Category: Philadelphia
Sep 17

Q&A: New Science Center President and CEO Stephen Zarrilli

There's a new head honcho at this West Philadelphia institution. Keystone Edge chatted with him about his varied resume, his greatest successes and failures, the best ways to foster innovation, and how he plans to bridge the gap between the local community and the Science Center.

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Aug 1

PA parks join the fight against opioids

Hospitals, schools, and social service institutions are on the front lines of the country's opioid epidemic, but what about parks? That was a question at the center of the latest PA Urban Parks & Recreation Exchange, which tackled safety, prevention and recovery.

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Jul 25

Putting some mussels into PA rivers

An exciting partnership is working to breed, grow and release freshwater mussels into Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. Each one of these magical mollusks can filter up to 20 gallons of water per day, providing an essential service to our state's aquatic ecosystems.

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Jul 9

This PA startup gets results for patients

The founder of Group K Diagnostics discovered that two-thirds of clinical decisions are based on lab results, yet a staggering 77 percent of abnormal results are never communicated to patients and seven percent are never even read by a healthcare provider. She set out to solve that problem.

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Apr 3

A major player in Philly tech moves on

After 10 years at the University City Science Center, Steve Tang is leaving to tackle a new opportunity. A child of immigrants, cancer survivor and trained engineer, he offers a unique perspective on Philadelphia's growth and why it's important to make sure less affluent parts of the city aren't left behind.

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Mar 19

The hardest working dogs in PA

A groundbreaking program at the UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine uses innovative and dog-friendly methods to train pups for jobs as varied as law enforcement, disease detection, search-and-rescue, and stolen artifact retrieval.

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