April 19, 2023

PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship

Based on “prior achievement and exceptional promise,” four University of Pennsylvania faculty have been awarded the prestigious 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Penn’s 2023 Guggenheim Fellows are Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School, and the School of Arts & SciencesHeather K. Love, professor of English; Jennifer M. Morton, Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy; and Projit Bihari Mukharji, professor of history and sociology of science.

They were among 171 chosen in the United States and Canada from nearly 2,500 applicants for awards in 48 scholarly disciplines in this 98th annual competition for funding. Created and initially funded in 1925 by Simon and Olga Guggenheim in memory of their son, the foundation seeks “to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.” 

Emanuel, one of two fellows in the category of medicine & health, is an oncologist and world leader in health policy and bioethics. He is a special advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. As a special advisor on health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council, he was instrumental in drafting the U.S. Affordable Care Act. Emanuel also served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID Advisory Board. Emanuel has more than 350 publications and has authored or edited 15 books. His recent books include “Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care” and “Prescription for the Future.” Emanuel, who has received numerous awards for his work, regularly contributes to The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic and often appears on BBC, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets. 

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