The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Company Profile

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A leader in medicine for more than 240 years, Penn opened its School of Medicine, the nation's first, in 1765. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital.Since its founding days, Penn has expanded medical frontiers by creating some of the nation's earliest programs in areas ranging from dermatology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and radiology, to the Philadelphia region's only program to perform transplantation of five major organs.
Over the past 30 years, Penn physicians and scientists have participated in many important discoveries, including:
The first general vaccine against pneumonia
The introduction of total intravenous feeding
The development of magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging technologies
The discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, which revolutionized cancer research by making the connection between genetic abnormalities and cancer
Penn continues to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives. We are committed to caring for our patients with respect and compassion while forging the medical discoveries that will lead us through the 21st century.


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How many American cities protect the rights of employed breastfeeding mothers?

(University of Pennsylvania) Research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that, among the 151 largest cities in the United States, o...

New scholars named by program to promote research into the influence of gender on health

(University of Pennsylvania) The University of Pennsylvania's Melanie Kornides, Jennifer Lewey, and C. Alix Timko, also of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, are pursuing research that examines ...

For the first time, a neural link between altruism and empathy toward strangers

(University of Pennsylvania) Using fMRI scans of a brain region called the anterior insula, University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University researchers discovered that people who donated a kidney...

Teachers view immigrant, minority parents as less involved in their children's education

(University of Pennsylvania) A study from the University of Pennsylvania revealed that such perspectives from educators can end up hampering the academic trajectory of the students involved.

Penn Vet's Nicola Mason receives NIH award to target autoimmune disease in dogs

(University of Pennsylvania) Nicola J. Mason, BVetMed, PhD, associate professor of Medicine and Pathobiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Aimee S. Payne,...

Dry conditions may have helped a new type of plant gain a foothold on Earth

(University of Pennsylvania) Plants reap energy from the sun using two photosynthesis pathways, C3 and C4. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania biologists suggests that water availability dro...

Pioneers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia greet European Commission's approval of Kymriah

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Oncologists from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia today celebrated a watershed moment in medicine: approval by the European Commission of Kymriah (tisagenlecle...

Ensuring equality: Penn develops method to measure and operationalize inclusive culture

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Inclusiveness of workplace culture can be measured by a concrete set of six factors, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open from rese...

PubMed Articles [2104 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Sample Size Determination for Evaluation of Time Domain Heart Rate Variability Indices in Canine Lameness.

Heart rate variability (HRV) is a physiologic phenomenon that occurs due to changing autonomic tone resulting in variable RR intervals. A reduction in HRV is used as an index of pain in neonatal human...

Preventability of maternal near miss and mortality in Rwanda: A case series from the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK).

Assess the primary causes and preventability of maternal near misses (MNM) and mortalities (MM) at the largest tertiary referral hospital in Rwanda, Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK).

Clinical and management skills for hospital nurses: perspective of nursing university students.

to analyze nursing university students' perception of the professional skills to act in the hospital setting developed during their academic training, and what strategies are being created for the dev...

Patient safety culture in a university hospital.

to assess patient safety culture in a university hospital.

Surgical treatment of extravasation injuries: experience of the Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo.

to report the experience of the Division of Plastic Surgery of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Medical School of the University of São Paulo in the treatment of cutaneous lesions due to accidental ...

Clinical Trials [3731 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Legionnaires' Effect on Smell

The goal of this study is to determine whether survivors of Legionnaires' disease suffer smell loss. A quantitative olfactory test will be performed by the participants. Such testing will ...

Use of the Perinatal Database and Biologic Tissue Bank at The Perinatology Research Branch (PRB)

The purpose of this application is to request permission to use a bank of biological specimens and clinical information collected by the investigators prior to their joining the intramural...

Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability, with an estimated cost of 45 billion dollars a year in the United States alone. Every year, approximately 1.4 million...

Prevention of Obesity at Universities: A Randomized Trial

This is a nutrition and behavior-based intervention conducted at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania with college women during their freshman year. It involves attending ...

Pennsylvania Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program

This project is designed to evaluate a statewide, hospital-based parent education program to prevent abusive head trauma (AHT) in Pennsylvania, and investigate the additional effectiveness...

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The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

A leader in medicine for more than 240 years, Penn opened its School of Medicine, the nation's first, in 1765. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1874 as the nation's fi...


Nemours is an integrated children's health system with operations in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. The organization's hub is the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, a 200...

University City Keystone Innovation Zone (UC KIZ)

The University City Keystone Innovation Zone is a partnership of BioAdvance, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, University City Science Center, University of Pennsylv...

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