Big Ideas

A look at a few of our big picture priorities that improve Penn as we create knowledge to benefit the world.

A gloved hand holds a petri dish filled with green colored tablets. Plants in containers are shown in the background

Chewing to curb COVID

Penn Medicine will conduct a new clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a chewing gum designed by School of Dental Medicine researchers to trap SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva.

Four office coworkers put their recycling in the bin.

What to know about Penn’s Eco-Reps program

Four representatives from across the University talk about how this group provides a campus community that helps fight climate change, plus ways people, offices, and labs can get involved.

Sarah Sterinbach

Combating urban heat

Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, rising junior Sarah Sterinbach has spent the summer learning about the policies Philadelphia has used to protect its citizens from extreme heat and how those efforts might improve in the future.