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
Creating Green Space and Supporting Student-Athletes – 22 Community Programs Receive Grants Through Penn Medicine CAREs
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
From leading these local park cleanups to providing student-athlete support in Lancaster, employees across Penn Medicine volunteer their time and resources to strengthen the communities they serve, supported by the CAREs program.
Penn mRNA Scientists Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó Receive 2021 Lasker Award, America’s Top Biomedical Research Prize
Friday, September 24, 2021
As mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are deployed to protect hundreds of millions of people across the world and point the way to end the deadly global COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Pennsylvania scientists whose prescient discovery science effort laid the foundation for swift vaccine development have been awarded the 2021 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.
Backed by Penn Medicine Research, National Task Force Recommends Removing Race from Kidney Function Equation
Thursday, September 23, 2021
A national task force announced Thursday that it is recommending the immediate implementation of a new diagnostic equation for measuring kidney function, which advocates say will promote health equity and increase access to transplantation for Black patients.