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Nathaniel DeNicola, WebMD, Elective Cesarean Births

  • Thursday, 23 May 2013

A new study led by LDI Senior Fellow Nathaniel DeNicola has found that two-thirds of U.S. hospitals have implemented policies to eliminate unnecessary cesarean births. Nathaniel said in a WebMD article, "There is reason to be encouraged that hospital policies are decreasing the frequency of this practice, and we expect…

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Nabila Dahodwala, WHYY Newsworks, Dancing With Parkinson's

  • Thursday, 23 May 2013
The overall wellbeing of patients with Parkinson's -- a disease that destroys a person's ability to control body movements -- may be significantly improved by their participating in group dance sessions, according to LDI Senior Fellow Nabila Dahodwala. Speaking in a WHYY Newsworks interview, Dahodwala, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor…
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Timothy Rebbeck, Philadelphia Inquirer, Cancer Clusters

  • Thursday, 23 May 2013

 Although they are the subject of great fear, controversy and lawsuits, cancer clusters in the vicinity of polluted industrial sites are difficult to prove because of gaps in our scientific knowledge about the exact mechanism by which toxic chemicals trigger cancers, according to LDI Senior Fellow Timothy Rebbeck. Rebbeck, PhD and…

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Brian Strom, New York Times, Salt and Health

  • Thursday, 23 May 2013

The federal committee study led by LDI Senior Fellow Brian Strom that found no basis for further reductions in the recommended daily salt-intake limit continues to generate publicity across the country. The study has been the subject of major articles in The New York Times, USA Today, NBC News,…

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Therese Richmond Inducted Into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

  • Thursday, 23 May 2013
In a July ceremony at the International Nursing Research Congress in Prague in the Czech Republic,
Senior Fellow Therese Richmond will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
LDI Senior Fellow Therese Richmond will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

The International Awards for…

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Tom Baker, Wall Street Journal, Executive Liability Ruling

  • Monday, 6 May 2013

LDI Senior Fellow Tom Baker is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about a California appeals court ruling that found no moral hazard for an insurance company to pay the defense costs of an executive battling criminal charges. The decision may have wider implications beyond California. Baker, JD, is a…

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David Grande and Robert Field, Radio Times, ACA Update

  • Monday, 6 May 2013

LDI Senior Fellows David Grande and Robert Field appeared on a one-hour WHYY Radio Times show with Marty Moss-Coane to discuss the implications of surveys showing that large segments of the U.S. population don't know about or understand the Affordable Care Act. Grande, MD, MPA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine…

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Lisa Rosenbaum, The Atlantic, In-flight Medical Emergencies

  • Monday, 6 May 2013

LDI Senior Fellow Lisa Rosenbaum is quoted in an article in The Atlantic magazine about the unpredictable nature of responding to in-flight medical emergencies. Rosenbaum, MD, is a cardiologist and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.

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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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