Scott Halpern Wins Alice S. Hersh Award

Scott Halpern Wins Alice S. Hersh Award

Cited For Recent Work and 'Exceptional Promise of Future Contributions'

SEATTLE -- LDI senior fellow Scott D. Halpern has won AcademyHealth's annual Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award for demonstrating exceptional promise of future contributions in the field of health services research.

Scott Halpern

The award was presented by LDI Executive Director David Asch at a plenary session of AcademyHealth's annual research conference here.

50 manuscripts
Asch noted that despite the fact that Halpern has only been a member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty for two years, he has already published 50 original manuscripts, ten of which were accompanied by editorials. Five of those appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association and three others in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Creative spark
"Scott has a diverse collection of health services research skills and a creative spark in how he applies them," Asch said. "His contributions, trajectory and promise are really outstanding."

In a heartfelt acceptance speech, Halpern spoke of his mentor, grandmother and father, all of whom recently passed away.

Halpern is an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology, and deputy director of the Center for Health Incentives at the University' Perelman School of Medicine. He also holds appointments as a senior fellow in the Center for Bioethics, Institute for Aging, and as a senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University.

The Alice S. Hersh Award commemorates the dedication and accomplishments of its namesake, the founding executive director of the Association for Health Services Research -- the organization that evolved into today's AcademyHealth.