This Month at LDI
Sandy Schwartz named as Leon Hess Professor in Internal Medicine. Congratulations to J. Sanford Schwartz, MD, who has been appointed as the first Leon Hess Professor in Internal Medicine. Dr. Schwartz led LDI as executive director from 1989 to 1998, and continues as an LDI Senior Fellow.
Summer internship available for undergraduate minorities. For the eighth consecutive year, LDI and the Wharton Health Care Systems Department are conducting a paid internship program for undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from underrepresented minority groups and interested others. The Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program provides students with an opportunity to conduct health services research under the guidance of an LDI Senior Fellow, attend national conferences and network with researchers, and gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities. The brief online application form must be completed by February 15, 2007. For more information contact Joanne Levy.
Joanne Levy honored. LDI Deputy Director Joanne Levy received one of Wharton's 125th Anniversary Recognition Awards for her outstanding service to the Wharton community. Congratulations, Joanne!
Policy: (This year's theme is Global Health, a.k.a. It's a small,
Research: On December 1, Peter Bearman, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Columbia, discussed his work on adolescent health and sexual behavior.
Abstract Paper from December 1 talk
8, Gautam Gowrisankaran, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics at Washington
University, St. Louis, presented work that evaluated the impact of the
Medicare HMO program and prescription drug coverage on mortality in the
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