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Kevin Mahoney Named One of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia

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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, who was named one of Philadelphia magazine’s top 100 most influential people in Philadelphia. Mahoney was recognized as being “the brains behind Penn Medicine’s 1.5 million-square-foot Pavilion, which opened last October,” as well as ushering in “a new kidney-disease innovation center with CHOP and the Fund for Health, a partnership between Penn Medicine and the Wharton School to improve at-risk residents’ social determinants of health.” Mahoney was also recently named one of City & State PA’s 2022 Philly Power 100…

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Dr. Christina Roberto Wins 2022 Thomas A. Wadden Award for Distinguished Mentorship

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Congratulations to Christina Roberto, PhD, who has won the 2022 Thomas A. Wadden Award for Distinguished Mentorship from The Obesity Society. “This award is incredibly meaningful to me,” Dr. Roberto said. “Over the last decade, I have had the good fortune to work with an amazing group of trainees. Mentoring them has been a total joy, and I have learned as much or more from them as they have learned from me.” Dr. Roberto, the Mitchell J. Blutt and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine and Associate Director with the Center…

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Dr. Peter Reese wins Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society of Nephrology

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Peter Reese, MD, PhD, who has won a Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Reese is an NIH-funded transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist and a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, with secondary appointments in epidemiology and medical ethics. The American Society of Nephrology noted some of Dr. Reese’s contributions including “co-leading the first kidney and heart trials of transplanting organs from donors with hepatitis C virus infection into uninfected recipients, followed by treatment with antiviral agents. This practice became widely adopted by North American…

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Dr. Kevin Volpp Named AHA Distinguished Scientist for 2022

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CHIBE Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, has been recognized as a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association (AHA) for 2022. This designation is given to scientists and clinicians who make important contributions to the understanding of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Dr. Volpp will be celebrated during the AHA’s Scientific Sessions in November 2022 in Chicago, Illinois, with six other distinguished scientist awardees. “This award is personally really meaningful to me,” Dr. Volpp said. “There are a number of people who have won this who are people I greatly admire. As a cardiac arrest survivor, it is humbling to have…

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Dr. Emily Largent Wins Baruch A. Brody Award and Lecture

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN, the Emanuel and Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Perelman School of Medicine, who has won the 2022-2023 Baruch A. Brody Award and Lecture. Dr. Largent was chosen for this award by Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, the Houston Methodist Hospital System, and the Rice University Department of Philosophy, who recognized her for her “skilled ability to blend conceptual and legal analysis with rigorous empirical methods to address pressing ethical challenges, including those related to aging, cognitive disability, and…

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CHIBE Q&A with Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA

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The Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) recently welcomed Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, as a member of our external advisory board. Dr. Gottlieb is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. From 2015-2019, he served as CEO of Partners In Health, a global NGO providing a preferential option for the poor in health care in severely resource constrained settings. He assumed this role after serving on the PIH Board of Directors for a decade. From 2010 until February of 2015, Dr. Gottlieb was the CEO of Partners HealthCare…

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Melissa Berkowitz, MPP, Is Selected as a Lipman Family Prize Fellow

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Melissa Berkowitz, MPP, a project manager at CHIBE and an MS-NPL and ML candidate at Penn, was recently selected as one of 16 Lipman Family Prize Fellows – a year-long fellowship through Wharton that cultivates the next generation of social impact leaders. The goal of this engagement is for students to learn about the social sector through the philanthropic process. The Lipman Fellows’ team structure offers students the chance to explore the leadership dimensions of communication, teamwork, group decision-making and emotional intelligence while employing technical skills like data analysis and project management. Melissa is part of a 4-person team responsible…

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Dr. Kevin Volpp Selected to Serve on Two AHA National Committees

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Congratulations to CHIBE Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, on his selection to two national American Heart Association (AHA) committees this year: 1) A new primary care committee that is developing recommendations on how to reduce cardiovascular risk in the context of primary care 2) A national advocacy committee that is the main body charged with developing the AHA’s public policy agenda in interacting with local, state, and national policy makers

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Dr. Kit Delgado Named Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit

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The Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) congratulates one of our associate directors, M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, on his promotion to director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit. Launched with support from CHIBE and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit is the world’s first behavioral design team embedded within the operations of a health system. Penn Medicine’s Nudge Unit, which launched in 2016, uses insights from behavioral economics and psychology to design and test approaches to steer medical decision-making and daily health behaviors toward higher value and improved patient outcomes….

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