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
Penn Study Finds Reassuring Data on Common Heart Valve Procedure, MitraClip
Monday, April 19, 2021
A retrospective study led by researchers from Penn Medicine found that with MitraClip for treatment of secondary mitral regurgitation (MR), a heart disease associated with problems in the left ventricle, there was no negative effect of having a slightly smaller mitral valve opening as long as there was good reduction of the mitral regurgitation.
Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Initial Trial for Patients with Childhood Blindness
Thursday, April 15, 2021
A new gene therapy for one of the most common forms of congenital blindness was safe and improved patients’ vision, according to initial data from a clinical trial led by researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Study Suggests Those Who Had COVID-19 May Only Need One Vaccine Dose
Thursday, April 15, 2021
People who have recovered from COVID-19 had a robust antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but little immune benefit after the second dose, according to new research from the Penn Institute of Immunology.