Our Faculty & Fellows to Present at 2021 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Conference
Several members of the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy will be presenting at the 2021 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Conference. Running from October 11...
How Government Data Is Being Misused to Question COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
Unverified reports linking the vaccine to deaths have been circulating on social and mainstream media for months
National Academy of Medicine Recognizes Dr. Roberto as a 2021 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has recognized Christina Roberto, PhD, as one of 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars.
Biden Promised to Follow the Science. But Sometimes, He Gets Ahead of the Experts.
White House officials dismiss criticism that President Biden’s comments on booster shots amount to undue pressure on public health experts.
Dr. Jennifer J. Prah Named Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse
"I look forward to collaborating with faculty, staff and students to build on the critical mission and remarkable legacy of the Ortner Center to investigate the correlates and consequences of violence, abuse and control against women and girls as well as the conditions for women and girls to be healthy and flourish,” Dr. Prah said.
'Locker Room' Talk About Death: Time for Oncologists to Stop
Death is a routine, inevitable part of an oncologist's life, and over time, oncology training and practice hardens us to it.
NASEM Report on Behavioral, Social Science Research Questions Raised by the Use of Biomarkers for Pre-Clinical Alzheimer's
In June, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert meeting that addressed behavioral and social science research questions raised by the use of biomarkers and other measures (e.g., digital/sensor data) for pre-clinical AD/ADRD diagnosis.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey wins Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care from National Academy of Medicine
This award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States.
Pa. doctor offering free mask-exemption letter for parents faces possible discipline
Joel Yeager, whose practice is in Lebanon County, has since removed the form from his website. The state said it was referring such cases to the appropriate boards for potential disciplinary action.
Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandates include requirements for large businesses
President Biden's strategy to battle the coronavirus includes a vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors, and new rules for businesses with 100 or more employees to require vaccines or regular testing.
COVID-19 vaccinations plateau despite incentive programs
Many communities have created incentive programs offering money, free food, beer and other perks to get more shots in arms, but does that really help?
SUMR Scholars' Key Takeaways From Working with Medical Ethics & Health Policy Faculty
The Summer Undergraduates Minority Research Program (SUMR) is a pipeline program aimed at preparing undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups in exploring the field of health services research.
Not Even a Pandemic Could Settle One of Medicine’s Greatest Controversies
In the spring of 2020, it looked as though a massive, unprecedented experiment in health care was about to take place. What happened?
What We Learned From the Philly Vax Sweepstakes
Members of our department investigated whether a vaccine lottery program in Philadelphia could help increase COVID-19 vaccinations.
Health Officials Advise White House to Scale Back Booster Plan for Now
Top federal health officials have told the White House to scale back a plan to offer coronavirus booster shots to the general public this month, saying that regulators need more time to collect and review all the necessary data, according to people familiar with the discussion.
MedPAC considers one-time funding boosts for Medicare in 2023 due to COVID-19 confusion
A key Medicare advisory panel is debating one-time funding boosts to providers for 2023 due to questions on how COVID-19 has permanently impacted the healthcare industry.
The research keeps coming about how governors hurt their states when they cut off unemployment benefits early
Americans who've already lost unemployment benefits aren't going back to work in droves — instead they are spending less and may not be getting enough to eat.
Privacy in the Brain: The Ethics of Neurotechnology
Anna Wexler, an assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, has focused on these direct-to-consumer devices, which not so long ago, were mainly the preserve of DIY brain hackers.
Ex-Obama Health Advisor Says Covid Is Far From Dying Out in U.S., So Masks Remain Necessary
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel said it's important for people to keep wearing face coverings until a larger percentage of the U.S. population has received a Covid vaccine.