Innovation Prize Goes to Two Penn Seniors for Device That Continuously Tracks Body Temperature

Aaron Goldstein and William Duckworth developed Fever Smart, a digital thermometer that is applied like a Band-Aid under a patient’s arm and wirelessly feeds temperature to a smartphone.

Two Penn Seniors to Aid Parkinson’s Patients With Innovative Motion-tracking Device

A rough estimate of the amount of steps taken in a day might be enough for the average fitness tracker or smartwatch user, but, for people with movement disorders, more fine-grained data could be life changing. Penn seniors Alfredo Muniz and Sade Oba aim to make that vision a reality.

Penn Bioengineers Show Why Lab-made Stem Cells Might Fail: Errors in DNA Folding

Induced pluripotent stem cells hold promise for regenerative medicine because they can, in theory, turn into any type of tissue and because they are made from a patient’s own adult cells, guaranteeing compatibility.

Three Penn Students Named HHMI Medical Research Fellows

Three graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Medical Research Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.



  • Training China’s Next Generation of Dentists

    Training China’s Next Generation of Dentists

    China’s growing need for dentists has given rise to a fruitful partnership between experts and practitioners in that country and researchers and students at Penn Dental School.

  • Narrowing the Gender Gap in Orthopedic Surgery

    In a field where women constitute approximately 5 percent of the practitioners in the country, Kristy Weber’s position as Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine makes her something of a trailblazer.

  • Visualizing a Parasite Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier

    Using powerful microscopy, Penn Vet Postdoc Christoph Konradt and Professor Christopher Hunter showed how the Toxoplasma parasite breaches the blood-brain barrier.

  • A Perfect Pair: Bedtime and Brushing

    Students, staff, faculty, and residents from Penn’s School of Dental Medicine are part of an effort to ensure that good literacy and oral hygiene habits start early.

  • Unlocking the Criminal Mind Using Biological Keys

    Researchers seeking to comprehend criminal behavior have long relied on social and sociological models. Penn Professor Adrian Raine says biology is critical to understanding violent behavior, too.

  • Mother’s Stress Alters Babies’ Gut and Brain

    Penn Vet researcher Tracy Bale has found that stress during pregnancy can impact offspring development through changes in the microbiota that are passed along during birth.

  • Puppies Bring Cuteness and Pedigree to Working Dog Center

    Five Labrador retriever puppies have reported to the Penn Vet Working Dog Center to start qualified training. These puppies, while undeniably adorable, also represent the different facets of the Center’s serious mission of optimizing the production of valuable working dogs, which involves research, breeding, training, and education.

  • Diving Deep for Alternative Energy

    The coral reefs under the tiny island nation of Palau are a laboratory unlike anywhere else on the planet, housing creatures with traits that rival the best of human ingenuity.

  • A Bash Between Friends

    The Best Friends Bash brings together patients from CHOP with craniofacial differences and dogs from Penn Vet with similar conditions. Nurses, doctors, and family members are also invited to attend the celebratory event.

  • President's Engagement Prize-Winners Launch Social Impact Projects

    Though they graduated mere weeks ago, five members of Penn’s Class of 2015 have already begun projects destined to make a profound impact on individuals and communities around the world, with support from the President’s Engagement Prizes.

Penn in the news

Why Dentists Write Too Many Scripts May 27, 2016 | Philly.com

Elliot Hersh of the School of Dental Medicine is quoted about the dangers of dentists overprescribing opioids.

FDA Approves Novel Form of Addiction Treatment: A 6-month Implant May 27, 2016 | Philly.com

Kyle Kampman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the benefit of an implanted drug to help treat opioid addiction.

Game of Thrones Season 6: Greyscale, Diagnosed and Explained May 25, 2016 | Vox

Jules Lipoff of the Perelman School of Medicine shares an explanation of greyscale as depicted on the show “Game of Thrones.”

A Deadlier Drug: Doctors Suspect W-18 Is Spiking Overdoses May 24, 2016 | Philly.com

Jeanmaire Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a synthetic opioid W-18.

Neighborhoods Can Shape Success – Down to the Level of a City Block May 23, 2016 | Atlantic

Therese Richmond of the School of Nursing for working on a report about how neighborhoods can shape success and health.