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Flu Vaccine Campaign: Starting Soon!

The 2014 Penn Medicine Influenza Vaccine Campaign for employees will begin as usual in late September/early October. This timing is chosen to provide optimal protection during the usual peak times for influenza infection in the Philadelphia area. The vaccine components are identical to those of 2013. As usual, the UPHS Occupational Health practices will provide vaccination opportunities at multiple convenient sites. The calendar and details will be posted on the UPHS Intranet Homepage. Penn Medicine staff will be able to print their own bar-coded consent forms beginning in mid September.

Any Penn Medicine faculty or employees who choose to be vaccinated for the 2014 season in their own doctor’s offices or pharmacies should save the documentation and submit it in September or October with their bar-coded forms. Documentation can be submitted by drop-off to your Penn Medicine Occupational Health Practice or by emailing pdfs (including the bar-coded form) to

Still Time to Run for the IOA

You can still register for Penn’s Third Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk, to be held on Sunday, September 21.The event will be on Penn’s campus, starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and running thro...Full story

Discounts at the University's Computer Store

Did you know that UPHS employees qualify for the same academic discounts at the Penn Computer Connection as are offered to Penn faculty, staff and students? And during the Computer Connections annual Back-To-School Sale promotion, employees...Full story

Summer Spotlight on Skincare

Throughout the summer, the Presby Bulletin will be giving you the lowdown on what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s rays. Fact or Fiction: One sunburn won’t raise your risk of skin cancer. FICT...Full story

Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer Benefitting Abramson Cancer Center!

Prove that there is strength in numbers as you join thousands of riders to cycle 150 miles in two days through Pennsylvania’s most beautiful scenery. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is for anyone – all you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet...Full story

College Search Seminar

Penn Admissions will host a seminar on Wednesday, August 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm for Penn faculty and staff families and their children who are juniors and seniors in high school. The program, featuring case studies and admission workshops,...Full story

Help Create a World Free of MS

Sign up today to join UPHS employees, friends and families as part of the UPHS/Penn team for the MS City to Shore Ride onSeptember 27 and 28. The team is hoping to recruit 300 members and raise $150,000. Over its 17 years, Team UPHS/PENN ha...Full story

Brian S. Englander, MD, Named Chair of Radiology

Brian S. Englander, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Radiology at Pennsylvania Hospital, effective July 1. “Dr. Englander has served as the Interim Chair of Radiology since September 2013. We are grateful to him for taking on...Full story

Awards and Accolades

Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, co-director of the GI physiology laboratory, received the first Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Gastroenterological Association for exemplifying leadership and excellence in the clinical academic pract...Full story

Sign Up for the 5K for the IOA

Mark your calendars for Penn’sThird Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walkon Sunday, September 21.The event will be held on Penn’s campus, starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and running through Penn Par...Full story

Penn Program for Mindfulness Summer 2014 Programs

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management program that teaches individuals how to use meditation as the primary tool for long-term stress management. Special Event: An Evening with Dr. Dan Gottlieb: A Mindf...Full story

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