Podcast Episode: Do IRBs do more good than harm?
Holly Fernandez Lynch joins new podcast Bio(un)ethical to discuss IRB measurements.
Penn Medicine Researchers Awarded $27.5 Million for Large Palliative Care Study
The PCORI study is led by led by Scott D. Halpern and Kate Courtright along with other Penn faculty with more peripheral but important and defined roles, including: Jaya Aysola, Amol Navathe, Michael Harhay, and Kathy Bowles
Dr. Callahan Wins Funding for Managing Uncertainty in Genetic Information in Neonates
Genetic testing is increasingly used in ill neonates and holds promise to improve care, but the uncertainty of many genetic results complicates their application to clinical practice and poses an important hazard.
The Supreme Court’s Rulings on Race Neutrality Threaten Progress in Medicine and Health
Harald Schmidt wrote a JAMA Viewpoint after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on affirmative action.
Challenges and advances in brain-computer interfaces
Following the FDA approval for human clinical trials for brain tech startups, Anna Wexler of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses advances in brain-computer interfaces and looming ethical concerns.
Innovation in Prostate Cancer Care: Frailty, Bone Health, and Cardiovascular Screening
Ravi Parikh, MD sits down with Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH to discuss his session on interventions to prevent or mitigate frailty in prostate cancer patients.
Ethical Responsibilities for Companies That Process Personal Data
A new paper by Matt McCoy, Steve Joffe, and Zeke Emanuel (et. al) proposes the Ethics Data Practice Framework to inform policy on the collection and use of personal data.
Cancer patients shouldn’t be responsible for out-of-pocket costs
The costs of cancer are literally killing patients. But there is a clear solution. Patients diagnosed with cancer should not be responsible for any deductibles, copays, or other cost-sharing.
Should FDA Grant Accelerated Approval to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy?
— Waiting for the results of the SRP-9001 confirmatory trial may be a better move. by Reshma Ramachandran, MD, MPP, MHS, and Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBe
Are We Ready to Care for Our Aging Population?
There’s a seismic shift of Americans going into retirement by 2030. They’ll need more medical care as they age — and the resources to pay for it.
CHIBE and the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons
Members of Penn’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) volunteered at Cradles to Crayons this May by cleaning and sorting books and sorting clothing.
Do Accelerated Approvals Really Benefit Patients? With Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP
In this interview with OncData, he further discusses his research and gives a thought-provoking analysis of what these findings could mean for the future of the accelerated approval program, as well as how the multidisciplinary team could better advocate and let their voices be heard for more quality clinical trials.
How an abortion pill ruling could threaten the FDA's regulatory authority
Holly Fernandez Lynch tells Morning Edition's Michel Martin that pharmaceutical companies that develop new products typically conduct clinical trials, evaluate drugs' safety and effectiveness, and submit a "massive dossier of data" to the FDA, the agency given authority by Congress to determine which products can go to market.
PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship
Four Penn faculty named 2023 Guggenheim Fellows
Dr. Coe's Paper Is Selected for the 2023 John M. Eisenberg Article of the Year
Norma Coe’s paper with Sungchul Park and Rachel Werner, “Racial and ethnic disparities in access to and enrollment in high-quality Medicare Advantage plans,” published in a 2022 issue of Health Services Research has been selected as the journal's 2023 John M. Eisenberg Article of the Year.
Too many Philly kids are missing routine vaccines, putting us all at risk. Here’s how to keep our city safe. | Expert Opinion
Nearly one in five public school kindergarteners in Philly is not fully vaccinated. Here are four steps city officials can take to fix this by the 2023-24 academic year.
Podcast: Matthew McCoy on Hospital Websites Tracking Your Data
Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Matthew McCoy from the University of Pennsylvania on his recent paper examining third party data tracking on hospital website home pages.
Appointment of Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, as Interim Health Policy Division Chief effective April 1, 2023.
Prof. Thirumurthy is an economist who is Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Associate Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, where he leads global health initiatives.
Appointment of Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE, as our department’s Vice-Chair for Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) effective April 1, 2023.
Prof. Fernandez Lynch succeeds Harsha Thirumurthy. She has a longstanding and deep commitment to ADEI and will bring tremendous vision and energy to the work.