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Penn’s United Front Against MS

MS logo“MS is a devastating disease, marked by fatigue, numbness and often visual impairment caused by lesions or areas of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord,” said Clyde Markowitz, MD, director of Penn’s Multiple Sclerosis Center. A disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body, MS strips away the myelin or protective coating around the nerves. This causes the nerves to be susceptible to MS “attacks” – varied and unpredictable symptoms depending upon where in the body they occur – and the development of lesions or scar tissue in areas of myelin damage. There is no cure. 

Help raise money to fight this devastating disease by joining Team UPHS/PENN in the MS-150 bike ride on October 3 and 4. This year’s system-wide goal is to recruit 325 team members and raise $150,000. The MS Society and Penn Medicine have a longstanding partnership. Since 2004, the Society has invested over $6.2 million in UPHS research.

Click here to learn more and register for the ride.

Nominations for Master Clinician

Launched in 2013, the Academy of Master Clinicians recognizes those Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism. To date, 36 physicians have been selected through a rigor...Full story

Lancaster General Health Joins Penn Medicine

Lancaster General Health (LG Health) is now a member of Penn Medicine. The combination unites one of the nation’s top academic medical centers with a health system nationally ranked for its clinical quality. Both are among the top five syst...Full story

Two Executive Leadership Changes at LG Health

Two recent executive leadership changes at Lancaster General Health (LG Health) strengthens access to its nationally recognized patient care across South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Thomas E. Beeman, PhD, formerly president and ...Full story

New Knowledge Link Training Opportunities

There are two new offerings available for UPHS employees in Knowledge Link. Visit Knowledge Link and log in with your PennKey to get up to speed on the changes coming for ICD-10 and the Leave of Absence policy. ...Full story

First-ever UPHS-wide Penn Medicine Experience Week!

October 5th-9th We are so excited to come together as a Health System to to celebrate accomplishments, re-energize efforts, and honor our staff members who impact patient experience every single day. You will be receiving more information...Full story

2015 Quality and Patient Safety Awards

Have a great project that you want to share with others? Submit it to the UPHS Quality and Patient Safety Awards. This award has been a longstanding opportunity for teams to formally document their achievements in quality and patient safety...Full story

Papal Visit Preparations

As Philadelphia prepares for the Pope’s visit in September, Papal planning teams at each entity have been meeting to assess site-specific issues that may arise, including necessary staffing levels and adequate supply delivery. Each entity w...Full story

Still Time to Join

Help support Alzheimer’s and aging-related research and care at Penn’s Institute on Aging by participating in the Fourth Annual 5K for the IOA The Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 20. The race starts at the Shoemaker Green entrance t...Full story

Lancaster General Health Joins UPHS

It’s official! Effective August 1,Lancaster General Health (LG Health) became a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The combination unites Penn Medicine – one of the nation’s top academic medical centers world-renowned ...Full story

A Community that CAREs

Since its inception in 2012, the Penn Medicine CAREs program has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to support the volunteer efforts of UPHS physicians, employees and students from the Perelman School of Medicine who go out of their way to h...Full story


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