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The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health has announced Penn Medicine’s FOCUS program as a winner of the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, founded in 1994, supports the advancement and leadership of women in academic medicine and promotes education and research in women’s health and careers. The honor came with a prize of $50,000 in recognition of the program’s demonstrated commitment to improving gender diversity and equity among faculty.

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The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has announced César de la Fuente, PhD, a Presidential Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Microbiology, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Bioengineering, as a recipient of the ASM Award for Early Career Applied and Biotechnological Research for his outstanding contributions to the microbial sciences. The ASM awards recognize leading scientists and researchers in the field for their contributions to research, education, diversity and professional accomplishments.





Penn Medicine's department of Radiation Oncology has been named a recipient of the American Society for Radiation Oncology's APEx accreditation at nine locations, including the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and the network sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. APEx is a four-year accreditation program developed by ASTRO that recognizes a facility or facilities' excellence in delivering safe, high-quality care to their patients.

Rhonda Zaleski, director of Clinical Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning, has been recognized in the Top 50 for the 2021 OnCon Icon Awards. The OnCon Icon Awards recognize the top talent acquisition professionals and talent acquisition vendors worldwide.


Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $8.9 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $496 million awarded in the 2020 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center—which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report—Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 44,000 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2020, Penn Medicine provided more than $563 million to benefit our community.

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