Photo Page: In The Glow of LDI’s Message on PECO Crown Lights
A Pre-LDI 50th Anniversary Symposium Reception 28 Stories High in The New AKA Hotel
The night before the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) opened its Oct. 5 & 6th 50th Anniversary Symposium on the theme of “Shaping The Future of Health Care,” it hosted a reception for the dozens of speakers and sponsors involved in the event. Held on the 28th floor garden terrace of the new FMC building on the edge of the Penn campus, the event overlooked the PECO Crown Lights display that was running a “Penn LDI: 50 Years of Health Policy Leadership” message. The message can be partially seen in the distance through the windows on the left.
Located at 30th and Walnut Streets, the FMC building (above, left) is situated on the west bank of the Schulykill River and narrows to form a wide terrace at its 28th floor. Like the building, the terrace is nearly a block long (above, right) and features a marble fire pit and a boardwalked sprawl of gardens and seating areas.
Above, right, Michael Aberman, MD, President and CEO, Quentis Therapeutics, Inc.; William Pierskalla, PhD, MBA, former Executive Director of LDI (1978-1983) and Professor Emeritus UCLA Anderson School of Management; and Mark Pauly, PhD, former Executive Director of LDI (1984-1989) and current Professor of Health Care Management at Penn’s Wharton School.
As the sun sets into a glowing horizon to the west (above, left), M. Kit Delgado, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School and LDI Senior Fellow, chats with Kobie Smith, Director of Development, Perelman School of Medicine Alumni Development and Alumni Relations Department. Enjoying the view above, right, are Maureen Spivack, Senior Industry Partner, New State Capital Partners; Randi Roy Chief Strategy Officer, VillageCare; and Terry Fulmer, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation.
With the moon behind them (above, left) are Janet Weiner, PhD, MPH, LDI Associate Director for Health Policy, and Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn School of Nursing. Above right, Daniele Cardoso, President, Advitech Advisory and Technologies and Danielle O’Hara, Chief of Staff of MTS Health Partners.
Above, left, LDI alumnus Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD, Director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research and Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine; Kate Bundorf, PhD, MBA, MPH, Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Health Services Research at Stanford; and Henry Glick, PhD, Professor of both Medicine at the Perelman School and Health Care Management at Wharton. Above, right, David Asch, MD, MBA, Professor at both the Perelman and Wharton Schools, Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and former LDI Executive Director [1998-2012]; and June Kinney, MS, Associate Director of the Health Care Management MBA program and Lecturer at the Wharton School.
Above, left, Marko Vujicic, PhD, Chief Economist & Vice President at the Health Policy Institute of American Dental Association; and Scott Harrington, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Wharton School Health Care Management Department. Above, right, Judith Long, MD, Professor and Chief of the Perelman School Division of General Internal Medicine; José Pagán, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Innovation at the New York Academy of Medicine; and David Grande, MD, MPA, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and Director of Policy at LDI.