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Financial Incentives and Opportunities to Donate to Charity Increase Physical Activity in Older Adults

Source: Reuters, Penn Medicine News, Medical Xpress, January 13, 2017

Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from CHIBE researchers Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH and Jason Karlawish, MD.  In a 16 week period, both financial incentives and opportunity to donate to charity increased walking in older adults, by 2,348 steps and 2,562 steps per day, respectively.

This study is among the first few studies looking at the effectiveness of financial incentives in improving health behavior in older adults, and helps address some limitations of earlier studies.

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 by Karen Glanz and Kevin Volpp. The PRC will strengthen public and private sector community partnerships; improve understanding of how behavioral economics and public health strategies can reduce health risks and improve health in social-environmental contexts; and extend collaborative training, education, and communication in high-risk and underserved populations in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Karen Glanz Elected to IOM

Source: Institute of Medicine, October 21, 2013

The Institute of Medicine announced 70 new members during its 43rd annual meeting. Karen Glanz, professor of epidemiology and nursing and affiliated faculty at CHIBE, was among those elected. The statement notes that, "Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service."

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Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH: Researcher, Teacher, Public Health Advocate, and Triathlete

A lengthy Q&A profiles the CHIBE affiliated faculty member, a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor appointed to the Medical and Nursing Schools, who was recently named George A.Weiss University Professor and director of Penn’s Center for Health Behavior Research.

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