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AMA: Why Police Brutality Is A Matter Of Public Health

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Thousands of protestors across America have marched and rallied to denounce the police violence and misconduct that led to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and other examples of death and injury by police officers or vigilantes. Panelists included Dr. Boyd, Edwin J. Lindo, JD, a lecturer in the department of family medicine at the University of Washington; Rupa Marya, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; Roger A. Mitchell Jr., MD, chief medical examiner of Washington, D.C.; and Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Medical…

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401KTV: Digital Design Improvements Benefit Plan Participants

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“Professor Shlomo Benartzi, of the Behavioral Decision Making Department at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and Saurabh Bhargava, Associate Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University worked in a collaboration with Voya Financial to explore how digital design improvements of online enrollment interfaces influence a participant’s  initial contribution decisions of employees in 401(k) plans.” “The researchers wanted to learn the significance the digital design improvements would have on employees’ initial enrollment decisions.  For that reason, they randomized employees to one of the two versions: an original commercial design, or an “enhanced” design that included three small changes…” Read more at…

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NCCN Foundation Awards Shivan Mehta a Grant for Colorectal Cancer Screening Research

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Congratulations to Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA, MSHP, who has received funding for a research grant that will evaluate choice architecture for colorectal cancer screening outreach at a community health center in Pottstown, PA. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation’s annual Young Investigator Awards, which is what Dr. Mehta has won, are granted to “top early-career researchers from leading cancer centers seeking tomorrow’s cures.” “It is an honor to receive this award and to be nominated by the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania,” Dr. Mehta said. This funding will provide support for a project at a community…

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