New initiatives coming soon...

 Exciting News: Partnered Research in Sleep Medicine (PRISM) Has Been Funded!

Dr. Stephen Avery has a unique opportunity to develop dedicated clinical trials in the local Philadelphia community to help bring awareness to healthy sleep, sleep disorders, and build connections to resources for community members. 

This project aims to engage with partners, like Mount Carmel Baptist, in the loc!al Philadelphia community to help bring awareness to healthy sleep, sleep disorders, and build connections to resources for community members.

This project will begin in April

Congratulations and Best of Luck in this meaningful outreach!



Community Based Donation Drives





School Supply Drive2023

The DEI committee is organizing a school supply drive, starting on Monday, July 17, that will run until August 7.  The drive is to benefit the students of Greater Hope Christian Academy in West Philadelphia. Your donations will help many children be prepared and excited for back to school!

You may purchase at this Amazon link and the supplies will be shipped to us:

Alternatively, please consider dropping off items (list below) in a local collection box.  These boxes will be placed over the next week and we will circulate a list of the locations.

Suggested donations:

composition books, folders, pencils, erasers, pens, pencils, tissues, Clorox cleaning wipes, and alcohol-based cleaning wipes



Rad Onc Warm Winter Coat and Sock Drive

November 14-December 12, 2022

Join us in spreading some warmth this holiday season to Philadelphians in need. Donations are to be distributed through the Homeless Outreach of Living Word Community and Bethesda Project




Educational Outreach

RadOnc DEI and Community Engagement is hosting a student group May 11 at the Penn Museum

Please look out for updates on this event!











Civic Engagement Projects




Volunteers at work

An example of the type of event we have held in the past:

We would like to invite you to engage with our local community through a Civic Engagement Project- a joint effort presented by the DEI-Community Engagement and Wellness committees.  We are partnering with UC Green, a non-profit that originated here at Penn. We are organizing volunteers for their signature activity- tree planting! 

The event was on Saturday, April 23rd 2022 from approximately 10am to 2pm. Teams would meet up at the campus at Malcolm X park 5100 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA; Organized into groups of five and assigned a group leader who will guide the process. We highly encourage your participation! It would be great to get our hands dirty with friends and colleagues to help our local community in the process.