This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
Flaura Winston wins HSR Impact Award. Congratulations to LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, who has been recognized by AcademyHealth for the impact of her research. The Health Services Research Impact Award identifies examples of outstanding research that have been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice. Dr. Winston, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and colleagues at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have conducted groundbreaking and life-saving research on preventing injuries to children in car crashes. Her work continues in CHOP's Center for Injury Research and Prevention (see link below).

LDI pilot funds awarded. LDI funds innovative, interdisciplinary research through its Pilot Projects Program. The 2006-2007 winners include:
James P. Guevara, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics: Collaborative Care Pilot Intervention for Children with ADHD
Theodore J. Iwashyna, MD, PhD, Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Section: Practice-Based Learning Through Objective Resident Benchmarks
Jerry A. Jacobs, PhD, Merriam Term Professor; Professor of Sociology: Gender, Race, and the Treatment of Emergent Pain
Joanna L. Starrels, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar: Antibiotic Use and Misuse in Injection-Drug Users: A Potential Risk Factor for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine: Measuring the Quality of Care at the VA

Upcoming Seminars
Research: This Friday, we welcome Anthony T. LoSasso, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who will discuss the effect of Medicaid and uncompensated care on private insurance coverage. Don't miss his talk, "The Health Care Safety Net and Crowd-Out of Private Health Insurance," on Friday, November 17, 2006, from 12:00-1:30 pm.
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Please join us as Peter Bearman, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Columbia, shares his work on adolescent health behavior. He will discuss, "The Structure of Adolescent Sexual Networks," on Friday, December 1, 2006, from 12:00-1:30 pm.
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Recent Seminars

Health Policy: On October 13, Michael E. Porter, PhD, of the Harvard Business School, discussed his work applying competitive market strategies to the health care system. He urged that competition be based on results and value to patients, rather than on costs.
Slides from October 13 talk

And on October 9, Gabriel Leung, MD, MPH, of the University of Hong Kong, discussed the relationship between aging, obesity, and mortality. Using data from the Hong Kong Elderly Cohort, he found that the effect of body mass index on mortality varied with baseline health status. In the healthiest group, obese people had higher mortality but in the unhealthiest group they had lower mortality compared with people of normal weight.
Abstract from October 9 talk

Welcome New LDI Senior Fellows
Brendan Carr, MD, MA, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
Nabila Dahodwala, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
Giridhar Mallya, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
Craig Pollack, MD, MSc, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
David Rubin, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

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