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Ice Bucket Challenge's 2nd anniversary celebrates its gene discovery

Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell's giant hat,and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Wing is a new sensor and app that checks for lung function

A smartphone can be used for all kinds of self-maintenance – the camera to check for messy hair, for instance, or for stray sesame seeds caught in one’s teeth.  For the estimated 25 million Americans that suffer from asthma, there’s a new way to use smartphones to check for something far more vital...

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Jul 23, 2015



Woman raised $1.2 million with a spirited 3-minute speech

Great ideas rarely want for a pen or paper. The celebrated physicist Richard Feynman literally drew his way to insight, to the point where he saw the pen and paper as inseparable from the act of thinking. But what if your potentially great idea needs something a little bit bigger to take flight?...

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The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

We are passionate about pursuing impactful research and eager to explore opportunities that will enable a culture of social media and health innovation at Penn, Penn Medicine, and beyond.  Have an idea for a project?  Interested in collaboration?  Click here to learn more about how to contact us.