Month at LDI
Baron takes on bioethics in new book. LDI Senior Fellow Jonathan
Baron, Professor of Psychology, has written a new book challenging the
"intuitive judgments" that underlie bioethics practice. Baron
proposes an alternative, arguing that bioethics could have a coherent
theory based on utilitarianism and decision analysis. For more information
on his book, "Against Bioethics," click here.
Aiken wins first Graham Prize. Congratulations to LDI Senior Fellow
Linda Aiken, Professor of Nursing, who has been selected as the first
winner of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, funded
by the Baxter International Foundation and administered by the Association
of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). She will accept
her award at a ceremony during the AUPHA Annual Meeting on June 24, 2006,
in Seattle, WA.
Health Policy (2005-2006 Theme Health in Context): Please
join us as Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management
at Johns Hopkins University, discusses "Problems & Prospects
for Health Disparities Research." His talk, co-sponsored with the
VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) and Penn's
Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD), will be given
on Friday, March 31, 2006, at 12:00 pm.
Research: Our series continues with Joseph A. DiMasi, PhD, Director
of Economic Analysis, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development,
Tufts University, who will present his work on "The Cost of Biopharmaceutical
R&D: Is Biotech Different?" on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 12:00
Health Policy: Recently, we've had two speakers discuss the relationship
between neighborhoods and health. On February 24, Jane Golden, Director
of the the City of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, discussed the impact
of the mural arts program on youth and communities. Ms. Goldens
slides can be seen here; on March 24, Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD of Harvard
provided a tutorial on measuring the compositional and contextual effects
of neighborhoods on health. If you missed Dr. Kawachi, you can see his
Research: On March 17, Tanya Luhrmann, PhD of the University of
Chicago, described her ethnographic research with homeless, psychotic
women and the reasons they often refuse housing assistance. Dr. Luhrmann's
slides can be seen here.
UnitedHealth Group to attend capstone course on management at Wharton.
Two business segments under the UnitedHealth Group umbrella, UnitedHealthcare
and Ovations, will join us from April 17-21, 2006 for an executive management
education program. Both groups participate in intensive training programs
at their respective institutions, and these internal programs are augmented
by a week-long capstone course at Wharton to integrate the learning and
provide tools to apply the concepts on the job. The Academic Director
for the program is Dr. Mario Moussa.
Group was recently named the country's most admired health care company
by Fortune magazine. Through six business segments, UHG serves the
entire spectrum of health care participants. UHG has approximately 50,000
employees and operates in all 50 states and abroad.
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