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LDI Poster Spotlight at AcademyHealth

Jun. 16, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) has more than 300 Senior Fellows and Fellows investigating the medical, economic, social and behavioral issues that influence how health care is financed, managed and delivered across the U.S. The annual AcademyHealth Research Meeting's poster hall provides a convenient way for nearly two dozen of these Penn experts to share their research aimed at improving the country's health care system.

SUMR15 Heads to Minneapolis for AcademyHealth Conference

Jun. 13, 2015
[Click images for larger] An important part of immersing Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars in the work of the health services research community is a trip to the annual 3-day AcademyHealth Research Meeting that brings together 3,000 researchers from across the country. Waiting to board their Minneapolis-bound Delta flight at Philadelphia International Airport (above, left) are SUMR scholars John Gehlback of Penn, Kelly McClure of Cornell and Adjoa Mante of Princeton. Also packed and ready are (above, right) SUMR scholars Omar Mansour of Macalester College, Mei-Lynn Hua of...

Penn SUMR Scholars Arrive at Minneapolis AcademyHealth Research Meeting

Jun. 13, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (JUNE 13, 2015) -- Eighteen University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars arrived at the 2015 AcademyHealth Research Meeting (ARM) here this morning to continue their summer-long integration into the health services research community. The three-month long LDI SUMR program is aimed at undergraduates who are interested in exploring potential careers in the field of health services research. It pairs each undergraduate with a Penn faculty member in a research project. One purpose of the 15-year-old...

SUMR15 Bus Tour of Philadelphia

Jun. 10, 2015
[Click image for larger] Twenty-two members of Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program and the Wharton School's Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) piled into a open-topped bus to tour some of Philadelphia's most important cultural sites. [Click images for larger] The day began with an introduction to the joys of Philadelphia's subterranean transportation system. The group was whisked by subway from a Penn campus SEPTA station to the center of the oldest part of the City where they boarded the tour bus. Roaming...

SUMR 15 at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Jun. 5, 2015
[Click image for larger] For its first 2015 cultural and recreational outing, Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program joined with the Wharton School's Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) for a Saturday visit to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) at 10th and South Street. [Click images for larger] The outsider art site covers the footprint of what was formerly three row homes with a multi-level labyrinth whose every inch of surface is covered with mosaics of art and found objects. Above, left, is one of the site's...

SUMR 15 Kickoff and Talent Show

Jun. 2, 2015
[Click image for larger] The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) class of 2015 kicked off its first week of orientation. After several days of lectures on subjects ranging from health economics and clinical epidemiology to accountable care organizations and health disparities, the 18 scholars took a break for the annual SUMR Talent Show where each is asked to perform a skill or talent as shown below. [Click images for larger] SUMR Scholar Jerome Watts (above, left) of Haverford College began playing on a basketball team in 4th grade and...

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