Penn Medicine clinicians and scientists are taking on the national opioid crisis where it began: the causes and treatment of pain.

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Prevention at the Point of Pain

Penn Medicine clinicians and scientists are taking on the national opioid crisis where it began: the causes and treatment of pain.

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Our Electric Symbionts and their Rebel Champion

Long overlooked—or oversimplified—as primitive power plants in our cells, mitochondria are moving into the mainstream scientific limelight, thanks to energizing Penn and CHOP researcher Douglas Wallace, PhD.

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50 Years of the “How” in Health Care

From Medicare to the economics of precision cancer care, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics has had a lasting impact on interdisciplinary health inquiry at Penn and nationwide.

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Level Up: Neuroscience

An arcade bursting with games of all different types and eras worked as a nexus for the myriad places Konrad Kording’s neuroscientific questions can take us.

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    The Power of Parasites

    A Penn scientist has been working to change the culture of science with the help of a lamprey statue with magnetic mouthparts.
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    Innovation, Tradition, and Collaboration

    On the 30th anniversary of this magazine, a look back at the covers illustrates the shift in emphasis from the individual physician or principal investigator to a broader focus on the complex questions, challenges, and opportunities in medicine.
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    Vital Signs

    <P>The first-ever FDA approval for a personalized cellular therapy for cancer. Penn Medicine on “Best Hospitals” and “Best Places to Work” lists. Entering medical students don their first white coats. Basic and translational research highlights. Plus honors and awards and more.</p>
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    Muscle Memory

    Entering medical students at Penn this fall can reduce stress and reinforce their learning through yoga instruction that complements the preclinical medical curriculum.
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    A Brain Surgeon Finds a Sweet Hobby

    Outside of his work as chief of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine, M. Sean Grady, MD is an amateur beekeeper.
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    Development Matters

    <P>Philanthropy played an invaluable role in helping to launch immunotherapy research at Penn. And we honor the contributions of Raymond G. Perelman, who recently turned 100.</p>
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    Alumni News

    Noteworthy: Oldest living alumnus Joseph Schein, MD’41, returns to campus to celebrate his granddaughter, Yvette, an entering first-year medical student. Legacy Giving: Lorraine M. Giordano, MD’85 pays it forward to Penn Medicine with a bequest for scholarships in her will.
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    Training the Eye of the Beholder

    The idea was simple: Take some number of medical students and bring them to the museum instead of the morgue, give them courses in art observation, and see how well they respond when presented with clinical images yet again.
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    Guiding and Connecting with Tomorrow’s Global Health Leaders

    Scholars from three different African countries visited Penn for month-long fellowships this summer as part of a partnership to offer African global health leaders practical skills and training not typically available to them.
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