This Month at LDI

News and Announcements

Sandy Schwartz named to US Preventive Services Task Force.
This month, LDI Senior Fellow Sandy Schwartz joins the US Preventive Services Task Force, the leading independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care.  Dr. Schwartz is the Leon Hess Professor of Medicine, Health Management, and Economics, and the former executive director of LDI.  The Task Force consists of 16 health care experts and conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the effectiveness of a broad range of clinical preventive services including screening, counseling, and preventive medications. Its recommendations are considered the gold standard for clinical preventive services.

Upcoming Seminars

Health Policy: Please join us as Oliver Fein, MD, Professor of Clinical Public Health at Cornell University, discusses “National Health Insurance for the U.S.: Has Its Time Come?” on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm. The seminar is co-sponsored by Penn’s Center for Public Health Initiatives.

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The following week, we welcome Mary Travis Bassett, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  She will give us insight into “How Can a Local Urban Health Department Tackle Health Disparities?” on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm.

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Issue Brief

Voting by Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment
by Jason Karlawish, MD

Recent Seminars

Research:   On February 29, Howard Markel, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, discussed the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 and the lessons to be learned from how different cities addressed the crisis.

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