Mitesh Patel Receives Outstanding Junior Investigator Award
Mitesh Patel, Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), has won the Society of General Internal Medicine Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award. The award was announced at SGIM's annual meeting.
The annual honor recognizes a junior investigator "whose early career achievements and overall body of work to date have had national impact on generalist research."
Innovative nudge unit
Patel's research on the use of digital technologies and wireless and wearable devices for biometric monitoring and data collection have drawn international attention. Two years ago, he oversaw the effort to launch the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, the world's first behavioral economics research unit of its kind established inside a health system.
SGIM is a U.S. professional society whose 3,400 members are engaged in internal medicine research and teaching, It publishes the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Perelman and Wharton Schools
Patel, MD, MBA, MS is an Assistant Professor of both Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and Health Care Management at the Wharton School. He is also a member of the faculty at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), and a primary care physician at the Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center.