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CHIBE Q&A with Maeve Moran

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Read our CHIBE Q&A with Maeve Moran, MSc, a clinical research coordinator who works with the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics. What are you working on right now? I currently support two CHIBE projects, both within Dr. Kevin Volpp’s Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Initiative. The first, led by Dr. Volpp and Dr. Alexander Fanaroff, is a multisite study that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention involving behavioral economics approaches – namely gamification and social support – to augment physical activity in Black and Hispanic breast and prostate cancer survivors. The second, led by Dr. Volpp and Dr….

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Philadelphia Citizen Names CHIBE Faculty as Citizens of the Year

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The Philadelphia Citizen recognized two CHIBE-affiliated faculty members as “Citizens of the Year” in 2021. The outlet described Eugenia South, MD, MS, and Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, and her Dear Pandemic colleagues as “some of the most dedicated Philadelphians who inspired us over the last year.” Dr. South, a CHIBE-affiliated faculty member and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia, and Florencia Greer Polite, MD, a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn, were recognized for their efforts to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Black health…

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CHIBE Faculty Win 2021 Penn Medicine Awards

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty Raina M. Merchant, MD, MSHP, FAHA; Kit Delgado, MD, MS; and Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP, who received Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence in 2021 . Dr. Merchant won the Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Research Award. In addition to her CHIBE affiliation, Dr. Merchant is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health, and Associate Vice President of Digital Health for Penn Medicine. Dr. Delgado won the Marjorie A. Bowman New Investigator Research Award. In addition to being a member of CHIBE’s leadership team, he…

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Penn Researchers Awarded Nearly $10 Million to Study Health Effects of Investment in Black Neighborhoods to Address Structural Racism

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A research team led by CHIBE-affiliated faculty members and PIs Eugenia South, MD, MS, and Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD, MPhil, has been awarded nearly $10 million from the NIH to conduct a randomized controlled trial of concentrated investment in Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia to address structural racism as a fundamental cause of poor health. Previous research in Philadelphia has shown that life expectancy for people living in poor, predominantly Black neighborhoods, such as around Strawberry Mansion, is 20 years lower than for people living in the nearby affluent, predominantly White neighborhoods of Old City and Society Hill in the City….

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National Academy of Medicine Recognizes Dr. Roberto as a 2021 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has recognized Christina Roberto, PhD, CHIBE Associate Director and the Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Associate Professor of Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, as one of 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholars. The Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program is an initiative that allows scholars to “collaborate with the NAM and its members across fields of expertise to advance science, combat persistent challenges in health and medicine, and spark transformative change to improve health for all,” according to a NAM press release. Dr. Roberto and the…

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Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey wins Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care from National Academy of Medicine

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Congratulations to Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, on winning the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey is a member of the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics’ External Advisory Board. The award — a medal and $40,000 — recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey will receive the award October 18, 2021, at NAM’s annual meeting. “Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey’s pioneering work has truly shifted the paradigm of health and health care access in the US, as she recognized that creating…

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Kevin Mahoney Recognized as Health Care Leader by Philadelphia Business Journal

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Congratulations to Kevin Mahoney, MBA, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and member of CHIBE’s Internal Advisory Board, on being recognized by The Philadelphia Business Journal as a 2021 leader in health care. The Philadelphia Business Journal selected 17 individuals as this year’s Leaders in Health Care, who will be celebrated at an event on October 14, 2021. The honorees have backgrounds in a range of areas including hospitals, pharmacies, health insurance, and urgent care clinics. “Each of them demonstrated immense leadership in the face of the global public health crisis, further building on a history of excellence…

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CHIBE Q&A with Torrey Shirk, Senior Research Coordinator

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Get to know Torrey Shirk, a senior research coordinator affiliated with the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) through our CHIBE Q&A! You recently joined our team as a senior research coordinator working with Dr. Amol Navathe and the Payment Insights Team. What kind of work were you involved in prior to coming here? Prior to joining the Payment Insights Team, I worked as a clinical research project manager for a medical device company focused on orthopedic, mostly spine, implants. In that role, I worked on preparing manuscripts for publication, and I am an author on a few…

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