Penn Medicine Innovation Projects Secure Independence Blue Cross Grants

Posted on June 24, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Three Penn Medicine projects tied to its Center for Health Care Innovation were chosen by Independence Blue Cross to receive Clinical Care Innovation Grants. These grants are awarded annually to programs in the Philadelphia area that “improve the health and well-being” of patients. Read More.

Cancer Service Line & PC3I Access Accelerator Seeking Innovative Ideas on Cancer Care Access

Posted on June 23, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Through the Access Accelerator, the Cancer Service Line (CSL) and the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) invite applications for initiatives that aim to create and test innovative solutions to address challenges in cancer care access at Penn Medicine. Learn more.

Katherine Reuther, PhD, MBA named new Executive Director for Penn Health-Tech

Posted on June 17, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Penn Health-Tech, Penn Engineering, and Penn Medicine are excited to announce that Dr. Katherine (Katie) Reuther will join us as the new Executive Director of the Penn Center for Health-Devices and Technology (Penn Health-Tech), beginning mid-July 2021. Dr. Reuther will also be joining the School of Engineering and Applied Science faculty as Practice Associate Professor in…

RAIN 2021 – Collaboration as the New Normal

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The University City Science Center annual RAIN Conference is back on July 22nd – and taking place in-person! When the pandemic hit, even perceived competitors collaborated for the greater good, which is why this year’s program will explore “Goodwill,” a theme that has emerged as we move towards our collective new normal. Conference Agenda: Welcome…

2021 Nucleus Award Nominations

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The Science Center’s Nucleus Awards, presented by CSL Behring, celebrate the ecosystem builders that fuel discovery, demolish barriers and foster an innovative future. The 2021 Nucleus Awards will recognize honorees across three categories: Commercialization, Convener and Cultivator. Nominate someone today!

Nia Therapeutics won the MedCity INVEST Precision Medicine pitch competition for life sciences

Posted on June 15, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Ten companies presented an overview of their businesses in the health IT and life science tracks of Pitch Perfect. Nia Therapeutics, a Penn spinout developing implantable brain stimulation device for the treatment of memory loss, won for life sciences track.  Learn More.

Listen: The Unlikely Pioneer Behind mRNA Vaccines

Posted on June 11, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

The Daily podcast by the New York Times interviewed Dr. Katalin Kariko about the long road to getting mRNA into the vaccines that are winning the war against COVID. Listen here

Back to health care’s other big challenges: Return of the Innovation Accelerator

Posted on June 10, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

Check out the three selected projects for the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation’s Innovation Accelerator. Catching Z’s: Improving Sleep for Hospitalized Neurology Patients Reducing Admissions Among Patients Discharged with Enteral Nutrition Optimizing Gynecologic Oncology Care Read More in the Penn Medicine Blog

A blueprint for designing and synthesizing new, multifunctional materials

Posted on June 7, 2021 — Jessica Jones Gupta

By combining theory, computational simulations, chemical synthesis, and assembly, researchers demonstrate how an ‘inverse design’ strategy can create unique materials using difficult-to-mix nanocrystals. Read More in Penn Today