You are viewing 18 posts for May 2012

Carolyn Cannuscio and Pennsylvania's Least Healthy County

  • Friday, 25 May 2012

In the wake of Philadelphia's ranking as Pennsylvania's least healthy county, LDI Senior Fellow Carolyn Cannuscio is leading Penn efforts to collaborate with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and CDC in a "Get Healthy Philly" campaign. Cannuscio is an assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health. Read the Daily…

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Raina Merchant, AEDs and Philadelphia Cardiac Arrests

  • Friday, 25 May 2012

A Daily Pennsylvanian article spotlights the latest study of LDI Senior Fellow Raina Merchant about AEDs and the pattern of cardiac arrests in Philadelphia. The bottom line is that 70 percent of local cardiac arrests don't occur near an AED. 

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Art Caplan on German Doctors and Holocaust Horrors

  • Friday, 25 May 2012

Writing in his latest MSNBC.com column, LDI Senior Fellow and Penn bioethicist Arthur Caplan comments on the German Medical Association’s recent apology for its role in mass murder, sterilization and unethical medical experiments performed on Jews and other groups during the Holocaust. 

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Christian Terwiesch, Innovation Tournament Winners

  • Friday, 25 May 2012

The "Your Big Idea" innovation tournament sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Health Care Financing, a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics has announced its two winning teams. One team's idea was MyPenn Scheduler and the…

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Scott Harrington, Wharton News, New Research Center

  • Friday, 18 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Scott Harrington is Academic Director of the newly-launched Wharton/Penn Risk and Insurance Program, (WPRIP). Jointly sponsored by Penn's Law School and LDI, the new research center will promote interdisciplinary examinations of theoretical, empirical, domestic and global topics in the risk management and insurance arena. Harrington, PhD, is…

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Shiriki Kumanyika, Multiple Media, Obesity

  • Friday, 18 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Shiriki Kumanyika is featured in a number of TVprint and online stories in the U.S. and Europe that follow up the Institute of Medicine's recent obesity announcements. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. 

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Mark Pauly, ASHEcon, Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Wednesday, 16 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly has been named a recipient of the American Society of Health Economists' (ASHEcon) 2012 Victor R. Fuchs Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Wharton School professor of health care management and business and public policy. See the ASCHEcon announcement.

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Richard Shannon, MEDCity, Central Line Infection Rates

  • Monday, 14 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Richard Shannon's work in reducing the problem of central line infections in the University of Pennsyvania Health System is highlighted in a MEDCity News story about former CMS chief Donald Berwick's talk at a health care conference. Berwick cited the Penn Medicine effort as an example of how…

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David Mandell, American Public Media, Autism

  • Monday, 14 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell is featured in an article on American Public Media's Marketplace website about the financial implications of altering the definition of Autism diagnosis. The issue is one of serveral controversies dogging the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual which serves as the 'bible' of psychiatric diagnosis…

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David Asch Receives Distinguished Graduate Award

  • Monday, 14 May 2012

Leonard Davis Institute Executive Director David Asch has been named a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Graduate Award of Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Alumni. Established in 1982, the award honors alumni for outstanding service to society and the profession of medicine. Read the full announcement.

Asch, MD, MBA, is also…

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Susan Domchek-Led Center Gets $25 Million Gift

  • Monday, 14 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Susan Domchek has been named executive director of Penn's new Basser Research Center which is funded by a $25 million gift from Penn alumni Jon and Mindy Gray. The center, named for Mrs. Gray's sister, will open in July and focus on inherited forms of cancer. The new…

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Douglas Wiebe, Penn Almanac, Dean's Award

  • Wednesday, 9 May 2012
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LDI Senior Fellow Douglas Wiebe has been named recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching. Wiebe, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine where he teaches a course on Measurement Methodology. See further details in the latest Penn Almanac…

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Raina Merchant, Multiple Media, AED Contest Winners

  • Tuesday, 8 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Raina Merchant's "MyHeartMap Challenge" to map AED locations throughout Philadelphia announced two winners who each received a $9,000 prize. Read the news coverage from the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY NewsWorks and KYW News Radio

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VIDEO EXCERPT: 2012 Charles Leighton Lecture

  • Saturday, 5 May 2012
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PHILADELPHIA (May 4, 2012) -- Joint Commission President Mark R. Chassin was the speaker at this year's Charles C. Leighton Memorial Lecture in Rainey Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Above is a 2-minute video excerpt from his talk.

An annual event of the Leonard Davis…

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Eileen Sullivan-Marx Named Dean of NYU Nursing

  • Wednesday, 2 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow Eileen Sullivan-Marx will be leaving Penn to become the Dean of NYU's College of Nursing. She is currently Associate Dean for Practice & Community Affairs at Penn's School of Nursing. See the NYU news release.

Tags: nursing
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Therese Richmond, Science in Action, Digital Narrative

  • Wednesday, 2 May 2012

In a effort to communicate violence-prevention research findings back to the subject community, LDI Senior Fellow Therese Richmond led a team that developed narratives peopled by animated video characters that have their own Facebook page. The novel project is reported in the "Science in Action" section of the Penn Nursing Science…

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Maureen Maguire, Forbes, Ophthalmology Drug Prices

  • Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A new study by LDI Senior Felllow Maureen Maguire focuses on the eye-opening price differential of two drugs used to treat macular degeneration. One, Avastin, costs $50 per dose and the other, Lucentis, costs $1,950 per dose. Maguire's study concluded that both drugs have "virtually the same" effect when used to…

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VIDEO EXCERPT: Jeffrey Brenner's Talk at LDI/CPHI Seminar

  • Wednesday, 2 May 2012
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LDI Presentation: Apr. 20, 2012 | 2:23 Video Excerpt Above

Jeffrey Brenner, MD, Founder and Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Title: Bending the Cost Curve and Improving Quality in one of America’s Poorest Cities - Camden, NJ

Over the last nine years, led by primary care…

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