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  • Dr. Aaron Beck and the Dalai Lama

    February 04, 2015

    As my colleagues have mentioned, this past September kicked off the Perelman School of Medicine’s 250th birthday year. We’ve come a long way from the days ofJohn Morgan and William Shippen, Jr., the first two professors of medicine in the College of Philadelphia in 1765, the beginnings of what would...

  • Heart Transplantation: The Gift of Normalcy

    February 02, 2015

    Throughout the month of February, affectionately known as American Heart Month, the News Blog will highlight news and stories related to cardiovascular health from across Penn Medicine. In April of 2011, Navaz Mehta, a 43-year-old busy sales operations director from Dresher, Pa., was getting ready for work when her stomach...

  • Transforming Trauma

    January 30, 2015

    As we look toward the opening of our new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) and the transition of our trauma center from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, throughout the month of January, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest news and...

  • A New Space for a New Era in Medical Education: Jordan Center Opens its Doors (PHOTOS)

    January 29, 2015

    Today, the Henry A. Jordan M’62 Medical Education Center is officially open for classes! But it’s also Throwback Thursday. So here’s a slide show of photos that starts back in 2013, when Penn Medicine began construction on its new home for medical education, and ends with a few shots of...

  • Penn Center for AIDS Research: ‘We’ve Come a Long Way, But the Battle is Far From Over'

    January 28, 2015

    Penn CFAR co-directors James Hoxie, MD, and Ronald Collman, MD Celebrating the Perelman School of Medicine’s 250 years has us looking back at some of the great accomplishments and milestones from all corners of the campus, as well as those that have come out of the longstanding collaborations with our...

  • No Context Like Snow Context

    January 26, 2015

    We're going to venture a little bit off the beaten path for a second. See, you might've noticed we've had history on the mind a lot lately. Naturally, we're excited about the Perelman School of Medicine's 250th year, and it's helping us put a lot of things into perspective we...

  • Founders . . . and Feuders

    January 23, 2015

    The names are often linked: John Morgan and William Shippen Jr. They were the first two professors of medicine in the College of Philadelphia in 1765, the beginnings of what would become the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school. Today’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania includes the Founders’ Pavilion --...

  • Expanding Emergency Care at Penn Medicine

    January 21, 2015

    As we look toward the opening of our new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) and the transition of our trauma center from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, throughout the month of January, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest news and...

  • Can the United States Achieve Health Care Equity?

    January 19, 2015

    As part of the Perelman School of Medicine’s 250th anniversary celebration, last week’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Symposium treated a packed auditorium to a group of health disparity and policy experts who addressed the question, “Health Equity: A Dream or Achievable Goal?” The day featured a keynote...

  • Antibiotic Resistance: The Med, Vet Connection

    January 16, 2015

    Antibiotic resistance is a pressing public health issue in America today. Infections from so-called “superbugs” that can’t be beat with our arsenal of drugs are responsible for over 23,000 deaths a year and two million illnesses. And the cost to treat these infections? About $20 billion a year in excess...

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