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Science Meets Community

DEV-FY15-8021-ACC.Science.Meets.Community.Promotional.Web.Graphics.Email...Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center supports numerous initiatives to benefifit our patients, caregivers, and their families as well as the Greater Delaware Valley community we serve. From prevention to screening to diagnosis to management to survivorship, the research and clinical services are shaped by an intimate knowledge of the cities, towns, neighborhoods and counties that comprise our region. This knowledge guides our work and inspires us to find tomorrow’s cures today.

Science Meets Community highlights the cancer burden in the Greater Delaware Valley (which is higher than the national average) and the work that is going on at the Abramson Cancer Center to decrease this burden. To learn more, go to

Back to School Drive

Join the Addiction Treatment Services team in helping those less fortunate by donating school supplies. In the weeks leading up to the new school year, the team is collecting note books, writing utensils, loose leaf paper, and book bags. Th...Full story

Empowering Women Through Knowledge

For the last several years, Martina Ward, MSN, RN, of Women’s Health (Silverstein 7), has spent every third Sunday at her church – Master Builder’s Church -- taking blood pressures of congregants and talking with them about living a healthi...Full story

PPMC Thanks…

Leon Hinman and Stephen Davis, PPMC Chefs from Sodexo, who were the last volunteers in the semi-annual uGo series, an eight-week program run twice each year by the People’s Emergency Center that features activities that promote healthy lif...Full story

Supporting Cystic Fibrosis

For the fourth year, the Expectorants participated in the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run/Walk. The team, comprised of staff from Silverstein 11 as well as care providers for HUP’s CF outpatients and their families, raised almost $800 for the ...Full story

PPMC Thanks…

Hannah Carson, CIC, Infection Preventionist, who joined other PPMC faculty and staff in volunteering her time to teach local kids about healthy habits. In the third meeting of an eight-week series focused on promoting healthy lifestyles a...Full story

PPMC Thanks…

Karrima Owens, MSN, ACNS-BC, who volunteered her time last month to teach local kids about stroke education including signs and symptoms of a stroke, and what to do if they suspect someone is having a stroke. One week after Karrima’s sessi...Full story

The Many Faces of Service

It’s been 250 years since the University of Pennsylvania established the first medical school in what would become the United States. Not long after the first graduates earned their diplomas, the American Revolution drew Penn medical facult...Full story

A New Home Base for Puentes de Salud

For nearly a decade, Puentes de Salud (“Bridges of Health”) has provided low-cost primary care and a range of educational and social services to the city’s Latino immigrants at many locations throughout the area. The program has grown to b...Full story

Chester County Hospital Collaborates with Health Empowerment Partners

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Four years ago, Chester County Hospital joined an ongoing collaborative planning effort with 34 other locally focused organizations to help Chester County become a community in which all individuals can be healthy and empowered to manage th...Full story

PPMC Thanks…

John Beecroft and Aleta Fisher from Addiction Services who volunteered time earlier this month to teach local kids about the dangers of drug addiction, and practice saying “no” to drugs. The session was part of the annual uGo series, an eig...Full story

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