This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
Welcome, Annenberg School! We are delighted to announce that Penn's Annenberg School for Communication has joined LDI's Governing Board. Dean Michael Delli Carpini will join representatives of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing, the Wharton School, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on the Governing Board. We look forward to increased partnership with Annenberg and synergy with its broad policy connections and academic programs.

Upcoming Seminars
Health Policy: We are pleased to cosponsor, with the Firearm & Injury Center at Penn, a talk by Gary W. Evans, PhD, Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. His talk, "Environmental Stress: The Role of the Physical Environment in Human Psychological Well-Being," will be held on Friday, December 9, 2005, at 12:00 pm, in the Colonial Penn Center Auditorium. This is the second in a series of Penn Provost Interdisciplinary Seminars on "Stress, Illness, and Injury."
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And mark your 2006 calendar for a rescheduled visit by the Honorable William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD, MBA, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. On Friday, January 13, 2006, he will discuss military medicine and its role in U.S. national security. He will give the annual Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture, which honors the memory of Merck's former Senior Vice President for Administration, Planning and Science Policy. Please note the time and location: Friday, January 13, 2006, from 2:00-3:30 pm, at the Clinical Research Building, Austrian Auditorium (415 Curie Boulevard). A reception will follow.
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Research: Please join us as Michael E. Chernew, PhD, Professor at the University of Michigan in the departments of Health Management and Policy, Internal Medicine, and Economics, presents his work on the aggregate impact of managed care on Medicare expenditures. Dr. Chernew's talk will be held on Friday, December 16, 2005, at 12:00 pm.
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Issue Brief
The Effect of Firearm Deaths on Life Expectance in the United States
by Jean Lemaire, PhD

Recent Seminars
Health Policy: On November 14, Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, MPH, PhD, presented information on the causal pathways by which socioeconomic status affects health. We were honored to co-host Sir Michael's visit with Penn's Population Studies Center and Population Aging Research Center.
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Executive Education
Hospital CEO program delivers. From November 8-12, 2005, Executive Education hosted 22 chief executive officers from the United States and Canada for the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton CEO Program for Health Care Leadership. The program, now in its fifth year, focuses the curriculum on the challenges surrounding CEOs who run multiple hospital systems. The program has more than 80 alumni, many of whom continue to serve as resources when we design and develop programs

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