This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
Shiriki Kumayika wins H.O.P.E. Award. Congratulations to LDI Senior Fellow Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, for receiving the 2006 Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E (Helping Other People through Empowerment) Award. The award is presented annually by the American Journal of Health Promotion for outstanding contributions to serving the health promotion needs of underserved populations. Dr. Kumanyika, Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and in Pediatrics, received her award at the National Wellness Conference on July 17, 2006.
http://www.healthpromotionjournal.com/resource/2006hope_winner.htm


Upcoming Seminars
Health Policy (This year's theme is Global Health, a.k.a. It's a small, small world):
We welcome Gabriel Leung, MD, MPH, of the University of Hong Kong, who will explore the relationship between aging, obesity, and mortality. Please join us for Dr. Leung's talk, entitled, "Gluttony, Sloth and Death--a Paradox Explained," on Monday, October 9, 2006 from 5:00-6:00 pm, in the Colonial Penn Center. Dr. Leung's visit is cosponsored by Penn's Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.
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Don't miss noted management guru Michael E. Porter, PhD of the Harvard Business School, as he attempts to answer the question, "Why Do Good Managers Set Bad Strategies?" on Friday, October 13, 2006 from 1:30-3:00 pm, at Jon Huntsman Hall, Room F95.
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We are pleased to present a panel discussion on correctional health care on Monday, October 16, 2006, at 6:00 pm. The panel discussion, entitled, "Cruel and Unusual Healthcare: Medicine Inside America's Prison System" is cosponsored by the School of Medicine, School of Social Policy and Practice, Physicians for Human Rights, National Primary Care Week, and the Physician Advocacy and Social Medicine Seminar. Please join us for the panel discussion and light reception afterwards at Reunion Hall, John Morgan Building.
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Issue Briefs
Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast Cancer Risk in African Americans,
by Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD
http://www.upenn.edu/ldi/issuebrief12_1.pdf

Recent Seminars
Research: On September 8, Rodney Hayward, MD, of the University of Michigan, offered a critique of the epidemiologic evidence underlying many clinical policies to improve health care quality.
Abstract Slides from September 8 talk


Welcome New LDI Senior Fellows
Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD
Faculty-fellow, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Jeremy M. Kahn, MD, Sc
Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care

Jason Schnittker, PhD
Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences


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