You are viewing 25 posts for April 2012

Carmen Guerra, WHYY, Cancer Research

  • Sunday, 29 April 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Carmen Guerra took part in a press conference promoting the American Cancer Society's new effort to recruit volunteers for a nationwide, longitudinal study of risk and prevention. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP, is an associate professor of Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. Read the WHYY news story.…

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LDI eMagazine, NPR, Economists' Own Insurance Choices

  • Sunday, 29 April 2012

An article in LDI's new eMagazine about the personal health insurance choices made by health economists is the subject of a story on Shots, the NPR national health blog. The original article from the LDIhealthEconomist.com features LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly, the University of Minnesota's Stephen Parente, Harvard's Michael Chernew…

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Penn Medicine Idea Tournament Draws 1,700+ Entries

  • Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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By Megan Pellegrino

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 1,700 ideas for improving the patient experience across University of Pennsylvania medical facilities were submitted by doctors, nurses, faculty and staff in Penn Medicine's first "Your Big Idea" tournament. The project was a quest to accelerate the identification of new efficiencies and a test…
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Judith Long, WHYY Newsworks, Diabetes Control

  • Wednesday, 18 April 2012

In the latest in a wave of regional and national news stories generated by her study of peer-to-peer diabetes-control experiments among outpatient African American veterans, LDI Senior Fellow Judith Long is featured in a lengthy article on WHYY's Newsworks website. Long, MD, is associate professor of Medicine at Penn's Perelman…

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Carolyn Cannuscio, Daily Pennsylvanian, Unhealthy Philadelphia

  • Wednesday, 18 April 2012

In an interview with the Daily Pennsylvanian, LDI Senior Fellow Carolyn Cannuscio said it is "disturbing" that Philadelphia has been named the least healthy county in Pennsylvania. The assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health said one of the underlying reasons for this ranking is the county's high concentration…

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John Holmes, Wall Street Journal, Social Media Data

  • Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Message boards and Twitter feeds are providing epidemiologists new insights into things like what breast-cancer and prostate-cancer patients are saying and doing with herbal and nutritional supplements, says LDI Senior Fellow John Holmes in a Wall Street Journal article. The associate professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Penn's Perelman School…

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Charles Branas, CNN, Guns as Health Risks

  • Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Guns may give carriers a sense of empowerment that causes them to overreact in tense situations, says LDI Senior Fellow Charles Branas in a CNN story. Branas, PhD, is a Penn associate professor of Epidemiology. His comments are featured in an article that discusses U.S. gun violence and the Trayvon…

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Robert Town, Forbes, Hospital Mergers

  • Wednesday, 18 April 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Bob Town is featured in a major Forbes magazine story about the Federal Trade Commission's moves to block hospital mergers it believes would create regional monopolies. Town is an Associate Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School.

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Harrington, Kolstad, Pauly, Rosoff: K@W SCOTUS Video Interviews

  • Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Wharton School's Knowledge@Wharton website features four LDI Senior Fellows in a series of video interviews exploring the U.S. Supreme Court deliberations on the Affordable Care Act. Included are Scott Harrington, Jonathan Kolstad, Mark Pauly and Arnold Rosoff, all Wharton professors of Health Care Management.

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VIDEO EXCERPT: Earl Steinberg's Talk at LDI Seminar

  • Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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LDI Presentation: Apr. 6, 2012 | 1:28 Video Excerpt Above

Earl Steinberg, MD, MPP, Executive Vice President of Innovation & Dissemination, Chief, Healthcare Solutions Enterprise, Geisinger Health System

Title: What Makes Geisinger Geisinger?

Dr. Steinberg is a nationally known expert in evaluation and improvement of the quality and efficiency of…

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VIDEO EXCERPT: David Ansell's Talk at LDI/CPHI Seminar

  • Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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LDI Presentation: Apr. 9, 2012 | 1:37 Video Excerpt Above

David A. Ansell, MD, MPH, Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Rush University Medical Center

Title: County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

There are seminal moments when we make a decision that forever changes…

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Art Caplan, MSNBC.com, Doctors and Painkiller Abuse

  • Wednesday, 11 April 2012

It's time to hold physicians accountable for painkiller abuse, says LDI Senior Fellow Art Caplan in a commentary on MSNBC.com. “The abuse of pain medication in the United States is out of control,” said the Penn bioethicist. “While illegal street drug use has declined, abuse of prescription medications, especially painkillers,…

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Timothy Rebbeck, Voice of America, Genetic Testing

  • Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A Voice of America article highlights LDI Senior Fellow Timothy Rebbeck's study about genetic testing and personal medicine. The work casts doubt on assumptions that genetic science will be able to predict whether people get, or don't get, a particular disease. The Penn professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and director of…

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Shiriki Kumanyika, Fitness Magazine, Value of Exercise Partners

  • Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Featured in Fitness Magazine, LDI Senior Fellow discusses her study that found that exercising with a partner improves weight-loss outcomes. Kumanyika, PhD is Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.

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Mark Pauly, Penn Almanac, Provost's Award

  • Wednesday, 11 April 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly has received the 2012 Provost's Award for Distinguished PhD Teaching and Mentoring, according to the University of Pennsylvania Almanac. Pauly, Bendheim Professor and professor of health care management in The Wharton School, has taught at Penn since 1983.

The Provost’s Award was established specifically to honor…

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Lee Fleisher, MSNBC, Dental Anesthesia Issues

  • Tuesday, 10 April 2012

LDI Senior Fellow and anesthesiologist Lee Fleisher, MD, is featured in an MSNBC story about a 17-year-old girl who died during a dental procedure. Her autopsy cited "hypoxia while under anesthesia for a tooth extraction." Fleisher, a Penn professor and chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, noted safety procedures patients should…

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Welcome to LDI's New Newsletter

  • Thursday, 5 April 2012
Welcome to This Week at LDI, LDI's new email newsletter. It's the latest extension of our digital publishing effort to raise the profile of our faculty research, improve internal communications
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and extend our institutional reach.

Expanding LDI content
LDI's digital publications -- LDI's main…

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Robert Field, Philadelphia Inquirer, SCOTUS Options

  • Thursday, 5 April 2012

In an op-ed article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, LDI Adjunct Senior Fellow Robert Field warns why opponents of the health-care reform law should be careful about what they wish for. He says their victory in the Supreme Court could ultimately force the federal government to play an even greater role…

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Carolyn Cannuscio, Daily News, Urban Violence and Diet

  • Thursday, 5 April 2012

When residents of an urban neighborhood are afraid of being shot, they tend not to be actively concerned about how to curb their risk of diabetes, according to LDI Senior Fellow Carolyn Cannuscio. She was speaking in a Philadelphia Daily News article about the new study that ranks Philadelphia as the…

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Mark Pauly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Unnecessary Medical Tests

  • Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The ABIM Foundation's new recommendation that physicians reduce the number of unnecessary tests they order for patients may not go over so well with patients, particularly those who have insurance and don't have to pay for the tests. That's according to LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly in an interview with…

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