Archive of Senior Fellow News and Sightings
David Mandell, ScD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and associate director of the Center for Autism Research, commented on WHYY about how revisions being considered to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders might affect the diagnosis of autism. (1/6/11) Penn researchers to test material for 'bible of psychiatry
David Casarett, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, was quoted in an American Medical News article on the White House’s announcement to undo a 2011 Medicare policy paying physicians to advise patients on end-of-life care. (1/5/2011) Medicare about-face on end-of-life planning pay
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Director of the LDI Center for Health Incentives, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the reality and fairness of offering discounts and health incentives to employees who work towards better health. (1/3/2011) Pro / Con: The fairness of health insurance incentives
Justin Bekelman, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, was featured in Hematology & Oncology News and Issues for his recent study comparing side effects of two types of radiation treatments for prostate cancer. (1/1/2011) Penn Study Shows IMRT Minimizes GI Side Effects for Prostate Cancer Patients
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, was quoted in an American Medical News article on reducing health disparities. (12/17/2010) HHS unveils 10-year health priorities
The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted work by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD on financial incentives in an article about a teen weight loss program at Temple University. (12/20/10) Losing pays off for teens in diet program
David Casarett, MD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine, writes an Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the choices Elizabeth Edwards made the last days of her life. (12/14/10) Learning from Elizabeth Edwards
Jooyoung Lee, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on his research studying the lives of seven Philadelphians who have been shot. (12/13/10) Daniel Rubin: Researcher follows shooting victims' aftermath
In the wake of Elizabeth Edward's death at home, David Casarett, MD, associate professor of Medicine in Geriatrics, talked to CNN.com about the reasons for choosing hospice and what it provides. (12/8/10) CNN.com Dying at home, surrounded by family
Karen Glanz, PhD, professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, was featured in a Reuters article on a recent study showing adults who use sunscreen are 50% less likely to develop melanoma. The article also ran on ABCNews.com and Yahoo.com (12/6/10) Reuters Study confirms sunscreen prevents melanoma
Justin Bekelman, MD, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, was featured in Radiology Today for his research on Prostate cancer patients receiving intensity-modulated radiation therapy are less likely to suffer gastrointestinal complications. This research was presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology meeting. (12/1/10) Radiology Today Study compares IMRT and CRT side effects
David Casarett, MD, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine, writes in the Main Line Times for National Hospice Month on the myths of hospice and how far it has come in the past 25 years. (11/23/2010) Time to dispel the myths, highlight benefits of hospice
Mark Pauly, PhD, Bendheim Professor of Health Care Management, was featured in a one-hour special on NPR's “Marketplace Money" broadcast from Philadelphia. (11/19/10) Philadelphia: The Birthplace of Healthcare
Mary Naylor, PhD, RN. FAAN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, was quoted in a New York Times article discussing the role of nurses transforming the current health care system. (11/18/2010) Nurses’ Role in the Future of Health Care
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Director of LDI CHI and Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management, served as a panelist for WHYY's Marketplace Money panel discussion "The Informed Patient."
Caryn Lerman, PhD, interim director of the Abramson Cancer Center and professor of Psychiatry, was interviewed by 6ABC on a new Penn study looking at how genetics play a role in smoking cessation. (11/18/2010) New Penn study uses genetics to help smokers stop
Jason Karlawish, MD, associate professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, was featured on Fox 29 and quoted in the Irish Times discussing and defining “desktop medicine.” (11/16/10) Irish Times Desktop can never replace the bedside (11/16/10) Fox 29 News at Six
Marjorie Bowman, MD, MPA, chair of the department of Family Medicine and Community Health was quoted in an interview with ABCNews on family history being a better predictor of disease risk. (11/5/10) Family First: Family History Better at Predicting Disease Risk Than Screening
Jason Karlawish, MD, associate professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, was quoted in the New York Times about money troubles being an early clue to Alzheimer’s disease. (10/30/10) Money Woes Can Be Early Clue to Alzheimer’s
Carolyn Cannuscio, PhD, ScD, MSc, assistant professor of Family Practice and Community Medicine, was featured in Reporting on Health for her recent presentation at a California Health Jornalism Fellowships Seminar on her Health in Philadelphia Photo-documentation Project. (10/21/10) Investigating Urban Health: A Philadelphia Story
Andrew Siderowf, MD,associate professor of Neurology, was featured in the Daily Pennsylvanian for his study determining the biological markers for Parkinson’s disease to determine new drugs. (10/4/10) Study aims to find new drugs for Parkinson's disease
Brian Strom, MD, director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer blog for his study on the consequences of computerized physician order entry. (10/4/10) Computerizing care can have unexpected consequences
Andrea Apter, MD, professor of Medicine, chief, Section of Allergy and Immunology, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine was featured in the Penn Current for her study that found a correlation between exposure to violence and asthma in adults. (9/30/10) A link between asthma and violence?
Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, professor of Medicine, was mentioned during a meeting President Amy Gutmann had with Vice President Biden on stimulus funding for research. Armstrong's $3.9 million grant for the Center for Comparative Effectiveness in Genomic Medicine was an example of Penn's Recovery Act-funded Grants. (09/30/10) President Gutmann meets with Vice President Biden on stimulus funding for research
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, professor of Epidemiology, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a West Philadelphia family overcoming obesity. (9/27/10) How a West Philadelphia family overcame child obesity
Andrea J. Apter, MD, professor of Medicine, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer Health Blog for her research that links exposure to inner city violence and asthma. (9/1/10 The Philadelphia Inquirer) Penn study links exposure to violence with asthma hospitalizations
Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Internal Medicine, was featured in Medscape Today for his research on exposure to children in the home being linked to a lower risk for bacteremic pneumococal disease in adults.(4/27/10) Exposure to Children Linked to Lower Risk for Bacteremic Pneumococcal Disease
Giang Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Jerry Johnson, MD, Professor and Chief of Geriatric Medicine, were featured in the national public television series Life (Part 2).(4/25/10)
Raina Merchant, MD, a HUP emergency physician and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, was quoted in the Daily Pennsylvanian for her recently published study showing that instructions delivered via cell phone help boost bystanders’ ability to perform CPR properly. (3/25/10) Instructions on cell phones improve CPR performance
Scott Halpern, MD, assistant professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Epidemiology, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article for the study he directed on how Americans might make decisions if offered financial incentives for kidney donation while alive. (3/16/10) Study: Payments would increase organ donation
Raina Merchant, MD, emergency physician and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer "Check Up" blog for the study she led on whether instructions delivered via cell phone would improve the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. (3/2/10) Can cell phones help save lives?
Jeremy M. Kahn, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pulmonary Medicine, was quoted in Business Weekly and the Philadelphia Inquirer on the study of critically ill patients in intensive care units having a lower death rate at hospitals. (2/22/10) Expanded ICU teams reduce death rates, Pa. study found; (2/22/10) ICU Patients Gain From Team Approach to Care
David J. Casarett, MD, MA, has recently published a book on end-of-life care "Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life". A review of that book has been publisehd in the Washington Post (is his gallery of last-act stories and his attempt to make sense of the variety of ways in which human beings react to the knowledge that death is near. (1/26/10) Washington Post article
Richard Shannon, MD, is quoted in a New York Times article about medical schools inserting patient safety into their curriculum. (1/25/10) New York Times article
Brian Strom, MD, comments in Trustee magazine about comparative effectiveness research, measuring the difference in effectiveness between drugs, devices and/or interventions for the same condition. (1/13/10) Trustee magazine article
Research being done by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, about the recent craze of financial incentives for healthy living habits was highlighted in a TIME magazine article (1/4/10) Time Magazine article
James C. Coyne, MD, is quoted in a New York Times article discussing the suggested benefits of an optimistic attitude. The article was also posted by AARP Bulletin. (1/4/10) New York Times article AARP Bulletin article
A study by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, about what motivates people to establish health habits was featured in a WHYY segment. (12/29/09)
An Op-Ed piece by Michael Bader, PhD, discussing race and health reform was published in the Phildelphia Inquirer. (12/18/09) Inquirer Op Ed Piece
Current research being done by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, was highlighted in an AARP Bulletin Today article about how health care reform bills are now including incentives for healthy behaviors.(12/17/09)
David Grande, MD, was featured in a WHYY segment about the compromise proposal that is emerging in the Senate health reform debate. uy-in option, and so it's going to be expensive," he says. (12/11/09)
Robert Aronowitz, PhD, has an op ed piece 'Addicted to Mammograms' published in the New York Times. (11/19/09) NY Times Op Ed Piece
David Grande, MD, was featured in a NPR segment about the Novartis campaign for the heartburn drug Prevacid.
Richard Cooper, MD, is featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article arguing that health care legislation based on data from the Dartmouth Atlas would actually punish the poor. (11/16/09) Philadelphia Inquirer article
Giang Nguyen, MD, was featured in three WHYY segments. "Our Stories, Our Health", a project that has been teaching Vietnamese and Laotian elders to shoot video interviews about health topics they identified as important to their communities. (11/11/09) WHYY segments
Peter Groeneveld, MD, MS Published findings from the Penn study that examines the effectiveness of stenting for preventing heart attack, stroke, and death, in the November 2009 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. (11/10/09) Penn Medicine News Release
Art Caplan, PhD, authored a column on msnbc.com about this nation's response to the swine flu epidemic.(11/10/09) msnbc.com article
David Asch, MD, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how US physicians are torn over what the government should do to make health care more available and affordable.(11/10/09)Philadelphia Inquirer article
Carolyn Cannuscio, MSc, DSc is interviewed by WHYY about the "Trauma Trash and Triumph" exhibit being launched on November 5, 2009. WHYY Interview
David Casarett, MD, MA, , is interviewed on WHYY Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, discussing how health care providers manage difficult but necessary conversations about palliative care with patients and their families. (10/28/09) WHYY segment
Scott Harrington, PhD has an Op Ed piece "Competition and Health Insurance" published in the Wall Street Journal (10/21/09) Wall Street Journal article
A recent study co-authored by Sarah Gollust, PhD, highlighting how people responded to the notion that "social determinants" are underlying causes of disease has been reported on in the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer (10/18 and 10/19/2009)
Caryn Lerman, PhD is quoted in a Globe and Mail article about the effect of stress on cancer.The Globe and Mail article
A recent study by Dr. David Asch, that looks at how obstetrics and gynecology residency programs differ in the quality of the physicians they produce is cited in two articles: "Better Residency Programs May Make Better Ob/Gyns" in MedPage Today (9/23/09) and "Having a Baby: Training and the Quality of an Obstetrician" in the New York Times (9/28/09)
Richard Shannon, MD co-authored an opinion article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, discussing Pennsylvania’s leading role in the reporting of medical outcomes. (9/23/09) Phildelphia Inquirer Opinion article
David Grande, MD, MPA, discusses drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's announcement regarding changes in the way it pays for physician-training sessions, in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (9/22/09) Philadelphia Inquirer article
Richard Cooper, MD, LDI Senior Fellow and professor of Medicine was quoted in a Washington Post article about how President Obama often cites The Mayo Clinic as his model for national heath-care reform.(9/20/09) Washington Post article
Karin Rhodes, MD, MS, Director, Division of Health Policy Research, and Joanna Bisgaier, MSW, comment in a letter to the Wall Street Journal about Medicare reform (9/18/09) letter
Scott Harrington, PhD discusses President Obama's demonization of private health insurance in an article published int he Wall Street Journal titled(9/14/09) "Fact-checking the President on Health Insurance"
Richard Cooper, MD has an Op Ed piece "Wrong Map for Health Reform" published in the Washington Post (9/10/09) Op Ed Piece
Many media outlets covered a new Brookings Institute report on critical aspects of health care reform, developed by a group of 10 nationally recognized policy experts. The group included LDI Senior Fellow Mark Pauly, PhD and focused on the need to contain health care costs. (Kaiser Health News, Sept. 1, 2009) Brookings Report
Mark Pauly, PhD LDI Senior Fellow is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article 'Public option' and its role in health-care debate" Inquirer Article (8/18/09)
David Casarett, MD, MA an LDI Senior Fellow discusses end-of-life issues in the context of new health care legislation in an NPR All Things Considered interview NPR Interview (8/18/09)
Scott Harrington, PhD discusses the cost/benefit of Health Co-Ops in a Wall Street Journal Article (8/14/09) Health Co-Ops: Slow Road to Government Care
Raina Merchant's MD, study on the value of therapeutic hypothermia in preserving brain function following cardiac arrest is featured on ABC 6 (8/10/09)
Mary Naylor, PHD, RN, FAAN, discusses how a "Transitional Care Model" for geriatric patients just discharged from the hospital will reduce re-entry rates and costs. (NPR Story, 7/28/09)
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Health Incentives at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics discusses behavioral and system interventions when considering what kinds of comparative effectiveness research studies to undertake in The Pink Sheet. (The Pink Sheet article 7/27/09)
Mark Pauly, PhD, Kevin Volpp, PhD, and Richard Cooper, MD discuss the need for more primary care physicians if health care reform increases the pool of insured Americans (Knowledge@Wharton 7/22/09).
Flaura Winston discusses the emotional impact that injury has on children (USA Today, 7/16/09)
David Casarett discusses how patients and family members react to terminal illness (CNN, 5/12/09)
David Grande talks about the impact of pharmaceutical company gifts on medical students (Globe and Mail, 5/11/09)
Jalpa Doshi comments on her findings that many veterans forego needed medications when copayments rise. (Washington Post, 1/12/09)
Congratulations to Charles C. Branas, PhD, Eric Bradlow, PhD and Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, who are three of eight faculty members named as inaugural Penn Fellows, a leadership-development program that recognizes faculty in mid-career. Penn Fellows build networks across the University, meet with distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about university governance and participate in monthly dinners with prominent speakers from within Penn and beyond.
Jerry Jacobs and his colleague Ann Boulis have just published a book on women physicians entitled, The Changing Face of Medicine.
LDI is pleased to congratulate Senior Fellows Sandy Schwartz and Ralph Muller on their election to the Institute of Medicine.
Congratulations to LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, and her research team for receiving the 2008 Injury Prevention and Control Health Impact Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Caryn Lerman discusses new evidence that some smokers may be genetically prone to concentration and memory problems during quit attempts. (1/2/09) WHYY Radio Times, 1/2/09
LDI Senior Fellow David Casarett finds that Medicare eligibility rules on hospice care restrict use by those most in need, disproportionately affecting African Americans (United Press International, December 26, 2008).
Multiple media outlets, including Good Morning America, featured LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp, director of the new LDI Center for Health Incentives. He talked about research linking financial incentives to weight loss. For a sampling of the media coverage, click below.
In conjunction with Pennís Department of Medicine, LDI has established a new Center for Health Incentives (CHI) to generate and apply evidence on financial incentives to promote healthy behaviors. LDI Senior Fellow Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, will direct the CHI.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Polsky, PhD as LDIís new Director of Research. Dan is Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the School of Medicine and the Wharton School and has just returned to campus after a year advising the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Congratulations to LDI Senior Fellow Terry Richmond, PhD, CRNP for receiving the prestigious Pioneering Spirit Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The award, sponsored by GE Healthcare, recognizes her pioneering work in firearm injuries and violence. She accepted the award at the AACNís national meeting in Chicago in May 2008.
LDI Senior Fellow Josh Metlay talks about the importance of proper instructions to prevent bleeding complications in patients taking a
blood thinner. (UPI, 10/27/08, Consult 10/30/08)
LDI Senior Fellow Peter Groeneveld comments on a new study that demonstrates the benefits of drug-coated stents over bare-metal stents for heart attack patients (US News & World Report, September 25, 2008)
LDI Senior Fellow Mehret Mandefro, MD, MSc is featured in "All of Us," a documentary about HIV/AIDS and African-American women in New York. See reviews in the September 19, 2008 New York Times and the September 16, 2008 Village Voice
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has awarded LDI Senior Fellow Brian Strom its 2008 John Phillips Memorial Award. Since 1929, the ACP has bestowed this award for outstanding work in clinical medicine. Kudos to Brian on this well-deserved honor.
In April, three LDI Senior Fellows were honored at the Society for General Internal Medicineís annual meeting: Sankey Williams received SGIMís highest award, the Robert J. Glaser Award; Virginia Chang, received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award; and David Grande, received the Hamolsky Award for his scientific presentation at the annual meeting.
LDI Senior Fellow Shiriki Kumanyika chaired an American Heart Association Committee that has recommended a broader, community-based approach to cutting obesity rates
In a commentary, LDI Senior Fellow Brendan Carr and C. William Schwab describe the impact of handgun violence and urge the Supreme Court to uphold the Washington DC ban on firearms (Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16, 2008)
LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston conducts a question and answer session about how to make teen driving safer (Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2008)
Fellow Charlie Branas discusses the risk of
being shot near take out alcohol outlets (ABC News, 7/19/07).
Senior Fellow Art
Caplan discusses the ethics of informed consent for the patient receiving
the world's first partial face transplant (Baltimore Sun, 12/04/2005)
LDI Senior Fellow
Brian Strom voices concerns about the possibility
of cholesterol-lowering drugs becoming available without a prescription.
(NY Times, 1/13/05)
LDI Senior Fellow
Chris Feudtner comments on as diseases
become more treatable, ethical challenges emerge. (Philadelphia Inquirer,
Fellow Terry Richmond comments
on Philadelphia's high murder rate, relative to New York.
Fellow Jason Karlawish comments
on the limitations of current drugs for Alzheimer's (NY Times,
Fellow Brian Strom comments on the
marketing of new blockbuster drugs (Phila. Inquirer, 3/10/04)
Fellow Mark Pauly comments on the
recent rise in U.S. health care spending. (NY Times, 1/9/04)|
LDI Senior Fellow Rob Field is
interviewed on NPR about new genetic tests that can predict individual
reactions to many prescription drugs. (6/25/03) (segment starts
4:16 into the broadcast)
LDI Senior Fellows Mark Pauly and Lawton Burns discuss the rise
of health care costs on NPR's Radio Times (6/24/03)
| A new study
by LDI Senior Fellow Douglas Wiebe highlights the homicide and
suicide risks posed by having a gun in the home (5/27/03)
FDA advisory panel member and LDI Senior Fellow Andrea Apter comments on
the safety of Genentech's new asthma drug (5/16/03)
LDI Senior Fellows Therese Richmond and Charles Branas are featured in Philadelphia Weekly in the cover story about the Firearm Injury Center at Penn (FICAP) (4/23/03)
As chairman of the IOM's committee on smallpox vaccination program implementation, LDI Senior Fellow Brian Strom comments on the risks of the administration's aggressive vaccination strategy. (3/27/03)
|LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken comments on her landmark study linking nurse
understaffing with poor patient outcomes. Four other LDI Senior Fellows
contributed to the study, published in the October 23 issue of JAMA.
|Adjunct Senior Fellow Rob Field is heard on Marketplace Morning Report 9/25/02. He comments on a recent GAO report finding an increase in drug recalls after the FDA began speeding up drug approvals in 1994.|
|LDI Senior Fellow Rob Burns looks back at the Allegheny System failure and its repercussions. (9/1/02)|
|LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken comments on nurse staffing in an article linking
the nursing shortage and poor outcomes. (8/08/02)
LDI Senior Fellow Art Caplan reviews "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise (6/21/02)
LDI Senior Fellow Flaura Winston discusses her new study that reveals the dangers of children riding in the back seats of compact "extended cab" pickup trucks. (3/06/02)
The Institute of Medicine releases a new report on the safety and efficacy of the existing anthrax vaccine. LDI Senior Fellow Brian Strom chaired the IOM committee. (3/06/02)
LDI Senior Fellow Mary Naylor named to the Marion S. Ware Chair in Gerontology, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (2/12/02)
|LDI Senior Fellow Patricia Danzon comments on falling pharmaceutical stock prices. (12/23/01)|
LDI Senior Fellow Dennis Culhane comments on a surge in homelessness. (12/22/01)
Olivia Mitchell, member of the President's Commission on Social Security and an LDI Senior Fellow, comments on the commission's final report.
|LDI Senior Fellow Brian Strom, who chairs the IOM's Committee to Assess the
Safety and Efficacy of the Anthrax Vaccine, comments on the use of antibiotics in the current anthrax scare. (10/12/01)
LDI Senior Fellow Margaret Stineman's FRGs are being implemented nationwide, and are part of the
Federal register: (8/07/01)
LDI Senior Fellow Art Caplan discusses the ethics of human cloning for
therapeutic uses. (8/01/01)|
Go to testimony
|In the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Senior Fellow Robert Lowe comments
on the practice of asking emergency department patients about their
use of alternative medicine and treatments. (10/30/00)
LDI Senior Fellow Mark
Pauly comments on Penn's financial turnaround this year
LDI Senior Fellow Peter
Ubel discussed the high cost of prescription drugs, on NPR's
"Fresh Air." (7/13/00)
LDI Senior Fellow Glenn
McGee was interviewed on NPR about the future of genetics
research. (6/26/00). And McGee and colleague David Magnus
comment on the ethical and social impact of genetic breakthroughs
in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
| Senior Fellow Rosemary Stevens was among a panel of experts
intervewed for the PBS Documentary on the uninsured, entitled "Health
Care Crisis: Who's At Risk?" Stevens makes a case for health care
reform by looking at current problems in the health care system
from a historical perspective. (6/14/00)
| USA Today reports on
Senior Fellow Jeffrey Silber's
testimony before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about outcomes
associated with nurse-anesthetists. (06/08/00)
| Children ages 2-5 using
seat belts are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury
as young children in car seats or booster seats, according to a
study by Senior Fellow Flaura
Dr. Winston and colleagues were also featured in the New York Times and USA Today. The researchers found that children who are not buckled up are three times more likely to be seriously hurt in a traffic accident. (5/23/00)
Inquirer summarized Will Ferniany's remarks during LDI's May 19 symposium
on managed care. Ferniany, an LDI Senior Fellow and head of UPHS's
Administrative and Network Services, reported on strategies that
UPHS is using to ensure its financial health. (5/20/00)
|"Lights, Camera, Ethics": Arthur Caplan featured in The Inquirer Magazine (5/14/00)|
Schnall, M.D. in The Inquirer for receiving a $6.3 million
grant to develop a prototype of a database that will be capable
of instantly retreiving and storing digital mamograms from facilities
across the country.(5/11/00)
|Does the emergence of Viagra and similar acting drugs represent a change in societal comfort levels with the formerly taboo topic of erectile dysfunction? Or, have unprecedented advances in science made the discovery of these types of drugs possible? It is likely that Viagra's sucess is the result of both factors. In The New York Times article "Impotence is Given Another Name and a Drug Market Grows," LDI Senior Fellow Alan Hillman says "You need to have the right researcher at the right moment in history." Hillman contends that as recently as 20 years ago, our society would not have accepted the marketing or selling of a drug to treat erectile dysfunction. (5/2/00)|
| On Feb. 2, 1978,
a spectacular fire erupted at an illegal chemical dump in Chester,
PA. More than 200 emergency workers were unwittingly exposed to
toxic industrial wastes. High rates of cancer and other serious
illnesses have beset the group ever since. LDI Senior Fellows
Brian L. Strom and James D. Lewis
analyzed the data on links between exposure and subsequent illnesses
for a week-long series in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (4/30/00)
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