Month at LDI
News and Announcements
Community symposium on prostate cancer planned. LDI Senior Fellows
Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD and Jerry Johnson, MD, are organizing a Community
Forum on Prostate Cancer. The Forum will be held on Saturday, April 23,
2005 at the Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th Street, Philadelphia,
from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. The Forum is sponsored by Penn's Center for Population
Health and Health Disparities along with the Center of Excellence for
Diversity in Health Education and Research. This outreach initiative will
provide attendees with information about cancer in general, prostate cancer
specifically, and how it is detected. The Forum will feature presentations
by health experts as well as an interactive skit about prostate cancer
screening and diagnosis. The Community Forum on Prostate Cancer is free,
but registration is required. For more information or to register, contact
Outreach Director, Benita Weathers at (215) 746-7166 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Policy: We are pleased to co-sponsor the Institute on Aging's
2nd Visiting Scholars Series as it hosts Christine K. Cassel, MD, President
of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Cassel is a noted geriatrician
and ethicist who will discuss "Medicare Matters: Healthcare, Aging
and the Social Contract" on Thursday, April 7, 2005. Please join
us from 2:00-3:30 pm at the Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building.
a day later, don't miss David J. Brailer, MD, PhD, National Health Information
Technology Coordinator, US Department of Health and Human Services, who
will discuss, "Scientific research on the value of health IT: Do you have
to believe it to see it?" He will give the Samuel P. Martin III, MD, Memorial
Lecture on Friday, April 8, 2005 from 2:00-3:30 pm at Reunion Auditorium,
John Morgan Building. Dr. Brailer is a Wharton graduate, Adjunct LDI Senior
Fellow, and the first "health IT czar" at the federal level.
Lieu, MD, MPH, Associate Professor at Harvard, will present her work on
"Vaccine Economics: Diseases, Dollars, and Dilemmas" on Friday,
April 1, 2005 at 12:00 pm.
Complementary and Alternative
Medicine: Personal Preference or Low-Cost Option?
by José A. Pagán, PhD and Mark V. Pauly, PhD
News about recent federal and state developments, from the University of
Pennsylvania Health System's Office of Government Relations.
February 15 edition
Health Policy: Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer of the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), spoke about how the Medicare
program decides to cover new medical technology.
Slides from February 11 talk
Research: Len Nichols, PhD, Vice President, Center for Studying
Health System Change, presented data on the current state of employer-based
health insurance and prospects for its future.
Slides from March 11 talk
Patient Safety Alumni Return. Health Care Management Executive
Education welcomes back participants of the 2003-2004 Patient Safety Leadership
Academy for a one-day program on Friday, March 18, 2005. Dr. Kathy Pearson,
Academic Director, and Dr. Charles Dwyer will facilitate discussion of
the six patient safety projects participants had recommended at the end
of their 7-month course. They will discuss the extent to which each project
has been implemented, barriers to implementation, and steps that can (or
should) be taken to move these projects forward. Participants include
physicians, nurses, technicians and residents from the Departments of
Surgery and Anesthesia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
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