Jul. 28, 2017
Photos: Hoag Levins The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR) scholars took a break from their mentored research projects for a Sunday tour of the University of Pennsylvania's Morris Arboretum . Located in Chestnut Hill in the far northwest corner of Philadelphia, the facility is a public garden sprawling across 92 sumptuously landscaped and heavily forested acres. Created as a Victorian estate and horticultural science center in the 1880s, it features imported asian forests, a swan pond, ornate fountains and thousands of botanical...
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...
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...
Jul. 10, 2017
Penn Health Economics Institute Marks Its 50th Anniversary at Annual Research Meeting
Jul. 6, 2017
Photo Feature of Investigators and Their Work
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...
Jun. 8, 2017
Scholars from Thirteen Schools Begin Summer-Long Health Care Research-Related Curriculum
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...
Jun. 8, 2017
Penn Physicians Discuss Philadelphia Opioid Task Force Report Recommendations
May. 23, 2017
Video Excerpts of Their Views on Health Care's Most Important or Worrisome Trends
May. 15, 2017
Two Dozen Top Experts Focus on the Economics of a Burgeoning Field
May. 8, 2017
Co-sponsored by Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, Wharton Adam Smith Society and Leonard Davis Institute
May. 2, 2017
Report With Video From The Fourth Annual Health Care Innovation Center "Pitch Day"
Apr. 10, 2017
William Pierskalla's Five Years as LDI Executive Director
Mar. 12, 2017
Top Experts Address Issues Raised by New GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill