Hoag Levins

Penn's 2017 SUMR Scholars Take a Beach Break

Jul. 19, 2017
Photos: Hoag Levins In a break from their on-campus studies, the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars spent a gorgeously sunny day together in Margate on the Atlantic Ocean. Margate is one of New Jersey's most popular shore towns and has a unique 136-year-old, six-story high elephant standing sentry at its beach entrance. Continuing an annual traditional, the day's host was Penn Wharton School Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Health Care Management, Arnold (Skip) Rosoff . (Above, left) His...

From Serious HSR Science to Crazy Mardi Gras Costumes

Jul. 13, 2017
Photos: Hoag Levins The trip of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars to the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting is designed to both expose them to the leading lights of the country's health services research field and engage them in bonding and networking experiences that can have career-long effects. This year's journey included participation in the 23rd annual National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Conference that also took place at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Conference Center. NRSA is part of the Agency for...

Penn SUMR Scholars Arrive at New Orleans AcademyHealth Research Meeting

Jun. 24, 2017
[content_elements:element:0] NEW ORLEANS (JUNE 24, 2017) -- Twenty University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Researc h (SUMR) scholars arrived at the 2017 AcademyHealth Research Meeting (ARM) here this morning to continue their summer-long immersion into the health services research community. The University of Pennsylvania group was also the largest contingent from any school attending the National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Conference that takes place in tandem with the annual AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. NRSA is part...

Philadelphia Bus Tour Kicks Off 2017 Penn-LDI Undergraduate Minority Research Program

Jun. 8, 2017
Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program of 2017 kicked off its first week of orientation with a bus tour of Philadelphia historic and cultural sites. Above, members of that SUMR cohort and Wharton's Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) gather on the top of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. The three-month long SUMR program is aimed at undergraduates interested in exploring potential careers in the field of health services research (HSR). It immerses students in an intense curriculum and pairs each with a Penn...

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