Photo Page: 2017 Wharton Health Care Management Faculty vs. PhDs Basketball Game
March 29 in Penn's Rockwell Gym
In their own version of “March Madness,” the Wharton School Health Care Management Department and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) played their annual faculty vs. PhD students basketball game in Penn’s Rockwell Gym on March 29th. For the third time in as many years, the faculty beat the students 36 to 18 in a hard-driving game that included official referees, a scorekeeper and black and orange team jerseys. On the court above, Dan Lynam, LDI Business Administrator, works to drive past PhD student Evan Saltzman.
Airborne in a battle at the basket (above, left) are Wharton Health Care Management professor Guy David and PhD student Emma Dean. Above, right, LDI Postdoctoral Fellow Benjamin Ukert vies with Emma Dean and Wharton professor Daniel Polsky for the rebound.
PhD student Evan Saltzman (above, left) races past professor Guy David but soon confronts LDI Assistant Director of Health Policy Rebecka Rosenquist (above, right) who ultimately knocks the ball loose.
PhD student Kyle Myers rises up to put one through the hoop (above, left) and then, in another play, is outmaneuvered by hard-charging Wharton assistant professor Matthew Grennan (above, right).
Team colors for the annual game change each year. 2017’s basketball couture was black for the faculty team and orange for the students’ (above, left). Cheering on the faculty team (above, right) are ( l to r) June Kinney, Associate Director of Wharton Health Care Management; Joanne Levy, LDI Deputy Director; Scott Harrington, faculty team coach and Chair of the Wharton Health Care Management Department; and Amol Navathe and Shivan Mehta, both Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professors and LDI Senior Fellows.
Emma Dean gets off a shot above Wharton assistant professor Hummy Song (above, left) as PhD student Karen Zhang looks on. Above, right, cheering for the latest student score are (l to r) LDI Postdoctoral Fellow Elena Andreyeva, and PhD students Molly Frean, Lindsey Patterson and Vicky Chen.
Leaping for the rebound (above, left) are Wharton assistant professor Matthew Grennan and LDI Postdoctoral Fellow Benjamin Ukert. Skidding across the court (above, right) is PhD student Steven Schwab who went down in a struggle for the ball with Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor Amol Navathe.
Excited as the student team puts another one through the net (above, left) are student team coach and LDI Postdoctoral Fellow Molly Candon and PhD student Amy Bond. Above, right, Assistant Professor Amol Navathe gets cornered by student team players Kyle Myers, Benjamin Ukert and Joe Martinez.
Wharton Professor and LDI Executive Director Daniel Polsky (above, left) comes up the winner in a struggle for the ball that sent PhD student Joe Martinez to the boards. Above, right, Polsky puts one in for a score that widens the faculty team’s lead.
Beginning a new play is Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor Shivan Mehta (above, left). Above, right, triumphant in her grab for a rebound is student Emma Dean who competed for the ball with (l to r) PhD student Stuart Craig, professor Daniel Polsky, and Benjamin Ukert.
Discussing strategy during the half-time break (above, left) are Wharton professors Guy David and Hummy Song and Penn Medicine professor Amol Navathe. Above, right, Law School Assistant Professor and LDI Senior Fellow David Abrams sinks a free throw shot.
Professor Guy David (above, left) begins what becomes a power pivot around challenging PhD student Evan Saltzman. Above, right, LDI Assistant Director of Health Policy Rebecka Rosenquist faces off against students Joe Martinez, Emma Dean and Karen Zhang and ultimately gets the ball passed to LDI Business Administrator Dan Lynam.
(Rear row) Molly Candon, PhD, LDI Postdoctoral Fellow; Amy Bond, PhD Student; Karen Zhang, PhD Student; Matthew Grennan, PhD, Assistant Professor; Joanne Levy, MBA, MCP, LDI Deputy Director, and Health Care Management Associate Director; Evan Saltzman, PhD Student; David Abrams, PhD, MS, Law School Assistant Professor; Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine; Scott Harrington, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Health Care Management Department; Kyle Myers, PhD Student; Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine; Rebecka Rosenquist, MSc, LDI Assistant Director of Health Policy and Communications; Joe Martinez, PhD Student; Benjamin Ukert, PhD, LDI Postdoctoral Fellow; Emily Shields, LDI Executive Assistant. (Front row) Emma Dean, PhD Student; Hummy Song, PhD, Assistant Professor; Stuart Craig, PhD Student; Guy David, PhD, Associate Professor; Dan Lynam, LDI Business Administrator; Dan Polsky, PhD, Professor and LDI Executive Director; Steven Schwab, PhD Student; and Safa Browne, LDI Research Coordinator and game scorekeeper.