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alison buttenheim promoted to full professor

Dr. Alison Buttenheim Promoted to Full Professor

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Congratulations to CHIBE Scientific Director Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, who has been promoted to full professor. As of July 1, 2022, Dr. Buttenheim’s new title will be Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at Penn Nursing and Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Dr. Rinad Beidas Selected to Participate in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program

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CHIBE Associate Director Rinad Beidas, PhD, has been selected as a member of the 28th cohort of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) ® program. This year-long fellowship for women faculty in the fields of medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy helps build leadership skills and offers networking and mentoring opportunities. “It is an incredible honor to be selected as part of the 28th cohort of the ELAM program,” Dr. Beidas said. “I recently collaborated on a paper published in Science Advances on how implementation science can be applied to address gender equity in the academy. In our review of the various evidence-based practices…

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Dr. Amol Navathe Named Vice Chair of MedPAC

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Congratulations to CHIBE Associate Director Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, for his reappointment to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and for his promotion to Vice Chair of the commission. “It is an absolute honor to continue my service at MedPAC in a leadership position. I hope my perspective as a clinician and health policy researcher can benefit older Americans and the dedicated clinicians who care for them,” Dr. Navathe said. “Congress established MedPAC in 1997 to analyze access to care, cost and quality of care, and other key issues affecting Medicare,” the US Government Accountability Office wrote in a press…

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AcademyHealth Honors CHIBE Members with its 2022 Awards  

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD, who has won AcademyHealth’s Health Services Research Impact Award. “His research, which combines insights from health economics, epidemiology, and clinical medicine, has focused on the impacts of economic opportunities and social programs on health over the life course. His work has frequently been cited in high-profile policy documents, including briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, bills and testimony presented to both houses of Congress, and by leading private organizations such as the American Medical Association and American Public Health Association,” AcademyHealth wrote in its press release. CHIBE Associate Director M. Kit…

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CHIBE and PAIR to Use Behavioral Economics to Transform Trial Enrollment Representativeness

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) is collaborating with the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center to use behavioral economics to transform trial enrollment representativeness — an initiative that is called the BETTER Center. “Randomized trials, which are the bedrock of clinical research, do not typically enroll groups of patients that closely resemble the population of patients with the disease or the condition of interest,” said CHIBE Internal Advisory Boardmember Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD, in a Penn Medicine press release. “The consequence of limited diversity in clinical trials is that the resulting…

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How CHIBE Researchers Use Behavioral Economics With Their Kids and Family

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CHIBE researchers spend their days experimenting with the best ways to encourage patients and clinicians to make decisions that are in their best interest. How can we nudge patients to take their medication every day? How can we encourage physical activity? What helps people quit smoking? What might deter clinicians from overprescribing opioids? But what about in their own families? Do CHIBE members hang up their proverbial behavioral economics hat when they enter their own house? Or do they take some of the principles from their field and apply it to tooth brushing or tantrums? Hear from some of our…

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Dr. Milkman Wins 2022 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

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Congratulations to CHIBE-affiliated faculty member Dr. Katy Milkman on winning the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. A reception honoring the recipients was held on April 25, 2022. See all recipients of the Lindback Award, the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty, and the Provost’s Award for Distinguished PhD Teaching and Mentoring in the University of Pennsylvania Almanac.

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Apply to Penn’s Online Master of Health Care Innovation Program

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Apply to the University of Pennsylvania’s online Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) degree, the program that forges a diverse network of innovative thinkers and leaders passionate about improving health care. Students in the 20-month program build a foundation of behavioral economics, policy, operations, and innovation. They apply lessons and methods to their workplace and develop innovation and leadership skills to face urgent needs and long-term challenges. LEARN from expert faculty NETWORK with professionals from across health care INNOVATE in your workplace and career The MHCI is based in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy….

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Dr. Rinad Beidas Wins Research Pioneer Award from AIHI

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Congratulations to CHIBE Associate Director Rinad Beidas, PhD, who has won the Research Pioneer Award from Acenda Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). This award is part of AIHI’s inaugural “Momentum Awards,” which celebrate individuals and organizations who are paving the way for the future of behavioral health care delivery. “Dr. Beidas has leveraged the strength of data and research to not only propel development and innovation within the sector, but to also demonstrate a true commitment to ensuring high-quality care for vulnerable communities,” AIHI said in a press release. “She and her team exemplify how the intersection of data and…

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CHIBE hosts panel event with Humana

CHIBE and Humana Discuss Changing Care Models in the 21st Century

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Penn’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) hosted a webinar on March 29, 2022, with panelists from the University of Pennsylvania and Humana to discuss how health care is evolving and how we might optimize the value of care received to improve patient outcomes, address health equity concerns, and make care more affordable. See excerpts from the panel event, moderated by CHIBE Associate Director Dr. Amol Navathe, below, and watch the recording here. On the Evolution of Primary Care and What It Will Look Like in the Future Dr. Vivek Garg, Humana’s Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care Organization,…

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