Vote for Penn Project in 2021 STAT Madness Competition
Vote in the STAT Madness competition for best innovations in biomedicine for a University of Pennsylvania project (Matchup 18)!
Dr. Schmidt Provides Public Comment at Inaugural Biden Health Equity Task Force
Dr. Harald Schmidt presented testimony at the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force meeting on February 26.
Dr. Buttenheim Provides Testimony to House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Vaccine Science
Dr. Alison Buttenheim provided testimony on vaccine science to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology this month.
We Need Comprehensive Long-Term Care Reform, And We Need It Now
By 2050, 18.9 million Americans will be over the age of 85 and, if patterns continue, more than 40 percent of them will need long-term care (LTC) — the care that helps people with everyday activities.
Cancer Treatment Tackles a New Frontier: Chemo at Home, Even on the Go
Chemotherapy at home is a rising trend, driven by patient convenience and the widespread fear of hospitals during the pandemic. But as much as patients love it, antiquated health-care billing systems, especially in Medicare, remain a formidable obstacle to the practice.
Our Department Honors Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, On Her Retirement
The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy honors and congratulates Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, on her retirement on January 31, 2021.
Ravi Parikh Wins David Yurman-PCF VAlor Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to Ravi B. Parikh, MD, MPP, FACP, who has won the Prostate Cancer Foundation's 2020 David Yurman-PCF VAlor Young Investigator Award.
Faculty Author Some of Health Affairs' Top Articles of 2020
Congratulations to Atheendar Venkataramani, PhD, MD, MPhil and David Asch, MD, MBA for authoring two of Health Affairs’ 20 most-read articles of 2020.
In Memoriam: Sandy Vanderslice
Our department remembers our beloved friend and colleague Sandra Vanderslice.
Scott Halpern, Jennifer Prah Ruger Elected Hastings Center Fellows
The Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy is proud to share that two of our faculty members have been elected as Hastings Center fellows.
Remote Monitoring Significantly Decreases Rehospitalizations in Arthroplasty Patients
Remote monitoring in patients who underwent joint arthroplasty led to a fourfold decrease in rehospitalizations, a randomized trial found.
Even Rich Americans Don't Get World-Class Health Care: Study
Even the most privileged people in the United States with the best access to health care are sicker and more likely to die than average folks in other developed nations, a new study finds.
A New Text Message Initiative to Support Colon Cancer Patients
Now, when gastroenterologists diagnose CRC, they can instruct their patient to text “COLON” to 484848. Within minutes, the patient will receive a message: “You are not alone. You have our support. Here. Now.”
Ditching Standard Biopsies Could Provide More Kidneys for Transplant
Many kidneys from deceased organ donors in the US that are discarded because of procurement biopsy results would function acceptably if transplanted, new research indicates.
Global budgeting brings financial stability, care redesign to hospitals
According to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission member Dr. Amol Navathe, the marriage of global budgets and primary care can create tension between hospitals and other providers, which could help explain why they haven’t led to the cost savings experts predicted.
Expanding Therapeutic Jurisprudence Across the Federal Judiciary
New paper argues for "broader implementation of problem-solving courts, particularly at the federal level, that would operate according to the principles of therapeutic jurisprudence."
Team to Evaluate Health Outcomes Following Philly Beverage Tax
Congratulations to Christina Roberto, PhD, and Laura Gibson, PhD, who have received an NIH R01 to continue their research evaluating the Philadelphia beverage tax.
Dr. Norma Coe Earns Tenure
Congratulations to Norma B. Coe, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, on being granted tenure at the University of Pennsylvania.