• Penn Medicine Performs Bilateral Hand Transplant

    Penn Medicine Performs Bilateral Hand Transplant

    For the first time in the Delaware Valley Region, a patient has undergone a complex and intricate bilateral hand transplant that could significantly enhance the quality-of-life for persons with multiple limb loss.

  • Raymond Perelman receives Penn Medal for Distinguished Achievement

    Raymond Perelman receives Penn Medal for Distinguished Achievement

    Penn President Amy Gutmann presented the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement to prominent Philadelphia philanthropist Raymond Perelman at an event Wednesday evening celebrating the naming of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine.

  • Integrated Studies at Penn

    Integrated Studies at Penn

    This fall, Penn launched a new undergraduate program in Integrated Studies. The program is designed around the idea that no single discipline or perspective can be applied to complex problems; instead, students tackle problems using multiple disciplines and approaches.

  • Ethically Impossible

    Ethically Impossible

    The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann, has completed the first phase of an important study on U.S.-funded research conducted in the 1940s in Guatemala that involved intentionally exposing and infecting vulnerable populations to sexually transmitted diseases without the subjects' consent.

  • 2011 White Coat Ceremony

    2011 White Coat Ceremony

    On August 12, Larry Jameson, the newly inaugurated executive vice president of the University for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, helped launch the medical school careers of 170 first-year students as they donned their first white coats and marked the beginning of their journey into the art and science of healing.