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
Opiate Overdoses Spike in Black Philadelphians, But Drop in White Residents Since COVID-19
Thursday, January 21, 2021
While it has been reported that opioid overdose deaths have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study looking at data in Philadelphia showed that this hardship has been overwhelmingly suffered by Black individuals.
Patients in Cancer Remission at High Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Patients with inactive cancer and not currently undergoing treatments also face a significantly higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, a new study from Penn Medicine published online today in JNCI Cancer Spectrum shows.
Mutations Commonly Linked to Breast Cancer Found to Pose No Increased Risk, Population Study Reveals
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Several genetic mutations previously linked to breast cancer and included on commercial genetic tests, including direct-to-consumer tests, were found not to increase a woman’s risk of disease, according to a population study of more than 64,000 women published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine from several institutions, including Penn Medicine.