Science journal editors shouldn’t contribute to politicizing science
The risks of science journals advocating for or against candidates are obvious.
Older adults deserve to vote too — here's the support they need
In a democracy, voting is a most sacred right for adult citizens. It binds us together, not as partisans, but as Americans. In this upcoming presidential election, exercising this essential right will be more challenging than usual, especially for older adults.
Dr. Zeke Emanuel Wins ASBH Lifetime Achievement Award
Our department’s Zeke Emanuel, MD, PhD, has been honored with the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Lifetime Achievement Award, which is the Society’s highest honor and recognizes longstanding achievement in bioethics and/or the medical humanities.
Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani Launches Opportunity for Health Lab
Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD, has launched the Opportunity for Health Lab, whose mission is to eliminate health disparities by bolstering economic opportunity.
Our Faculty to Present at 2020 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Conference
Find a list of ASBH presentations featuring our faculty members here.
Dr. Zeke Emanuel Wins 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award
Congratulations to our department’s Zeke Emanuel, MD, PhD, who has won the 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award, which is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Amol Navathe Launches Payment Insights Team
Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, has launched the Payment Insights Team, an interdisciplinary team of experts based in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that uses insights from economics and behavioral science to analyze existing policy effects and design, test, and evaluate financial and non-financial interventions that can improve care in pragmatic, real-world settings
Ahead of a divisive election, this Penn doctor is working to ensure people with dementia can vote
Jason Karlawish’s interest in ensuring that Americans with dementia can vote goes back 20 years to another contentious election, the one between George W. Bush and Al Gore that made the “hanging chads” on Florida ballots famous.
Restoring the American Dream will make America healthier
For many Americans, the loss of hope for a better future has harmed their health.
Why a Hospital Might Shun a Black Patient
The way medical professionals are paid keeps structural racism alive. It’s unethical and it must change.
Department Members Help Launch COVID Alert PA App
Members of our Health Policy Department have been assisting the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) with COVID Alert PA, a free app designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Policy makers should ‘set their sights higher’ on U.S. drug pricing regulations, researchers say
A review published in JAMA found that bills introduced into the House and Senate don't go nearly as far as existing drug pricing regulations other countries. The researchers listed eight key lessons from six nations.
Aging and the costs that come with it
Junior Darcey Hookway delved into the complexities of aging in a Penn Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program-supported summer internship with the laboratory of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Norma Coe.
In Memoriam: Renée Fox
We write with the sad news that our dear colleague and beloved friend, Renée Fox, died today at the age of 92. The cause of death was leukemia, which came on very suddenly. We take some solace in...
Recreational cannabis, racial justice, and an ethical way forward for Pennsylvania
Legalizing recreational cannabis to support economic relief should be a no-brainer.
Team Awarded R01 to Study Gun-Safe Interventions in Pediatric Primary Care
A team led by Rinad Beidas has won an R01 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to test strategies to increase implementation of a universal safe firearm storage program in pediatric primary care.
Penn Development Research Initiative Launches
The Penn Development Research Initiative (PDRI) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars at the University of Pennsylvania whose research seeks to identify solutions to the challenges facing developing countries.
Zeke Emanuel and Group of International Researchers Develop Ethical Framework for Global Vaccine Allocation
Read this Science Magazine piece that explains the "Fair Priority Model."
Team Wins 2 Grants from NIA to Look at Tailoring Nudges to Improve Vaccination and Cancer Screening
A team that includes our department's Dr. Amol Navathe has won two grants from the National Institute on Aging to study nudges in cancer care and vaccination.