This Month at LDI

News and Announcements
Olivia Mitchell, PhD picked as one of 12 members of new Social Security Commission. LDI Senior Fellow Olivia Mitchell, Wharton Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, will serve on the new commission that will advise the President on reforming Social Security.

John Kimberly, PhD to lead alliance of two top business schools in global management education. LDI Senior Fellow John Kimberly, Wharton Professor of Management and Health Care Systems is the executive director of a new alliance between Wharton and INSEAD, Europes's leading business school. The alliance will offer global customized executive education and open enrollment programs at the schools' four dedicated campuses in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Upcoming Seminars and Workshops
Research: Donald Steinwachs, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins, will discuss quality of care issues in mental illness on Friday, June 1, 2001 at 12:00 p.m.
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Health Policy: Our series on e-health and e-commerce continues with Rich Cleland, JD, Director of Health Communication at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who will discuss the role of the FTC in regulating consumer health information on the Internet. Please join us for his talk on Friday, May 11, 2001 at 12:00 p.m.
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And as part of Alumni Weekend, we are please to present a multi-disciplinary panel discussion on the new economy's impact on the health care industry and health care delivery. The panel will be held on Friday, May 18, 2001, from 3:00 - 4:30pm at 350 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (3620 Locust Walk).

Issue Brief
When Data Conflict with Practice: Rethinking the Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics before Dental Treatment, by Brian Strom, MD, MPH

Recent Seminars
Research: John Mullahy, PhD of the University of Wisconsin summarized research on children's utilization of prescription drugs. His findings suggest that health insurance and access to health care are important determinants of prescription drug use in children.
Abstract of April 27 talk

Jeannette Rogowski, PhD, Senior Economist at RAND and an Adjunct LDI Senior Fellow, presented work on new measures of quality for neonatal intensive care units.

Health Policy: Vip Patel, MBA, Chairman of, led a lively discussion of the factors that influence success and failure in the e-health sector.
Summary of April 6 talk

Executive Education
Educational Session held at American Pharmaceutical Association's Annual Meeting. Kathy Pearson, PhD, LDI Senior Fellow and Director of LDI's Healthcare Management Executive Education Programs, participated in the session entitled, "Best Practices: Identification and Transfer of Knowledge" on March 18, 2001 in San Francisco. The AphA cosponsors the GlaxoSmithKline Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders, which is held at LDI in the fall.

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