Month at LDI
LDI Releases Call For Proposals. LDI is requesting proposals for
pilot research, working groups, and innovative small grants in the broad
category of health services research. We seek proposals that investigate
emerging problems and policy issues in delivery and management of health
care, evaluate new approaches in health care organization and financing,
or address modifiable determinants of health. An LDI Senior Fellow must
be the principal investigator in order for a proposal to be considered;
however, co-investigators can be non-Senior Fellows. Project budgets will
generally be under $20,000. The application deadline is May 11, 2007.
Click below for more details.
Fellows to be honored at AcademyHealth annual meeting. We offer hearty
congratulations to Mark Pauly, PhD, who will receive the Distinguished
Investigator Award; Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, who will receive the Alice S.
Hersh Young Investigator Award; and to Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, Rachel
Werner, MD, PhD, who will receive the Health Services Research Impact
Award. They will receive these honors at the AcademyHealth annual meeting
in Orlando in June.
Werner wins SGIM's best published paper award. Congratulations to
LD Senior Fellow Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, who has received the Society
for General Internal Medicine's Best Published Research Paper of the Year
award. Her paper, "Relationship Between Medicare's Hospital Compare
Performance Measures and Mortality Rates," appeared in the December
13, 2006 issue of JAMA. She will receive her award at SGIM's annual meeting
later this month in Toronto.
We are pleased to cosponsor, with the Center for Mental Health Policy
and Services Research and Penn's Center for AIDS Research, a talk by David
Paltiel, MD, Associate Professor at Yale. He will deliver the Robert C.
Long Memorial Lecture in Mental Health Services Research, entitled, "Expanded
HIV screening in the United States: Effect on clinical outcomes, HIV transmission,
and costs," on Friday, April 20, 2007, from 12:00-1:30 pm.
We welcome Leemore Dafny, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management &
Strategy at Northwestern University, who will discuss her work entitled,
"Are Health Insurance Markets Competitive? A Test of Direct Price
Discrimination." Please join us on Friday, April 13, 2007, from 12:00-1:30
How Health Affects Small Business in South Africa
by Li-Wei Chao, PhD and Mark V. Pauly, PhD
Health Policy: On March 30, Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH, President and
CEO of the Global Health Council, gave the Charles C. Leighton Memorial
Lecture. He provided a personal and poignant account of how to harness
expertise and advocacy to improve global health equity. For more information
on the Global Health Council, click
On March 23, we heard from Barbara Mark, RN, PhD, FAAN, Sarah Frances
Russell Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School
of Nursing, who discussed controversies in nurse staffing research. She
commented on issues such as research design, data and analysis, strength
of evidence concerns, and the need for better theory.
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