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Eve Higginbotham, Ophthalmology Times, Glaucoma in Haiti

  • Monday, 10 February 2014

 LDI Senior Fellow Eve Higginbothem's work on glaucoma interventions in developing nations such as Haiti is the subject of an article in Opthalmology Times. Higgintotham, SM, MD, is a glaucoma specialist and the Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion a Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.

Together with Mildred Olivier, MD,…
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Can a Public Art Contest Increase the Use of AEDs? A Philadelphia Research Project

  • Friday, 7 February 2014

In this 3-minute, 35-second video, Raina Merchant, MD, explains the new Penn Defibrillator Design Challenge.

By Hoag Levins

A University of Pennsylvania research team that last year used crowdsourcing techniques to locate and digitally map 1,400 automated external defibrillators in Philadelphia has launched a new crowdsourcing project to develop eye-catching graphic…

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Chris Feudtner Honored for Distinguished Palliative Work

  • Thursday, 30 January 2014
LDI Senior Fellow Chris Feudtner has been named recipient of the 2014 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Mid-Career Physician Award for his
distinguished work in advancing the practice of palliative care. The annual Cunniff-Dixon awards honor five physicians in various stages of their careers for "exemplary skill and compassion at the bedside.


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Christopher Forrest, CHOP Cornerstone, PCORI Research Funding

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014

PEDSnet, a national research network of children's hospitals, data partners and specialty networks whose principal investigator is LDI Senior Fellow Christopher Forrest, has won funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for expanded comparative effectiveness research projects.

As part of the deal, PEDSnet, led overall by Children's Hospital of…

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Andrea Apter Team Wins PCORI Research Award

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A team led by LDI Senior Fellow Andrea Apter has won Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) funding for a study of methods to reduce
asthma-related health disparities.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Community Asthma Prevention Program of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and focus on patient populations…

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Katherine Milkman, Knowledge@Wharton, 'Fresh Start' Effect

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The "fresh start effect" behavioral study co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow Katherine Milkman is the subject of an extensive advance Knowledge@Wharton article. The study, slated for
publication in the journal, Management Science, found that "fresh starts" on specific event dates -- like a birthday, an anniversary or the beginning of…
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Peter Reese, Huffington Post, Supply of Pediatric Transplant Kidneys

  • Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A new study of the geographic variation in the availability of transplant kidneys for children led by LDI Senior Fellow Peter Reese is the subject of an article in
the Huffington Post.

The work, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found "substantial and very concerning…

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Flaura Winston, Philadelphia Inquirer, ADHD Teens & Driving

  • Monday, 13 January 2014

In a Philadelphia Inquirer article, LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston notes that driving-age teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have up to four times higher risk for auto crashes than teenagers who don't have the condition. Winston, who has been conducting extensive studies on teenage driving behavior, advises parents…

Tags: ADHD
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Dennis Culhane, PhD, Homeless Veterans Program

  • Monday, 13 January 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Dennis Culhane's role in a VA-supported think tank focused on the homeless veteran issue is the subject of a Philadelphia Inquirer article.

Culhane, PhD and authority on the overall issue of homelessness, is a Professor of Social Work at Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice; Professor…
Tags: veterans
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Brendan Carr and Charles Branas, US News & World Report, 'Scoop and Run' Study

  • Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A new study co-authored by LDI Seniors Fellow Brendan Carr and Charles Branas of the "scoop and run" method of transporting gunshot and stabbing victims to the emergency room is the subject of an article in US News & World Report. "Scoop and run" refers to the idea that street victims…

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Catherine Maclean, Radio Health Journal, Obesity and Military Recruitment

  • Monday, 6 January 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Catherine Maclean's 2011 study of obesity's impact on U.S. military recruiting published in Health Economics, is the subject of a two-part show on Radio Health Journal, a syndicated U.S. radio news service.

In her interview, Maclean pointed out that in 1959, 5.5% of age-eligible men (17-24…

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Kevin Volpp, CNBC, 'Smart' Pill Bottles

  • Monday, 6 January 2014

LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) Director and LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp is the subject of a CNBC video report highlighting U.S. cities with the most innovative improvements in health, lifestyle and work environments. Part of the network's "Innovation Cities" series, the report focuses on CHIBE's research…

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Kevin Volpp, Katherine Milkman, New York Times, Resolutions

  • Monday, 6 January 2014

In a New York Times "Gray Matter" commentary, LDI Senior Fellows Kevin Volpp and Katherine Milkman provide behavioral economics-based insights into how consumers can better keep their New Year's resolutions.

Simultaneously, the two authors also demonstrate how to effectively use a high-level mass media publication to disseminate new scientific insights.…

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Lee Fleisher, JAMA, Preop Consultation Costs

  • Thursday, 2 January 2014

LDI Senior Fellow Lee Fleisher's JAMA Internal Medicine commentary about unnecessary preoperative consultations related to eye surgeries is the subject of a Reuters news article. Fleisher's JAMA piece is paired with a report on a new study detailing a rise in costs associated with discretionary consultations prior to cataract surgery. …

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Mitesh Patel, Claims Journal, Med Students and Economics

  • Thursday, 2 January 2014

Despite a consensus among the nation's policymakers and educators that medical residents need to be made more aware of the costs of care, less than 15% of internal medicine residency programs have actually implemented such a curriculum. That's according to a new study led by LDI Fellow Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA,…

Tags: eco, education
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Sean Nicholson: Relative Price, Payer Mix, and Regional Variations in Medical Care

  • Thursday, 2 January 2014
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LDI Presentation: Dec. 13, 2013 | 2:12 Video Excerpt Above

Sean Nicholson, PhD, Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

Title: Relative Price, Payer Mix, and Regional Variations in Medical Care

According to a study still underway, Cornell's Sean Nicholson estimates that one seventh of the…

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LDI Speakers 2011-14: Video Excerpts & Synopses

  • Monday, 30 December 2013
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Maryland Health Department

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Secretary of Health

04.18.2014Maryland's Model for Hospital Payment Reform

Washington and Lee University

Timothy Jost, JD, Professor of Law

04.04.2014The Affordable Care Act: Success, Failure, or Far Too Early to Tell?

Group Health Cooperative

Scott Armstrong, MD, President and CEO

04.02.2014Translating the…

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Chileshe Nkonde-Price, WHYY Newsworks, Hair Salon Study

  • Wednesday, 11 December 2013

 LDI Senior Fellow Chileshe Nkonde-Price's study of the health behaviors of African American women who patronize Philadelphia hair salons is the subject of a program on WHYY Radio's "Pulse" program as well as an extensive article in WHYY's Newsworks website.

Nkonde-Price, MD, MRCP, a cardiologist and  US Department of Veterans…
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David Grande, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA's Medicaid Waivers

  • Tuesday, 10 December 2013

LDI Senior Fellow David Grande is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the controversial Medicaid waivers requested of the federal government by the Governor of Pennsylvania. In his proposal for a market version of Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett would make Pennsylvania the only state in the union charge premiums for…

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Flaura Winston, CBS TV, Teenage Crash Research

  • Monday, 9 December 2013

A research project headed by LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston that uses an automobile simulator to study the most serious errors made by newly-licensed teenage drivers is the subject of a CBS TV report.

Winston, MD, PhD, is the Scientific Director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at…

Tags: Pediatrics
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