Roybal Behavioral Economics Retreat 2015: THE GAME

Roybal Behavioral Economics Retreat 2015: THE GAME

Photos From the Rain-Soaked Playing Field of Downtown Cape May
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The 2015 Penn/CMU Roybal Retreat opened on a dark and stormy day as high waves pounded the beach and intermittent thundershowers pounded the sidewalks. Nevertheless, the Roybal tradition of engaging in a mind-taxing, physically challenging team game through the streets of downtown Cape May went forward as scheduled.
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LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) Project Manager Laurie Norton, MA and Clinical Research Coordinator Noora Marcus, MA, announce the rules of the game (above, left). Each team was given a list of 13 riddles for the names of a local landmarks. The teams had to solve the riddles, make their way to at least four of the landmarks, take a group selfie at each and then race back to Congress Hall. First team with four valid selfies would be the winner. Riddle lists in hand, teams rushed to smartphones and laptops to unpuzzle the locations on Google maps. Above, right: Hunched over their screens are (l to r) CHIBE Assistant Director of Data and Analysis Jingsan Zhu, MS, MBA; CHIBE Research Student Kuldeep Yadav; Manager of the Penn PEACH Lab Dandra Wong; CHIBE Clinical Research Coordinator Tori Ulrich, MPH; CHIBE Financial Administrative Coordinator Tiffany Sykes, MBA; Penn FIELDS End-of-Life Decision Science Center Project Manager Elizabeth Cooney, MPH; Wharton Assistant Professor of Health Care Management Ashley Swanson, PhD.
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Gathering around the podium (above, left) to crack riddles and plot their journey are Executive Director of Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation David Asch, MD, MBA; Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation Clinical Research Assistant Christina Jameson and CHIBE Deputy Director Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE. Doing the same above, right are (l to r) CHIBE Biostatistician Raymond Lim, MA; CMU PhD student David Hagman; VA Medical Center Associate Professor of Medicine Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH; Penn Nursing School Assistant Professor Alison Buttenheim, PhD; and Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at Penn's PEACH Lab Christina Roberto, PhD.
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As thunder showers slowed down to light rain, the teams fanned out (above, left) through Cape May's streets of Victorian architecture. Above, right, VA Medical Center Health Equity Research and Promotion Postdoctoral Fellow Eric Van Epps, PhD, leads his team past Capt. May's Bed & Breakfast which, unfortunately, was not a valid target site.
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Lining up the selfie in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea church is Perelman School Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, ScM. Above, right: Striking a selfie pose in front of the beachfront Marquis de Lafayette hotel are (top row) Penn Medicine Associate Software Developer Aaron Leitner; Christina Jameson; and Wharton Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy Iwan Barankay, PhD, MSc. (middle row) Scott Halpern and David Asch; (bottom) Perelman School of Medicine Associate Professor of Radiology Oncology Justin Bekelman, MD.
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Taking a selfie in front of the famed Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast are Eric Van Epps with camera; Perelman School of Medicine Professor of Biostatistics Andrea Troxler, ScD; Perelman School of Medicine Instructor Marina Serper, MD, MS; CHIBE Clinical Research Specialist Stephanie Szymanski; CHIBE Project Manager Amanda Hodlofski, MPH; Penn Medicine Medical Ethics & Health Policy Assistant Professor Harold Schmidt, PhD. Above, right: The same team grabs a selfie in front of the Chalfonte before racing back to Congress Hall -- to become one of the losers.
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Welcoming competitors back, Laurie Norton hailed the winner and sent everyone off to their rooms to dry off and prepare for the evening's reception.