CHIBE and the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons
Members of Penn’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) volunteered at Cradles to Crayons this May by cleaning and sorting books and sorting clothing.
Do Accelerated Approvals Really Benefit Patients? With Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP
In this interview with OncData, he further discusses his research and gives a thought-provoking analysis of what these findings could mean for the future of the accelerated approval program, as well as how the multidisciplinary team could better advocate and let their voices be heard for more quality clinical trials.
How an abortion pill ruling could threaten the FDA's regulatory authority
Holly Fernandez Lynch tells Morning Edition's Michel Martin that pharmaceutical companies that develop new products typically conduct clinical trials, evaluate drugs' safety and effectiveness, and submit a "massive dossier of data" to the FDA, the agency given authority by Congress to determine which products can go to market.
PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship
Four Penn faculty named 2023 Guggenheim Fellows
Dr. Coe's Paper Is Selected for the 2023 John M. Eisenberg Article of the Year
Norma Coe’s paper with Sungchul Park and Rachel Werner, “Racial and ethnic disparities in access to and enrollment in high-quality Medicare Advantage plans,” published in a 2022 issue of Health Services Research has been selected as the journal's 2023 John M. Eisenberg Article of the Year.
Too many Philly kids are missing routine vaccines, putting us all at risk. Here’s how to keep our city safe. | Expert Opinion
Nearly one in five public school kindergarteners in Philly is not fully vaccinated. Here are four steps city officials can take to fix this by the 2023-24 academic year.
Podcast: Matthew McCoy on Hospital Websites Tracking Your Data
Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil interviews Matthew McCoy from the University of Pennsylvania on his recent paper examining third party data tracking on hospital website home pages.
Appointment of Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, as Interim Health Policy Division Chief effective April 1, 2023.
Prof. Thirumurthy is an economist who is Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Associate Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, where he leads global health initiatives.
Appointment of Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE, as our department’s Vice-Chair for Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) effective April 1, 2023.
Prof. Fernandez Lynch succeeds Harsha Thirumurthy. She has a longstanding and deep commitment to ADEI and will bring tremendous vision and energy to the work.
Britney Spears Didn’t Feel Like She Could Live ‘a Full Life.’ There’s Another Way.
Emily Largent, Andrew Peterson and Jason Karlawish wrote an op-ed for te New York Times about supported decision-making, where the individual retains final control over key decisions. That person enlists one or more trusted others, such as family members or close friends, to aid him in making decisions. The supporters are there only to assist.
Dr. Ravi Parikh Launches the Human Algorithm Collaboration Laboratory (HACLab)
Ravi Parikh, MD, MPP, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, just launched the Human Algorithm Collaboration Laboratory (HACLab).
New England Journal of Medicine podcast: "Valuable"
In this episode of “Not Otherwise Specified,” Paula Chatterjee and Atheen Venkataramani join host Lisa Rosenbaum to discuss the role of values in health care, social determinants of health, and what physicians can do to improve U.S. health care.
How Does Playing Football Affect Your Health?
Atheen Venkataramani joins Bapu Jena on Freakonomics podcast to discuss.
Three MEHP Faculty elected Hastings Center Fellows
Emily Largent, Dom Sisti, and Peter Reese have all been elected to the Hastings Center fellows group.
Opinion: My near-death experience teaches a lesson
Kevin Volpp writes an Op-Ed for CNN about his cardiac arrest in summer 2021.
Matt McCoy & Ari Friedman pen Op-Ed on abortion tracking for the LA Times
Another threat to abortion privacy? Health websites tracking and sharing your data
Dr. Kevin Volpp Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on ‘Food as Medicine’
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, appeared before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s subcommittee on food and nutrition on December 12 to talk about the connection between chronic disease and nutrition and to call for continued federal support for nutrition research and “Food as Medicine” programs.
Tackling the ethical considerations of dementia research
Alzheimer’s research poses tricky questions. Bedside-nurse-turned-bioethicist Emily Largent wants to answer them, and to improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients.
Prof. Jonathan D. Moreno to attend Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Van Leer Institute’s international conference in December.
Dr. Moreno will present “Data, Genes, and Brains: New Challenges for Old Limits." The confernece title is: "2050: What the future holds for the bioethical issues of biomedical research.”