2 New Postdoctoral Fellows to Join the Department
Congratulations to Katharine (KP) Callahan and Naomi Scheinerman.
Selected Coronavirus Media Coverage from the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Here's a roundup of Covid-19 media coverage involving members of our department.
Peter Reese's Team Wins American Society of Transplantation 2020 Innovation Award
Congratulations to Peter Reese and his team, which examined how hepatitis c-infected kidneys could be used for transplantation.
The military should be mobilized for the coronavirus pandemic
As hospitals around the country face the prospect of unmanageable surges of patients stricken with COVID-19, military medical units may be crucial.
The Coronavirus Is Here to Stay, So What Happens Next?
There may be two to four more rounds of social distancing before this is over. Here’s what to expect.
The best thing everyday Americans can do to fight coronavirus?
Be a neat freak. Wash your hands. Give to people in need. If you’re going to spread anything, spread help, compassion and humor. And do not panic.
World Congress of Bioethics Conference Moves to Virtual Platform
With much regret, we are announcing that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the in-person meeting of the World Congress of Bioethics on the University of Pennsylvania campus has been canceled and will be moving to a virtual platform.
Doctors working while sick is bad enough in ordinary times. During the Covid-19 outbreak it could be catastrophic
It’s bad enough in ordinary times for a doctor or nurse to work while sick. But as Covid-19 hits hospitals, as it almost certainly will, the tendency of health care professionals to work through illness will present a serious threat to both patient safety and the public’s health.
Preparing for the coronavirus
Ezekiel Emanuel speaks with Marty Moss-Coane and Jennifer Nuzzo regarding coronavirus on WHYY's Radio Times.
Vote for Our Department's Research in #STATMadness Competition
Peter Reese's work on transplanting hepatitis C virus–infected hearts into uninfected recipients is in STAT's top contenders for best biomedical research from last year.
Officials say Americans should prepare for coronavirus spread
Richard Engel, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, and Philp Rucker join Andrea Mitchell with the latest coronavirus updates developments and how the Trump administration is handling the outbreak.
Eagleton Institute hosts Science and Politics workshop on gene editing
Jonathan Moreno, a University of Pennsylvania professor, discussed the topic of gene editing and bioethics as part of the Science and Politics Workshop on Feb. 21.
Suicidal Patients Often Excluded From Antidepressant Trials
Clinical trials of antidepressants that inform US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval decisions often exclude suicidal patients, leaving clinicians uncertain of the efficacy of these drugs in this patient population, new research shows.
Penn Collaboration Lands in Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Competition
Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, and Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, are spearheading a proposal to end HIV in South Africa.
Without oversight, electronic prescribing can harm patients
Electronic prescribing is meant to make prescribing safer, less error-prone, and more efficient.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Celebrated As Top Medical Pioneer to Celebrate This Black History Month
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, has been named one of Becker's Hospital Review's 25 medical pioneers to celebrate this Black History Month.
The Navy SEAL and is doctor: An experimental brain treatment blows up 2 lives
REWIRED is a two-part inewsource investigation into a promising and experimental brain treatment that has sparked mayhem for the doctor who developed it and the Navy SEAL who had a psychotic break after receiving it.
The Perils of “Survivorship Bias”
Say you walk into an emergency room, and you might or might not be having a heart attack. If I test you, I learn whether I’m making a good decision or not. But if I say, “It’s unlikely, so I’ll just send her home,” it’s almost the opposite of survivorship bias.
She was spotted smoking in ‘smoke-free’ rental housing. Now, she may be kicked out.
Smoking bans have become more widespread in recent years, largely because they are considered a boon to public health.