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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

Penn Medicine Information Services Wins Two Prestigious IS Industry Awards

Penn Medicine’s Information Services team has been recognized by Health Hospital Networks with two awards, Most Wired and the 2015 Innovator Award. These awards recognize Penn Medicine for its work in keeping ahead of the technological cur...Full story

CareerSTAT Recognizes Penn Medicine as ‘Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion’

Penn Medicine was among 10 health-care employers recognized nationwide as 2015 “Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions” by CareerSTAT, an initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future. This program acknowled...Full story

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the PPMC FY15 Q4 CAREs Grant Recipients! Helen Chavar - Youth Ministry Holy Cross Holy Cross Baptist Church hosts a week-long day camp each summer for teens 12-19 in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. Programs inclu...Full story

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

David Kozart, MD, Medical Staff Award

At the Semiannual Medical Staff meeting on June 10, the Annual David M. Kozart, MD, Medical Staff Award was presented. The David Kozart, MD, Medical Staff Award is intended to recognize a medical staff member who has demonstrated excellenc...Full story

Your Actions Prevent Reactions; Knowing Allergies Saves Lives

Did you know that according to the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, “an estimated 80 percent of serious medical errors involve miscommunication when patients are transferred or handed-off”? For this is reason, the Nursin...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

What is a “Just Culture”?

You’ve probably been seeing and hearing a lot about PPMC’s Just Culture initiative. But, do you know what it means to be a “Just Culture”? Just Culture: A non-punitive approach to error reporting is based on the concept that people make er...Full story

Participate in a UPHS Walk/Run/Bike Event and Earn 100 Points

With summer in the air, excuses are drying up—find a local event that fits your style and get moving! Whether youre a seasoned athlete or have never raced before, these walk/run/bike events are a great way to stay active and give back to yo...Full story

Join the MS-150

Be a part of what Bicycling Magazine names the “Best Cycling Getaway in NJ”, and help raise money for MS. In the past 17 years, Team UPHS/PENN has raised over $1.7 million in the MS-150 Bike to Shore Tour and, with your help, it could surpa...Full story

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