Month at LDI
News and Announcements
Katrina Armstrong named LDI Research Director. We are delighted
to welcome Katrina Armstrong, MD, as LDI's new Director of Research. She
will oversee an expanding pilot projects program and enhance LDI's research
support capability, including the development of proposals, programming
and data management.
Hearty congratulations to two LDI Senior Fellows who have received funding
for groundbreaking research centers that cross departments and disciplines:
PhD, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, has received a second round
of 5-year funding for the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center
(TTURC). The Center's goal is to improve treatment for nicotine dependence
through a research program that integrates basic neuroscience, pharmacology,
genetics, and behavioral science. It also features an innovative program,
led by LDI, to investigate ethics and policy issues in translating pharmacogenetic
advances into clinical practice.
Kimmel, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, will lead
an exploratory research center focused on gene-drug interactions. This
innovative center will also launch a new interdisciplinary field called
Human Pharmacogenomic Epidemiology. The 3-year award is one of 21 in the
country that will support planning activities for groups of researchers
to develop interdisciplinary strategies to solve significant biomedical
or behavioral research problems (a.k.a. the "NIH Roadmap").
Health Policy: LDI is cosponsoring ECRI's 12th Annual Conference
on Using Evidence in Practice and in Public and Private Policymaking.
This year's topic is, "Preventing and Treating Overweight and Obesity:
How Effective are the Interventions?" The conference will be held
on October 26-28, 2004, at ECRI's location in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Registration
talks provide a fascinating glimpse into the Japanese health care system.
Robert Leflar, JD, Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas, will
discuss "Patients Rights and Patient Safety in Japanese Health Care."
Note the date and time: Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 4:30-6:00 in the
And we welcome
back LDI Adjunct Senior Fellow Naoki Ikegami, MD, Professor of Health
Policy & Management at Keio University, Japan. He will discuss "Long-Term
Care Insurance in Japan," on Monday, October 18, 2004 at 4:30-6:00
in the CPC Auditorium.
Research: Our monthly research seminars return with
David Holtgrave, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education
at Emory University. He will present ongoing work entitled, "Defining,
Measuring and Ensuring HIV Prevention: Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness."
This Robert C. Long Memorial Lecture is cosponsored by Penn's Center for
Mental Health Policy and Services Research, and the Center for AIDS Research.
Please join us on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 12:00 pm.
We are pleased
to host Jon Chilingerian, PhD, Professor of Organizational Behavior and
Management of Health Care Organizations at Brandeis University. His talk,
"Renewing Medical Strategies in Leuvan Medical Center: The Challenge
of Internal and External Consistency," will focus on a case study
of a Belgium Medical Center. Please note the date and location: Monday,
November 1, 2004, at 12:00 pm in Hunstman Hall, Room 270.
Care for Older Adults: A Cost Effective Model
by Mary Naylor, PhD, RN
Nurse-Fellows program to focus on inspirational, emotionally engaging
leadership skills. The 2004 Advanced Management Education Conference
(AMEC) is the alumni forum for graduates of the Johnson & Johnson
- Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives. AMEC gives
Fellows the opportunity to immerse themselves in management education
surrounding a current topic in health care management, as well as reconnect
with old friends and meet new colleagues. This year's theme is "Emotional
Intelligence": the capacity to recognize our own feelings and the
feelings of others, to effectively manage and optimize the most valuable
resource in our systems--the people in them. AMEC will run from October
19-22, 2004 in Philadelphia.
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