Welcome to SPO
Space Planning & Operations (SPO) works with Penn Medicine leadership and building occupants to plan and administer use of the Perelman School of Medicine's physical resources. We provide building operations and support services that enable and enhance the School of Medicine's mission. SPO comprises six work groups responsible for the services below.
► Department Administration & Distribution Services | 215-898-2876 | staff
Department administration of personnel and financial activity. Distribution services such as shipping and receiving, small move jobs, biohazardous/infectious waste removal, research alcohol distribution, and more.
► Facilities Planning & Space Management | 215-898-2876 | staff
Capital project planning, space needs assessments and floor plan layouts, preliminary project scope development, furniture consulting, construction project management, space inventory, off-campus space management, major equipment installation, and sustainability.
► Media Technology & Production | 215-898-0514 | staff
Enterprise technology services and customer support for space/room technologies, video conferencing, video/presentation streaming, video productions, multimedia services, and consulting to further the academic, research, and clinical missions in accordance with Penn Medicine.
► Operations & Engineering | 215-898-8000 | staff
Administration and coordination of day-to-day facilities operations: housekeeping, maintenance, building systems, utilities, minor construction services and general work requests, as well as signage, key requests, and emergencies.
► Safety & Security | 215-898-0196 | staff
Emergencies, emergency preparedness, PSOM Ready, lockouts/keys, TRL shuttle services, property removal, parking/security, and related services.
Parking and Transportation | 215-222-2603
► Scheduling & Event Services | 215-573-5555 | staff
Responsible for scheduling process, service coordination, and management of the PSOM centrally scheduled spaces. Uses the EMS Enterprise Scheduling System to provide Penn Medicine access to classroom and meeting space in support of the academic, research, and clinical mission.
Penn Medicine News
Racial Disparity in Follow-Up Appointment Attendance After Hospitalization Disappears As Telemedicine Adopted
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Telemedicine appears to be a key to reducing racial inequities in follow-up care after hospitalization, according to numbers collected amid the pandemic by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
When COVID Delayed Patients’ Joint Replacement Surgeries, A Chatbot Improved Their Mental and Physical Health
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
When patients’ hip or knee replacements were delayed in response to COVID-19 surges, chatbots delivering encouraging messages not only benefited the mental health of patients – they also experienced boosts to their physical health, too.
Penn Research Shows Origin of Rare Disease FOP Rooted in Muscle Regeneration Dysfunction
Friday, January 14, 2022
Impaired and inefficient muscle tissue regeneration appears to open the door for unwanted bone to form in areas where new muscle should occur after injuries. This discovery opens up the possibility of pursuing new therapies for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva and was published in NPJ Regenerative Medicine.