This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
Don Schwarz named to Philadelphia's top health post. New Mayor Michael Nutter has picked LDI Senior Fellow Don Schwarz to be Deputy Mayor of Health and Opportunity and Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia. Dr. Schwarz is deputy physician-in-chief and chief of adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and is recognized nationally and internationally in the area of adolescent medicine and public health. In his new role, Dr. Schwarz will advise and assist the Mayor and Managing Director on policies, planning and initiatives designed to promote the health, development, well-being and self-sufficiency of the citizens of Philadelphia.

Upcoming Seminars
Health Policy
Our series on urban health continues with a talk by Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Baltimore City Commissioner of Health. Please join us on Friday, January 18, 2008, at 12:00 pm
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Looking ahead to February, we will feature Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for primary care and community health at the Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County of Chicago. Please join us on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm.
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The following week, we are delighted to host Mark A. Kelley, MD, Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System, who will discuss, "Healthcare in Detroit: A Preview of the Impending National Crisis." This will also be the annual Samuel P. Martin, III Memorial Lecture, which honors the memory of Dr. Martin, one of LDI's first Executive Directors. It is co-sponsored by Penn's Division of General Internal Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Please welcome Dr. Kelley on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 12:00 pm, and note the location: the Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building. A light lunch will follow the lecture.
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Issue Briefs
Predicting and Monitoring Antiretroviral Adherence
by Robert Gross, MD, MSCE

Recent Seminars
Research: On December 7, David Hyman, JD, MD, of the University of Illinois, discussed the simulated effect of Texas's 2003 cap on non-economic damages on jury verdicts, post-verdict payouts, and settlements in medical malpractice cases.
Abstract from December 7 talk

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