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Digital Edition of System News - November 2016

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Spirituality and Medicine: Refocusing on an Ancient Connection

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For hundreds of years, spirituality and religion played significant roles in medicine. Indeed, the church originally issued medical licenses to physicians, many of whom were monks or priests. The first hospitals were built by built by relig...Full story

CEO Column

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Penn Medicine staff, faculty and students engage with members of our community each day -- from care at the bedside to work with patient advocacy groups to administrative work that keeps operations for our patients and their families runnin...Full story

Inside the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Penn

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Last month, Silicon Valley philanthropist and entrepreneur Sean Parker joined Penn scientists and leaders and patients who have participated in lifesaving clinical trials at the Abramson Cancer Center to mark the launch of Penn’s Parker Ins...Full story

Philly Fights Cancer!

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Over 1,300 people came together last month to take cancer down for the count at the Philly Fights Cancer Round 2! The celebration helped raise $5.4 million to support translational research and clinical trials at Penn Medicines Abramson Can...Full story

Two Win PBJ Health Care Innovator Award

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Mitesh Patel, MD, of General Internal Medicine, and Jason Moore, PhD, director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at Penn, received Health Care Innovator Awards from the Philadelphia Business Journal. Patel’s research focuses on ...Full story

Awards and Accolades

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Ronald Fairman, MD, chief of Vascular Surgery, was elected president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, a not-for-profit professional medical society that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, a...Full story

Perelman School of Medicine Launches Online 3D Anatomy Courses

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Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine now offers online 3D anatomy courses to students worldwide. The courses have been developed in collaboration with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information product...Full story

LG Health Recognized for Reducing Opioids in Low-back Pain Treatment

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Low-back pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States, accounting for nearly 15 million medical visits and $25 billion in healthcare spending annually. One major consequence of the condition, prescription opioid abuse, carri...Full story

New State-of-the Art Center for Breast Imaging at PAH

Pennsylvania Hospital recently opened the Center for Breast Imaging, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide patients with access to the most advanced imaging services with the least radiation dose possible for an accurate diagnosis. ...Full story

Volpe Represents Penn Medicine Among Healthcare Leaders

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Michele Volpe, CEO of Penn Presbyterian, represented Penn Medicine in a gathering of the region’s healthcare leaders to recognize and celebrate their organizations’ participation in the HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania. HS...Full story

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