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Jonathan S. Dunham, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, is the 2021 recipient of the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award. Dr. Dunham is an outstanding rheumatologist and educator who has dedicated his teaching career to fusing basic science and clinical medicine and is widely admired for his skill at teaching how immune mechanisms play a role in clinical medicine. More about Dr. Dunham
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- New Mental Health Platform Provides Support for Healthcare Workers While mental health in the workplace is a longstanding and undertreated issue, it has been amplified as health professionals struggle with the extraordinary physical and emotional demands of COVID-19.
- Gene Therapy Program at Penn Medicine Joins AAVCOVID Vaccine Project The internationally-renowned Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania is joining the AAVCOVID vaccine program led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), members of Mass General Brigham for the joint research program.
- Follow-up Treatments After Opioid Overdose Rare Among Insured Patients The majority of commercially insured patients who visited the emergency department (ED) for an opioid overdose didn’t receive the timely follow-up care known to help prevent a future overdose or death, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Taking Inventory of Which Drugs the World Is Using to Treat COVID-19 With doctors and researchers around the world searching for effective treatments for COVID-19, many drugs approved to treat other diseases are being used in hopes that they’ll be effective against the virus, a use that’s known as “off-label.”
- New “Blueprint” of Exhausted T Cell Lifespan Could Help Build Better Immunotherapies Mapping out the lifespan of the immune cells that lose steam in the body’s fight against cancer is giving Penn Medicine researchers a better understanding of how future immunotherapies could reinvigorate them to help attack disease.
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