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The form and manner in which health professionals are educated and trained to develop the necessary competencies to serve the needs of the population.

Six SUMR Scholars Sponsored by Wharton School Meet the Deans

Aug. 13, 2018
Wharton School Deputy Dean and Dean, Michael Gibbons and Geoffrey Garrett, meet with five of the six 2018 SUMR scholars sponsored by the Dean's Office. A s they entered the last week of their summer-long 2018 introductory health services research (HSR) scholarships, five of the six Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars sponsored by the Wharton School's Dean's office met with the Deans to discuss their experiences in the pipeline program. [Top row] Manuel Alcala of Penn, Jiaxuan (Grace) Nie of Penn, and Janiece Strange of Morgan State University [Bottom] Nahnsan Guseh of...

SUMR 2018 Tours Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Aug. 9, 2018
Photos: Hoag Levins Rounding a corner in the labyrinthine Philadelphia Magic Gardens is Tania Calle , one of the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Scholars who toured the site. The group also visited the 11th annual African Festival hosted by the African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) on the Penn's Landing waterfront. Sponsored by LDI and the Wharton School Health Care Management Department, the annual three-month long SUMR program is aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring potential careers in the...

SUMR 18 Goes Out on a Limb at Penn's Morris Arboretum

Aug. 1, 2018
Photos: Hoag Levins Taking a leisurely Sunday break from their health services research studies, the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) cohort of scholars toured the Morris Arboretum in the far northwest corner of Philadelphia. Created in the 1880s as the private summer estate of local iron fortune heirs, the 92-acre sprawl of sumptuous Victorian gardens, ornate water features and thousands of botanical specimens is now part of Penn. SUMR is an annual three-month program aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring...

A Seashore Break for 2018 SUMR Cohort and Friends

Jul. 23, 2018
Photos: Hoag Levins University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program Scholar Mohamed Abdirisak of Indiana University takes in the salt air and nautical sights along the Inter-coastal Waterway that is also the back bay at Margate, New Jersey. Abdirisak was one of 30 Penn-related students who were hosted for a day at the dockside home of Wharton School Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Health Care Management, Arnold (Skip) Rosoff , JD. The annual event of the Penn LDI SUMR program was expanded this year to...

Penn LDI SUMR Scholars Take an AcademyHealth Break to See Seattle Sights

Jul. 12, 2018
SEATTLE -- Despite its sixty mile distance from this port, Mount Rainier (above) looms over all in the twilight of those evenings when the clouds and mists thin out enough for it to be seen. And that's how the evening was for the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars as they took a cruise around Elliott Bay that connects this city to Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean beyond. It was one of four local adventures -- the Cruise , the Space Needle , the Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum , and the Pike Place Fish Market -- that provided breaks from the...

SUMR 2018 Attends AHRQ National Research Service Awards Conference

Jul. 2, 2018
The 24nd annual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Conference took place in tandem with the 2018 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and the adjacent Washington State Convention Center. NRSA is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) program that provides training, grants and other supports to undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows in the health services research field. This year's event was attended by 23 Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars from the University of Pennsylvania program co-...

Penn SUMR Scholars Arrive at Seattle 2018 AcademyHealth Research Meeting

Jun. 23, 2018
[content_elements:element:0] Photo: Hoag Levins SEATTLE, (June 23, 2018) -- The 2018 cohort of the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Scholars arrived at the AcademyHealth Research Meeting (ARM) venue here to continue their summer-long immersion into the health services research community. The 35th Annual ARM event is being held at the Washington State Convention Center. The University of Pennsylvania group also attended Saturday's National Research Service Award (NRSA) Conference that takes place in tandem...

SUMR Tours Constitution Center, African American Museum & Reading Terminal Market

Jun. 21, 2018
One of the main attractions in the University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars' vist to the National Constitution Center and two other sites was Signers Hall (above). That gallery is a recreation of the September, 1787 gathering in Independence Hall of the 39 delegates who signed the U.S. Constitution. The display is peopled by life-sized bronze sculptures of those men who created the 231-year-old American system of federal government. SUMR scholars get up close behind one group of signers gathered around a seated Benjamin Franklin who is frozen in the...

Photo Page: 2018 SUMR Tour of Philadelphia's Crescenz VA Medical Center

Jun. 19, 2018
Photo montage: Hoag Levins As part of the LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program, this year's scholars toured the Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located directly next to the University of Pennsylvania campus. Sponsored by LDI and the Wharton School Health Care Management Department, the three-month long SUMR program is aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring potential careers in the field of health services research (HSR). The visit was designed to familiarize the scholars with the extensive HSR programs that are a...

Photo Page: LDI 2018 SUMR Bus Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

Jun. 14, 2018
Goofing for the camera as they wait their turn for a photo op at the Philadelphia Art Museum's Rocky Statue are SUMR Scholars William Jackson and Nahnsan Guseh . They were on a bus tour of Philadelphia cultural and historic attractions with a contingent of other scholars from the University of Pennsylvania's Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program. Sponsored by LDI and the Wharton School Health Care Management Department, the three-month long SUMR program is aimed at underrepresented minority undergraduates and others interested in exploring potential careers in the field of...

Photo Page: LDI SUMR Scholars' Schuylkill River Rowing Race

Jun. 7, 2018
Pushing off from Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River in nine-seat racing shells (above), two dozen University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) scholars became the first to row their way into the summer-long health services research training program started 19 years ago by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI). Designed as an icebreaker and bonding experience, the waterborne adventure called "Team Champion" was managed by Team Concepts, Inc., an executive leadership and team building development firm headed by former Olympic oarsman and World...

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