Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health, founded by Dr. Neill Epperson and directed by Dr. Maria Oquendo and Dr. Courtney Schreiber, aims to illuminate our understanding of the wide-reaching and established sex differences in disease prevalence, phenomenology and treatment. Our Center employs a translational approach, integrating bench and clinical research, to understand these differences.
Penn PROMOTES serves as a virtual interdisciplinary center, housing disparate but fundamentally intertwined programs that include trainees, junior faculty and senior faculty. Penn PROMOTES encourages the incorporation of perspectives from different colleges within Penn, including the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences and beyond. Penn PROMOTES evidences Penn's commitment to this division of health research and establishing Penn as an epicenter of innovative and inclusive research.
Penn PROMOTES also serves as the fifth anchor program from the Perelman School of Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity. We join the ranks of four other key anchor programs within this Office.