Penn Medicine News Blog Archive: Trauma

From Trauma Patient to Volunteer

By Paul Foster | September 19, 2016 | Comments image from http://s3.amazonaws.com/hires.aviary.com/k/mr6i2hifk4wxt1dp/16091914/b1cee36d-55a6-4f99-abd7-87d55471bcac.png

If you’ve walked the halls of the Trauma Center at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in the last few months, there’s a chance you’ve come across Alisha Sawant. She’s the positively beaming volunteer with a permanent smile who often greets friends and family of patients, and generally helps out on the... Read more

Stop the Bleed

By Katie Delach | September 12, 2016 | Comments image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2016-09-12/300000d7f9e6416696307c545cad1791.png

Penn Medicine's Patrick K. Kim, MD, Trauma Program Director for the Penn Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, answers questions from a group of Philadelphia nurses on wound care and tourniquet application. While students were picking out their outfits and sharpening pencils, and teachers were preparing their... Read more

Advancing Injury Care for all Americans

By Katie Delach | August 3, 2016 | Comments image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2016-08-03/43eac055a26841b6980e97bc441373d3.png

John P. Pryor, MD, Penn trauma surgeon and a Major in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps (left), and C. William Schwab. On Christmas Day 2008, Pryor was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq with a forward surgical team in the Army’s 1st Medical Detachment when he... Read more

Bombs, Bugs, and Bodies: A Curious Interview with Mary Roach

By Robert Press | June 20, 2016 | Comments Mary-Roach-(c)-Jen-Siska

Mary Roach | maryroach.net | Photo by Jen Siska Perhaps it’s because I don’t have any specific beat to cover, or perhaps it’s because I just get bored writing about one thing over and over, but going through my post history on this blog reveals a bit of a wandering... Read more

Witness to History: David Hosack and the Deaths of Two Hamiltons (pt. 2)

By Robert Press | April 29, 2016 | Comments Untitled-1

Google Maps This is the second part of a piece on Dr. David Hosack—a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania medical school (now known as the Perelman School of Medicine)—and his work as physician for the family of our nation's first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton. The first part can be... Read more

Witness to History: David Hosack and the Deaths of Two Hamiltons (pt. 1)

By Robert Press | April 27, 2016 | Comments Hamilton-burr-duel

All images from Wikipedia.org At more than 250 years old, the medical school at the University of Pennsylvania predates the United States of America by about a decade. Between that and its location at the very heart of this new nation, the school has been witness to—and produced witnesses to—significant... Read more

Penn Medicine Year in Review 2015

By Greg Richter | December 23, 2015 | Comments Year_in_review

Before we celebrate the New Year – perhaps by experiencing the ball drop in Times Square or the always entertaining Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day in Center City – let’s reflect on a few of the many ways that Penn Medicine advanced patient care, research, and medical education in... Read more

The New Issue: The Past, the Present, and the Future

By John Shea | July 22, 2015 | Comments image from http://s3.amazonaws.com/hires.aviary.com/k/mr6i2hifk4wxt1dp/15072217/029fb865-7e33-4bfe-a465-d51269cf4b01.png

As the Perelman School of Medicine continues its yearlong celebration of its 250 years, the Summer 2015 issue of Penn Medicine looks back at its illustrious history and looks ahead to some promising developments. The issue’s topics include celebrations, acknowledgments of achievement, and a close look at a center we... Read more

What We've Been Up To: January and February, in Pictures

By Robert Press | February 21, 2015 | Comments

If you feel like you've seen an awful lot of "Hey, check out some shots from the grand opening of [insert massive medical facility here]!" lately, that's because, well ... yeah, we've been opening a whole bunch of new space. In just the past few months we've celebrated the opening... Read more

Transforming Trauma

By Katie Delach | January 30, 2015 | Comments image from http://s3.amazonaws.com/hires.aviary.com/k/mr6i2hifk4wxt1dp/15013019/ee74e885-3b2d-4ed5-9f25-dc9ced71b13a.png

As we look toward the opening of our new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) and the transition of our trauma center from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, throughout the month of January, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest news and... Read more

When 'Sticks and Stones' Break Your Bones, the PAC is Where You Want to Be

By Katie Delach | January 15, 2015 | Comments Xray1

As we look toward the opening of our new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) and the transition of our trauma center from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, throughout the month of January, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest news and... Read more

Advancing Neurotrauma Care—and Research—at Penn’s New Pavilion for Advanced Care

By Lee-Ann Donegan | January 12, 2015 | Comments

As we look toward the opening of our new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) and the transition of our trauma center from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, throughout the month of January, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest news and... Read more

The Pavilion for Advanced Care: Renderings and Reality

By Robert Press | January 5, 2015 | Comments image from http://s3.amazonaws.com/hires.aviary.com/k/mr6i2hifk4wxt1dp/15010520/ee677585-6afb-4369-98c5-97766be1b91a.png

As we look toward the opening of our new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) and the transition of our trauma center from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, throughout the month of January, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest news and... Read more

PAC’ing it Up and Moving to Presby

By Sally Sapega | January 2, 2015 | Comments Trauma blog small

As we look toward the opening of our new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) and the transition of our trauma center from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), throughout the month of January, the News Blog is highlighting some of the latest... Read more

Penn Medicine Day in the Life 2014

By Robert Press | November 12, 2014 | Comments

It’s fall, and with fall come a few annual traditions: the leaves changing color, pumpkin spice everything, Christmas decorations a full two months early, and — most relevant to us here at Penn Medicine — the Day in the Life project. It’s a yearly visual documentation of life here at... Read more

Catching up with Edna Foa: From OCD to Her Latest Degree

By Lee-Ann Donegan | September 12, 2014 | Comments GEO_2561

Last month, Edna Foa, world renowned for being the creator of prolonged exposure therapy, a treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whereby patients revisit the traumatic event in order to help them heal, received her second honorary doctorate degree for her work in psychiatry—a career that spans four decades.... Read more

Medical Missions: Now and Then

By John Shea | July 24, 2014 | Comments image from http://s3.amazonaws.com/hires.aviary.com/k/mr6i2hifk4wxt1dp/14072413/3a1c8414-0d5a-413a-8f66-6cb13965d85b.png

Having been an editor of Penn Medicine publications for, um, several years, I’ve been privileged to learn about some of the many medical missions abroad that the institution’s physicians, nurses, and alumni have taken part in. Occasionally, our magazines have covered such initiatives. In the most recent issue of Penn... Read more

Trying to Give Trauma Docs a Breather

By Sally Sapega | May 10, 2013 | Comments Rhonda at outreach cropped

“I want to put trauma doctors out of business.” Rhonda Holmstrom, Trauma Outpatient & Injury Prevention Coordinator, says this with a smile, knowing it’s not a realistic goal, but she –- and other members of the trauma team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -– are reaching out... Read more

Boston Tragedy Highlights Need to Implement Effective PTSD Therapies

By Steve Graff | April 26, 2013 | Comments Foa 2010 diCarlo

The recent events in Boston remind us how important it is to help people, children and families affected by such tragedies get the most effective mental health treatments out there. The good news is, over the years, evidence-based therapies (EBT), like prolonged exposure therapy, where patients with posttraumatic stress disorder... Read more

Center for Brain Injury and Repair Presence at Philadelphia Science Festival Reaches Science Enthusiasts of all Ages

By Karen Kreeger | April 22, 2013 | Comments PSF 2013 Carnival Brain Tent 1 cropped

This year the Center for Brain Injury and Repair is reaching audiences of all stripes at the Philadelphia Science Festival, with their message of how to mind your brain from concussions with hand-on demos. Read more

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