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Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey to Receive National Award from the American College of Physicians

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American College of Physicians press release Philadelphia – Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MACP, has been awarded the Steven E. Weinberger Award for Physician Executives/Leaders from the American College of Physicians, a national organization of internists. She will receive the award at the Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where ACP is hosting its annual scientific conference, Internal Medicine Meeting 2020, through April 25. Established by ACP’s Board of Regents in 2015, the Steven E. Weinberger Award for Physician Executives/Leaders is bestowed to a physician executive or leader of a national or international medical…

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CHIBE, PAIR Awarded 2 Roybal Centers

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The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded Roybal Centers to CHIBE Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE, Director of the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center. The goal of the Roybal Center program, according to the NIA’s website, is “the translation and integration of basic behavioral and social research findings into interventions to improve the lives of older people and the capacity of institutions to adapt to societal aging.” “Our goal is to reduce premature aging among Americans,” Dr. Volpp said. “There are lots of different areas in which important work remains to…

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CHIBE, UPenn Researchers Seek to Combat HIV in South Africa Using Behavioral Insights

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Two CHIBE directors and University of Pennsylvania faculty members are leading a team that has proposed to use behavioral insights to end the world’s largest HIV epidemic. Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Interim Director of the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics, and Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, Associate Director of CHIBE, are vying for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition, a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving one of the most critical problems of our time. The ambitious proposal was the University of Pennsylvania’s selection for the 100&Change competition and has been…

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AJPH Recognizes Paper By Atheendar Venkataramani As One of the Best of the Year

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Congratulations to our center’s Atheendar Venkataramani, PhD, MD, MPhil, who has been recognized by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) for co-writing one of the best papers of the year with Kathryn E. W. Himmelstein, MD, MSEd. Their paper, titled “Economic Vulnerability Among US Female Health Care Workers: Potential Impact of a $15-per-Hour Minimum Wage,” finds that many female health care workers in the United States (and particularly women of color) face financial struggles, and more than 10% do not have health insurance. “I’m glad they highlighted this paper because there is growing attention around low-wage work in health care,…

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Penn Roybal Center Hosts 11th Annual Retreat

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The 2019 Penn Roybal Center Retreat – on the heels of Rosh Hashanah – was an opportune time to reflect on sweetness and renewal. The retreat, which took place October 3 and 4, brought together members of Penn’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), and Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Behavioral and Decision Research (CBDR), who collaborate on the recently renewed National Institutes of Health’s P30 Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health. Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, (interim director of CHIBE while Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, is on sabbatical) remarked on the sweetness of the retreat location in…

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11 Tips for Young People Interested in Social Science and Public Health Research

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By Atheendar Venkataramani, PhD, MD, MPhil Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, CHIBE faculty member A while back, I wrote down some principles to guide my research work. I later repurposed them into 11 tips for young social scientists, public health researchers, and clinician-investigators. Here they are below: 1) In science, substance is necessary, though not always sufficient. Regardless, it should come first. Beware of “thought leaders” who have not invested in the groundwork of building substance. 2) Mentors help you get better at creating substance. Sponsors help you get the substance out there….

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CHIBE Q&A with Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP

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Ravi B. Parikh, MD, MPP, is an Instructor in Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and Staff Physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center. He is a practicing oncologist with expertise in delivery system reform and informatics. Read our Q&A with Dr. Parikh below. What projects are you currently involved in? I am currently leading the integration of a machine learning-based prognostic tool in oncology practices at Penn, evaluating its accuracy and impact on prompting conversations between physicians and patients about treatment goals and end-of-life wishes. I am also leading two “big data” projects…

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CHIBE Members Participate in Nudges in Health Care Symposium

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Sixteen institutions from 10 U.S. states and 2 countries (the U.S. and Saudi Arabia) came together for the 2nd annual Nudges in Health Care Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania September 16-17. Led by CHIBE’s Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS, director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, the symposium featured speakers with CHIBE affiliations, such as Mohan Balachandran, MA, MS, who spoke about the Nudge Collaborative; and Rinad Beidas, PhD; Justin Bekelman, MD; and Kit Delgado, MD, MS, who spoke on a panel about implementing nudges on the front line. In addition, the symposium featured speakers from diverse backgrounds from…

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Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, Wins Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award

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Congratulations to Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, who has received the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The award, according to the ACP’s website, “recognizes a Resident/Fellow Member of the College who has demonstrated qualities that exemplify the College’s mission ‘to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.’” Dr. Parikh is a CHIBE-affiliated faculty member, an Instructor in Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and Staff Physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center. He is a practicing…

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