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.
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."
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.
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.
The Effect of
Firearm Deaths on Life Expectance in the United States
by Jean Lemaire, PhD
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.
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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