The rapidly advancing technology of brain scans is changing the way physicians predict how likely it is that a long-time smoker will succeed or fail on a tobacco cessation regimen, said Penn Medicine Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry Caryn Lerman in an NPR interview.
Lerman, PhD, the director of Penn's…
By Dinah Wisenberg Brin
A team of Penn researchers led by Alison Buttenheim has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct behavioral economics experiments aimed at increasing public response to Peru's efforts to control a serious bug-borne disease.
|Penn Medicine's Scott Halpern, is an Assistant Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine,…|
|Mitchell Katz, MD, the current Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and former Director of the San Francisco County Health Department, was the speaker at this year's Charles C. Leighton Memorial Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania.|
By Hoag Levins
N oting that political barriers can be…
Scott Halpern and Ezekiel Emanuel's rising voice in the national debate about the healthcare system's end-of-life attitudes and shortcomings is the subject of a major Washington Post article.
|Justin Bekelman (top) and Ezekiel Emanuel|
Wide media pickup
The findings are generating news stories in…
An article in the journal ICU Management, spotlights Craig Umscheid's role in the development of an electronic health record-based early warning and response system (EWRS) for sepsis among new hospital admissions.
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has been named both a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and a Visiting Fellow at the Penn-Wharton Public Policy Initiative (PPI).
Currently completing her fifth term representing Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District, Schwartz will bring her experience in government…
|A new website launched at the University of Pennsylvania is an eMagazine of art, culture and information focused on the world of Alzheimer's.|
By Hoag Levins
In an effort to broaden the national conversation about the growing “epidemic” of Alzheimer's, the University of Pennsylvania's Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program (NDEPP)…
A gift from the Leo Model Foundation will establish a new Penn Law School Model Government and Public Affairs Initiative whose first program will be a yearlong seminar and workshop on health insurance exchanges taught by Penn Law Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Tom Baker.
According to the Law School announcement,…
Philadelphia is emerging as a significant center of health care-related innovation, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal article co-authored by University of Pennsylvania Health System CEO and LDI Senior Fellow Ralph Muller.
In the piece, Muller details Penn's two-year-old innovation development partnership with Independence Blue Cross and the DreamIt Ventures health…
Rebecka Rosenquist, MSc
LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly wants to have a conversation about the ACA’s mandatory coverage of preventive care. In an article released today in Health Affairs, Pauly, and colleagues from Duke University and the University of Washington, propose that decisionmakers take cost-effectiveness into account when mandating coverage of preventive services.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Medicine and LDI Senior Fellow Baligh Yehia is prominently featured in a Daily Pennsylvanian article about the Penn Medicine's highly rated program for LGBT health.
The October, 2013, U.S. government shutdown cut off federally-funded health-related programs and services across the country as well as those agencies' social media channels.
A JAMA Internal Medicine research letter about the high rate of prescription opioid overdoses co-authored by Perelman School of Medicine physician and LDI Fellow Kit Delgado is the subject of a major article in The Los Angeles Times.
Penn Nursing Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken has won the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Gustav O. Lienhard Award for her" rigorous research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving safe, effective, patient-centered, and affordable health care."
A new data brief by Janet Weiner and Christopher Colameco detailing wide variations in the essential health benefits of each state's health insurance exchanges is the subject of a Philadelphia Inquirer article.
Weiner, MPH, is Associate Director of Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health…