This Month at LDI

Welcome to This Month at LDI, an electronic newsletter to keep you informed about Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) activities as they occur. The newsletter includes links to our latest Issue Brief, which highlights the policy implications of recently published research by LDI Senior Fellows, as well as the summaries of previous seminars and announcements of upcoming events. We hope you enjoy this monthly newsletter, and welcome your comments.

News and Announcements
Linda Aiken, Ph.D, R.N., Receives Nursing Research Award. The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association has given its annual Nursing Research Award to Senior Fellow Linda Aiken, for her work on health care outcomes and health workforce policy.

Penn Becomes One of Seven Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a three-year cooperative agreement that will fund a Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT) at Penn, under the leadership of Senior Fellow Brian Strom, M.D., M.P.H. Penn's CERT will focus on antibiotic drug resistance. http://www.certs.hhs.gov/

Upcoming Seminars and Workshops
Research: Carolyn Clancy, M.D., of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will discuss strategies for reducing socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities in health care on Friday, December 15, 2000 at 12:00 p.m.
Abstract/Biosketch/More Information

Health Policy: (This semester's theme: "From e-Commerce to e-Health Care")
David Beier, J.D., Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, on December 8, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. Mr. Beier has advised Vice President Gore on issues of technology, science, telecommunications and the Internet, and chairs the Interagency Working Group on Electronic Commerce.
RSVP Biosketch/More Information

Informatics: The Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar on Health Informatics presents an all-day workshop on research informatics on December 1, 2000. The workshop focuses on major issues associated with creating and managing research data and is open to Penn investigators and project staff.
RSVP More Information

Recent Seminars
Research: Roger Feldman, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota, discussed the utility of the Rothschild-Stiglitz model of health insurance markets.
Abstract of November 10 talk

Health Policy: George Lundberg, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of Medscape.com and former editor of JAMA, discussed the current status of the medical Internet.
Biosketch of November 17 talk

Informatics: Don Rucker, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Shared Medical Systems, contrasted the goals and drivers of academic informatics research with those of commercial vendors of information systems.
Abstract/Slides of October 13 talk

Issue Brief
Anesthesiologist Direction and Patient Outcomes, by Jeffrey Silber, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Education
Succeeding as an Executive: The Empower Curriculum. With sponsorship from Wyeth-Ayerst, LDI and the Center for Applied Research will soon launch a new program designed to help physician executives assess and improve their management skills. Teams of physicians and managers are developing a web-based electronic curriculum, that will include case studies and interactive expert guidance.
More Information

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