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Innovation in Medical Education

Sources:  Penn Medicine News, WHYY Newsworks, July 30,  2014

Coinciding with the IOM's report on the governance and financing of medical education, David Asch proposes recommendations for the future of medical…

Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors

Source: Penn Medicine News, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9, 2014

A study conducted by Peter Reese and colleagues recently found that kidney donors 55 and older had similar life expectancy and cardiovascular health…

Do Monetary Incentives Alone Change Behavior?

 Source: The Toronto Star, June 29, 2014

In a recent interview with the Toronto Star about whether incentives work to change health habits, Kevin Volpp discussed how people have a tendency…

Changing Roles of Physicians With MBA's

Source: Penn Medicine News, June 26, 2014

A recent study conducted by David Asch, Mitesh Patel and colleagues found that physician graduates from the MBA program in heath care management at Penn’s…

HeartStrong Study Featured in Wall Street Journal

Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2014

A recent Wall Street Journal article features CHIBE's HeartStrong Study, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The study is currently testing…

Karen Glanz and Kevin Volpp to Direct New Prevention Research Center

 
A five-year, $ 4,350,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established a Prevention Research Center (PRC) to be directed…

Ongoing Research All Research

CDC Prevention Research Center

Directors: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH; Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

A five-year, $4,350,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established a Prevention Research Center (PRC) at the University of Pennsylvania. The PRC, one of 26 in the nation, will conduct innovative public health and disease management research aimed at preventing chronic disease and reducing health disparities in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This will be the first PRC in Philadelphia.

Among other initiatives, the PRC will conduct a workplace weight loss study to evaluate environmental change strategies and incentives for decreasing obesity and preventing cardiovascular disease in employees of the City of Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

Process Versus Outcomes Incentives for Lipid Management

Principal Investigators: Peter Reese, Kevin Volpp

Financial incentives have been shown to be effective at improving patient health behaviors including medication adherence in a wide variety of contexts. The delivery of such incentives has been enhanced by the recent development of new wireless technologies that facilitate the measurement of daily medication adherence and the provision of incentives in an automated fashion. However, the relative effectiveness of incentives based on process (e.g. statin adherence) versus outcome (e.g. improvements in LDL cholesterol) is unknown.This is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of improving cholesterol levels among participants who are at high risk of CVD and who have elevated LDL cholesterol levels by testing process versus outcomes financial incentives. 

Funder: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Donor Registration Trial

Principal Investigator: Peter Reese

This Roybal pilot is a randomized, controlled trial to compare the effects of four interventions on the rate of organ donor registration by members of the general public who visit the DMV website for business unrelated to organ donor registration.

Funded by: Roybal P30 Pilot

A Pilot Intervention of an MI-Informed SMS Intervention For Poorly Controlled Type II Diabetes

Principal Investigators: Judith Long, Ilona Lorincz

This project will develop and pilot a three month randomized control trial (RCT) of a Motivational Interviewing (MI)‐informed SMS intervention tailored to patient level of activation in a population of patients with poorly controlled type II diabetes. The pilot will inform the development of a larger RCT, powered to detect a change in glycemic control.

Funded By: Roybal P30 Pilot

Events All Events

CHIBE Work-In-Progress Seminar

Peter Reese, UPENN: "TBD"

2014 Penn-CMU Roybal Center Retreat

The Fall 2014 Penn-CMU Roybal Center Retreat will be held at Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey on Thursday, 9/11/14 and Friday, 9/12/14

CHIBE Work-In-Progress Seminar

Michael Richards: "TBD"

CHIBE Work-In-Progress Seminar

 Joanna Hart, UPENN: "TBD"

CHIBE Work-In-Progress Seminar

Carolyn Cannuscio, UPENN: "TBD"

LDI/CHIBE Health Policy Seminar

Troy Brennan, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark: "Tobacco Sales & Retail Pharmacies”Registration required by emailing maddene@wharton.upenn.edu