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Robert Gross, Agence France-Presse, Childhood HIV

  • Monday, 6 May 2013

A new comparative study of the most effective drugs for treating HIV-infected children co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Robert Gross is the subject of a story distributed internationally by Agence France-Presse, France's largest news wire service. Gross, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor of both Medicine and Biostatistics and Epidemiology…

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Philippe Bourgois Named Guggenheim Fellow

  • Monday, 6 May 2013
LDI Senior Fellow Philippe Bourgois has been named a 2013 Guggenheim fellow and won a grant to complete a project documenting the quality of life in an impoverished inner-city neighborhood plagued by open drug trafficking and violence.
 
Bourgois, PhD, a Professor of both Family and Community Medicine at the Perelman…
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Ross Stern Awarded 2013 Kissick/Alumni Scholarship

  • Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Ross Stern, a first-year MBA student in the Wharton School's Health Care Management program, has been awarded the 2013 Kissick/Wharton Healthcare Management Alumni Association (WHCMAA) $15,000 scholarship.

The annual award singles out a student for exceptional accomplishment in activities outside the classroom in the areas of social
Ross Stern, an…
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Who was Elinor Ostrum and How is She Relevant to Health Reform?

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013

By Janet Weiner

In his April, 2013, appearance at a Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics seminar, Director of Dartmouth's Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Elliott Fisher prominently mentioned how the work and
Elinor Ostrom's most famous work focused on how humans interact with ecosystems to maintain long-term sustainable…
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Sindhu Srinivas, NBCnews.com, Hazards of Home Birthings

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013

In an NBCnews.com article about the rise in the number of home births, LDI Senior Fellow Sindhu Srinivas cautions that mothers who elect to deliver at home may be putting themselves and their babies at risk. She notes that if labor becomes obstructed, both mother and child can be at risk…

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Brendan Carr, Penn News, Sepsis Metrics

  • Monday, 29 April 2013

The lack of a dependable method for identifying severe sepsis -- the third most deadly medical condition -- limits the potential to improve treatment for such body-wide infections, according to a new study co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Brendan Carr. Published in the May issue of Critical Care Medicine, the…

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Matthew McHugh, Fierce Healthcare, Magnet Hospitals

  • Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A Fierce Healthcare article reports a new study by a Penn School of Nursing team led by LDI Senior Fellow Matthew McHugh that found a 20% lower surgical mortality rate at magnet hospitals than at non-magnet hospitals. "Magnet" hospitals are those recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a…

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Linda Aiken Wins International Global Health Award

  • Monday, 22 April 2013

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) has named LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken winner of the 2013 Velji Project of the Year Award for her global research using performance measures to demonstrate the critical impact of nurses on hospital patient outcomes.

Aiken, PhD, RN, a Professor at the School…
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June Kinney is Namesake and Winner of New National Educator Award

  • Thursday, 18 April 2013

PHILADLEPHIA -- The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' June Kinney is both the namesake and inaugural recipient of a new national award honoring the achievements of business school health management department educators.

In an announcement today, the Business School Alliance for Health
Management (BAHM) said Kinney was…
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VIDEO EXCERPT: Elliott Fisher's Talk at LDI Health Policy Seminar

  • Thursday, 18 April 2013

LDI Presentation: Apr. 5, 2013 | 2:35 Video Excerpt Above

Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH, Director of Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Title: Rethink Health: Might Ostrom’s Insights be useful in Health Care?

Dr. Fisher is the Director of Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. He…

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Shreya Kangovi, NBC10_TV, Health Navigators

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A West Philadelphia health care support program created by LDI Senior Fellow Shreya Kangovi is the subject of an NBC 10 TV feature story. The program -- the Patient-Centered Transition (PaCT) Project -- is a hospital-to-ambulatory care transition intervention that trains local neighborhood residents to be "navigators" or health assistants…

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Robert Lowe, New York Times, Primary Care Hours

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The 2005 work of former LDI Senior Fellow Robert Lowe, MD, MPH, is prominently cited in a New York Times story exploring how half of the problems patients bring to emergency departments could be effectively treated by primary care physicians -- if those practices had more evening and weekend hours.

Among…

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Asch-Emanuel Smoking and Hiring Debate Goes Podcast

  • Friday, 12 April 2013

LDI Senior Fellows David Asch and Ezekiel Emanuel have expanded their continuing debate over Penn Medicine's smoking and hiring policy into a 55-minute podcast on the New England Journal of Medicine website. The audio debate is moderated by NEJM managing editor Stephen Morrissey. Emanuel is co-author of an earlier NEJM article…

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Carmen Guerra, ABC News, New Cancer Study Recruitment

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2013

LDI Senior Fellow Carmen Guerra is spotlighted in an ABC News story about efforts to recruit participants for a 20-to-30 year cancer study sponsored by the American Cancer Society. A goal of the long-term project is to pinpoint risk factors that lead to cancer.

Guerra, MD, MSCE, is an Associate Professor…

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Kevin Volpp, Barron's, Weight Loss Cash Incentives

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A study of cash weight loss incentives and group dynamics published in this month's Annals of Internal Medicine and co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp continues to generate national press pickup. The latest is a story in Barrons. The study found that a mix of group peer pressure and…

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Hanna Zafar, Penn News, Virtual Colonoscopies

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Despite the fact that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ceased reimbursements for routine screening CT Scan colonoscopies in 2009, a new study led by LDI Senior Fellow Hanna Zafar finds that during 2007-2008, such "virtual" colonoscopies were used appropriately and may have expanded the population of people screened.…

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'Incidental Economist' Austin Frakt, LDI Blogger-in-Residence for April 11-12

  • Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Boston University health economist Austin Frakt, PhD, who has become one of the health policy research community's leading bloggers, will be blogging from the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics on April 11 and 12. Frakt is one of the managers and principal voices of "The Incidental Economist"…

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David Asch, Ezekiel Emanuel, More 'No Smoker' Hiring Coverage

  • Monday, 8 April 2013

The public debate between two groups of LDI Senior Fellows over Penn Medicine's new policy barring smokers from employment continues to spark media coverage. In the latest round of pickup, David Asch and Ezekiel Emanuel are quoted on opposite sides of the argument in a Wall Street Journal article. Meanwhile,…

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David Asch, KHOU-CBS, Behavioral Incentives

  • Tuesday, 2 April 2013
LDI Senior Fellow David Asch is featured in a KHOU-CBS, Texas, web story about a weight loss study at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) conducted by LDI's Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).
 
The article details a program that used both group pressure and financial incentives to motivate…
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Rachel Werner Wins AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award

  • Tuesday, 2 April 2013

LDI Senior Fellow Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, has won the 2013 American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR) Outstanding Investigator Award.

The honor annually singles out a person age 45 or younger judged to be the most outstanding medical scientist in any field.

The award, which comes with a $5,000 honorarium, will…

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