This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
Memorial Service for Dr. Margaret Sovie. A memorial service will be held for Dr. Margaret Sovie, who died August 16. Dr. Sovie was a longtime LDI Senior Fellow and Professor at the School of Nursing. The service will be held in the Auditorium of the Nursing Education Building on Tuesday, November 19, from 4-6 pm. The University community is invited to attend.

Center for Bioethics cosponsors symposium on "doctoring." The Center for Bioethics, led by LDI Senior Fellow Art Caplan, and the Acadia Institute are sponsoring a symposium on the profession of medicine and physicians' careers in an era of dramatic change and challenges. The symposium will be held on November 15 and 16, 2002 at the University of Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Seminars
Research: Frank R. Lichtenberg, PhD, Professor of Business at Columbia University, will present his work, "The Effect of New Drugs on Longevity and Quality of Life" on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 12 :00 pm.
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Health Policy: (This semester's theme: "How Can We Afford Prescription Drugs in America? Cost, Quality, and Access")
Our series continues with William Novelli, executive director and CEO of AARP, who will discuss the perspective of older Americans on prescription drug issues. Please join us on Friday, December 6, 2002 at 12:00 pm.
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Issue Brief
Needlestick Injuries to Nurses, in Context
by Sean P. Clarke, PhD, RN, Douglas M. Sloane, PhD, and Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN

Government Relations Update
News about recent federal and state developments, from the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Office of Government Relations
November 1 edition

Recent Seminars
Research: On October 11, 2002, Robert O. Valdez, PhD, Senior Health Scientist at the RAND Health Program, discussed the future of Medicare and the need for new revenues by 2030 to support the current level of benefits.

David Dranove, PhD, Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University, presented his work, "A Structural Approach to Antitrust Analysis in Health Care."
Paper from September 20 presentation

Health Policy: On October 18, Eve Slater, MD, DHHS Assistant Secretary for Health, spoke about innovation in medicine and research: how it can be fostered by government, how it can be used to improve health care, and how it can mitigate rising health care costs. She gave the annual Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture, named for her mentor, the former Senior Vice President, Administration, Planning and Science Policy for the Merck Research Laboratories

Executive Education
Nursing Leaders of the Future Executive Education Program. LDI Executive Education is sponsoring a tuition-based management program for Directors of Nursing on November 12-15, 2002. The education sessions will seek to expand the business skills and tools of nurses who are advancing in their organizations. The curriculum will focus on project management, scenario planning, finance and systems design. The program was developed at the request of Chief Nursing Officers throughout the country who indicated a real need for a business skill set for this audience.

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