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CHIBE Members Win $4.9 Million Grant to Use Behavioral Economics, Implementation Science in Cancer Care


A $4.9 million grant has been awarded to the Perelman School of Medicine to use behavioral economics and implementation science to improve cancer care, and CHIBE is proud that two CHIBE-affiliated faculty members Rinad Beidas, PhD, and Justin Bekelman, MD, will serve as PIs alongside Robert A. Schnoll, PhD, on this program. The National Cancer Institute is funding the work through a P50 grant over five years. This team (which also includes CHIBE’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, David Asch, MD, MBA, Frank Leone, MD, MS, Brian Jenssen, MD, MSHP, and Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS) will seek out ways to encourage clinicians and centers to adapt their behavior and use evidence-based approaches. In addition, CHIBE’s Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE, Roy Rosin, MBA, and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, will serve on the Internal Executive Committee. Read more in the Penn Medicine press release.