This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
LDI unveils new look for its Web site. Recently, LDI completed a major revision of its Web site-including new graphics, colors and navigational tools. Check out our new look!
http://www.upenn.edu/ldi

Penn to lead multisite study of kidney disease. The NIH has funded a $40 million, seven-year study that will follow the course of people with Chronic Renal Insufficiency, a condition that affects more than 10 million Americans. Penn is one of seven clinical sites and will serve as the data coordinating center for the entire study. LDI Senior Fellow Harold Feldman and colleagues at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics lead these efforts.
http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/v48/n21/research.html#kid

Upcoming Seminars and Workshops
Health Policy: (This semester's theme: "Underserved Populations in American Health Care")
Jack Ebeler, President and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, leads a discussion entitled, "The Uninsured - Past Trends, What's Next?" on Friday, February 8, 2002, at 12:00 p.m.
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Research: Think you're immune to conflicts of interest? Then you'll be interested to hear George Loewenstein, PhD, Professor of Economics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, present his research on the psychological underpinnings of conflicts of interest in medicine. Please join us on February 15, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.

Issue Brief
The Effects of Medicare Payment Subsidies to Teaching Hospitals

by Sean Nicholson, PhD

Recent Seminars
Research: Think you're immune to conflicts of interest? Then you'll be interested to hear George Loewenstein, PhD, Professor of Economics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, present his research on the psychological underpinnings of conflicts of interest in medicine. Please join us on February 15, 2002 at 12:00 p.m.
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Health Policy: Charles N. (Chip) Kahn, President of the Federation of American Hospitals, put the problem of the uninsured into its broad political context.
Summary of January 25 talk

Medical Informatics: Janet Reis, PhD, Professor of Community Health at the University of Illinois, presented her work on a CD educational game that addresses alcohol consumption in young adults.
Abstract of February 1 talk

Executive Education
Having just completed two highly successful programs (one for United HealthCare executives and one for pharmacy leaders), the folks at exec ed are busy planning the second Wharton Surgery Management Program in conjunction with Penn's Center of Surgical Excellence. This three-day program provides surgical chairs and chiefs with the tools they need to lead and manage effectively.
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/coe/whartsurgman.htm

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