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Digital Edition of System News - April 2016

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At Penn Medicine, “precision medicine” isn’t just a buzzword. Increasingly, it’s shaping everything we do. The field, one of the fastest-growing in health care, makes use of sophisticated research and highly sensitive analytical tools to f...Full story

CPUP at 40

Penn’s Integrated System: A Model for Other Academic Medical Centers A decision made 40 years ago to create the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP) has helped keep Penn Medicine strong in a perpetually changing and ...Full story

Ensuring a High Quality Patient Experience at CPUP

The opening of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM) in 2008 served as a turning point for CPUP. Not only did it bring together most of CPUP’s clinical specialties into one brand new, state-of-the-art facility, but it also provid...Full story

Perelman School of Medicine Ranked 3rd in Country

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked the 3rd best medical school in the United States in the annual medical school survey in U.S. News World Report’s Best Graduate Schools report. This is the 19th year in a row the school has be...Full story

David Roth: Director of Penn Center for Precision Medicine

David B. Roth, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of the new Penn Center for Precision Medicine. In his new role, he will lead efforts to accelerate the implementation of precision medicine into clinical care. Roth is an internationally ...Full story

Kevin Baumlin: Chair of EM at Pennsylvania Hospital

Kevin M. Baumlin, MD, FACEP, has been named chair of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, and vice chair of Emergency Medicine for the Perelman School of Medicine. Baumlin is a globally recognized physician leader, and an accomplis...Full story

UPHS Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Each year, Penn Medicine recognizes those departments that have exhibited leadership and innovation in activities that ensure high quality clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and safety, and cost efficiency. Congratulations to the 2015...Full story

Novartis-Penn Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics Unveiled

Earlier this year, physicians, scientists and leaders from the Perelman School of Medicine and Novartis officially unveiled the Novartis-Penn Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT). The Center, which is located atop the Henry Jord...Full story

Awards and Accolades

Joseph Bavaria, MD, director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program, has been elected the 2016 president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Its mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest qua...Full story

Living With Mild Cognitive Impairment

How does MCI (mild cognitive impairment) affect the lives of those living with it? What’s a typical day for them? That’s what Tigist Hailu, coordinator for Diversity in Research and Education at the Penn Memory Center, hopes to discover, u...Full story


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