Hoag Levins

SUMR 18 Goes Out on a Limb at Penn's Morris Arboretum

Aug. 1, 2018
Photos: Hoag Levins Taking a leisurely Sunday break from their health services research studies, the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) cohort of scholars toured the Morris Arboretum in the far northwest corner of Philadelphia. Created in the 1880s as the private summer estate of local iron fortune heirs, the 92-acre sprawl of sumptuous Victorian gardens, ornate water features and thousands of botanical specimens is now part of Penn. SUMR is an annual three-month program aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring...

SUMR 2018 Attends AHRQ National Research Service Awards Conference

Jul. 2, 2018
The 24nd annual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Conference took place in tandem with the 2018 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and the adjacent Washington State Convention Center. NRSA is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) program that provides training, grants and other supports to undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows in the health services research field. This year's event was attended by 23 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars from the University of Pennsylvania program co-...

Penn SUMR Scholars Arrive at Seattle 2018 AcademyHealth Research Meeting

Jun. 23, 2018
[content_elements:element:0] Photo: Hoag Levins SEATTLE, (June 23, 2018) -- The 2018 cohort of the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Scholars arrived at the AcademyHealth Research Meeting (ARM) venue here to continue their summer-long immersion into the health services research community. The 35th Annual ARM event is being held at the Washington State Convention Center. The University of Pennsylvania group also attended Saturday's National Research Service Award (NRSA) Conference that takes place in tandem...

SUMR Tours Constitution Center, African American Museum & Reading Terminal Market

Jun. 21, 2018
One of the main attractions in the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars' vist to the National Constitution Center and two other sites was Signers Hall (above). That gallery is a recreation of the September, 1787 gathering in Independence Hall of the 39 delegates who signed the U.S. Constitution. The display is peopled by life-sized bronze sculptures of those men who created the 231-year-old American system of federal government. SUMR scholars get up close behind one group of signers gathered around a seated Benjamin Franklin who is frozen in the...

Photo Page: 2018 SUMR Tour of Philadelphia's Crescenz VA Medical Center

Jun. 19, 2018
Photo montage: Hoag Levins As part of the LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program, this year's scholars toured the Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located directly next to the University of Pennsylvania campus. Sponsored by LDI and the Wharton School Health Care Management Department, the three-month long SUMR program is aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring potential careers in the field of health services research (HSR). The visit was designed to familiarize the scholars with the extensive HSR programs that are a...

Photo Page: LDI 2018 SUMR Bus Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

Jun. 14, 2018
Goofing for the camera as they wait their turn for a photo op at the Philadelphia Art Museum's Rocky Statue are SUMR Scholars William Jackson and Nahnsan Guseh . They were on a bus tour of Philadelphia cultural and historic attractions with a contingent of other scholars from the University of Pennsylvania's Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program. Sponsored by LDI and the Wharton School Health Care Management Department, the three-month long SUMR program is aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring potential careers in the field of...

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