused more than 400 deaths. […]

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Why This Penn Surgeon Is Worried About Appendectomies and Shootings During the Coronavirus Crisis

Last week, Penn surgeon Elinore Kaufman wrote a moving op-ed in the New York Times entitled “Please, Stop Shooting. We Need the Beds.” In her […]

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The Liacouras Center Hospital Probably Won’t Help COVID-19 Patients

Hospitals and emergency rooms across the country are becoming increasingly overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, forcing healthcare providers to think creatively about where and how they […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Stay Away From the Shore, Penn Med Employees Test Positive, and … Snow?!

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Coronavirus Hits Penn Medicine Employees One major concern surrounding the coronavirus is the danger of it spreading to the […]

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Inside Penn Med’s Legendary Wilderness Medicine Course

On an unusually sunny February afternoon, a class of sixteen fourth-year Penn Medicine students wrapped up one of their peers in a snug sleeping bag, […]

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A Simple Blood Test Might Be Able to Predict Brain Cancer Survival

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most common and deadliest forms of brain cancer in adults. An estimated 14,000 new cases of GBM are […]

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Why Hundreds of Patients Are Dying After Lung Transplants

The first person to receive a lung transplant more than 50 years ago, survived for only 18 days after the surgery. Today, 80 percent of […]

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This Philly Speech Pathologist Spends a Ton of Time on the Road. Here’s How She Makes Wellness a Priority.

Who I am: Alexandria Russell (@alexwynter24), 30 Where I live: Queen Village What I do: I’m a speech language pathologist for Penn Medicine Home Health […]


Meet New Penn Health System CEO Kevin B. Mahoney

The University of Pennsylvania Health System officially has a new leader at its helm. The leading local health network announced on Wednesday that Kevin B. Mahoney will […]

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Can the New Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics Unlock the Science of Beauty?

Late last year in New York, Christie’s auctioned off Edmond de Belamy, an artwork generated by a computer that had been fed 15,000 portraits painted […]

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Does Google Know When You’re Sick? A Penn Study Counts the Clicks

We’ve all done it: You come down with a cough or you’ve got a never-ending stomach ache, so you head straight to WebMD and search […]

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Penn Medicine to Stop Serving Sugary Drinks at Its Facilities

Penn Medicine does not want to buy the world a Coke — or sell it one, either. The University of Pennsylvania healthcare system has announced […]


Penn Medicine Is One of the Country’s Best Employers for Women, Forbes Says

Forbes’ new inaugural “Best Employers for Women” list, which highlights workplaces doing right by women, ranks Penn Medicine as the country’s second best employer. That’s […]


Penn Medicine CEO Ralph Muller to Step Down in 2019

After 17 years of leading one of the country’s top health systems, Penn Medicine CEO Ralph W. Muller will step down from the position in […]