CPHI was featured on Generocity.org twice last month.
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CPHI Fellows in the News
Fellows Chyke Doubeni, Fran Barg, Hilary Bogner, Kent Bream, Peter Cronholm,
Heather Klusaritz, Katherine Margo, Richard Neill, and Anne Teitelman received a $3.7 million grant to improve access to mental health services in primary care clinics. The announcement can be found here.
Evan Anderson's recent publication discusses policing and public health, and how this is not the correct analogy. Rather, medicine and policing are more aligned. "
Medicine and policing devote most of their energies to addressing the acute needs of individuals, and have relatively little capacity to change upstream structural factors". The paper can be found here.
"We all pay the high cost of EpiPens". David Grande does not believe that high deductible health plansare are causing the price hikes, but rather that they are just making them visible to consumers and the public.
More can be found here.
Heather Klusaritz comments on "charity care" or presumptive eligibility.
"What rubs me the wrongway about this is that it's not in the true nature of how we conceptualize charity care," she said. "The goal of charity care is providing the comprehensive care that a patient needs, not just a single point-in-time encounter."
about Susan Sorenson's recent work on nonfatal use of firearms in domestic violence. This is the first systematic review on this topic. Sorenson commented that
"There hasn't been much research on guns and women in the first place. What has been conducted tends to focus on women's deaths. This research focuses on women's lives."
Dominic Sisti and Andrea Segal on sleep as an overlooked public health need, with over 40 million Americans undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and untreated for sleep disorders.
Recent study by fellows Yoonhee Ya, Scarlett Bellamy, and John Holmes evaluated a mobile health approach to contact tracing in Botswana. The full publication can be found
Associate fellow Caroline Watts gathered with President Gutman and others for
the naming of the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School (Penn Alexander School/PAS) as a National Blue Ribbon School - one of only a few hundred schools to receive the coveted annual distinction, and only the first
West Philadelphia district school to ever receive the honor.
More information can be found here.
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Cocktails and Conversation with Dan Gorenstein
Perry World House
3803 Locust Walk
Dan Gorenstein is the senior reporter for Marketplace's Health Desk, covering the business of healthcare.
Prior to Marketplace, Dan spent more than 11 years at New Hampshire Public Radio. He got his start in journalism at the Chicago Reporter, an investigative journal that examines race and class disparities in the Chicago area. He's won numerous national and local awards, including the Society of Professional Journalist Sigma Delta Chi investigative reporting award.
The Fight Against Tobacco: National and Local Legislation, Regulation, and Communication
Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:00-1:30pm in Steinberg Hall Dietrich Hall- Room TBA
This seminar will feature perspectives from both National and Local government on the legislation, regulation, and communication surrounding tobacco. We will first look at this through the lens of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a brief history and an overview of the Tobacco Control Act, in addition to regulation set by the FDA Center for Tobacco Products. Much of the communication from the FDA to users is through mandatory labeling, but also comes in the form of media campaigns. Philadelphia's approach to tobacco will then be discussed through the history, framework and policy work of Get Healthy Philly, specifically their Break the Cycle mass media campaign that uses real tobacco industry quotes and local data. The talk will touch on the approach, implementation, and next steps of this hard-hitting media campaign. You don't want to miss this!
Public Health Detailing: A Strategy to Improve Preventive Health Services and Chronic Disease Management
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00-1:30pm in
BRB 14th Floor Lounge
Michelle Dresser, MPH
is the Senior Manager of Programming and Strategy for the Public Health Detailing Program within the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In this role, she oversees the overall programmatic direction and strategy of the program. This includes, campaign strategy and timing, campaign content, training and economic incentive development, provider selection, identification of targets to ensure the greatest impact on populations most in need, and identification of "new needs" opportunities to expand program reach and achievement of program goals. She also oversees internal and external strategic relationships to enhance programmatic objectives.
CPHI Co-Sponsored Events
Educating Health Professionals to Address Social Determinants of Health: Highlights from the Educational Component of 2016 Institute of Medicine Report
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 12:00-1:30pm in Hall of Flags Room in Houston Hall
Health starts long before illness - in our homes, schools, and jobs - and these "social determinants of health "account for approximately 75% of health outcomes. It is essential that our students and workforce are prepared to address these determinants.
Please join us for a provocative presentation and discussion with Dr. Laura Magana Valladares and Dean Antonia Villaruel, who both served as members of the National Academy of Medicine committee that developed the report, "A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health" (2016). During this stimulating discussion, you will hear highlights from the report followed by an interactive Q & A.
Other Public Health Events
OAA Diversity Lecture Series for 2016-2017: Jose A. Bauermeister, Ph. D.
Topic: LGBT Health Disparities Among Youth
Monday, October 24, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm
Fagin Hall, Room 318 - 418 Curie Boulevard
"Truth Initiative's College Programs: Helping colleges across the country #FinishIT, one campus at a time"
October 26, 2016, 1:00-2:30pm
Free Webinar from The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and the Truth Initiative.
Penn in Latin America & The Caribbean: 2nd Annual Conference
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 1:00-5:15pm (Reception to Follow)
Biomedical Research Building,
421 Curie Boulevard
On Tues, November 1, 2016, the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Global Health will host the 2nd annual Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean (PLAC) conference at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Penn's PLAC committee was convened in the fall of 2014 under the newly appointed Nursing School Dean, Dr. Antonia Villarruel, to recognize the Latin American interests and partnerships existing within the Penn community.
This year's PLAC conference aims to bring together thought leaders from Penn and the greater Latin America region in discussions around governmental and regional public health response to emergent threats in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This year's keynote speaker is Roman Macaya Hayes,Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States.
The College of Physicians Movie Screening
Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:30pm
College of Physicians,
19 South 22nd Street
The greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name.
This documentary tells the inspiring story of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, a man with a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. He came to develop the MMR vaccine, invent the first-ever vaccine against human cancer, and more.
This film puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this heroic man.
After the film, there will be a Q&A with director Donald Rayne Mitchell and Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
November 16-17, 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC
This seminar, co-sponsored by LDI, will address critical issues from an evidence-informed point of view. The balance of use and misuse of legal substances is largely missing from the national discussion, and so is the changing role of health systems in addressing it. The issues we will tackle are complex and intertwined.
The Public Classroom at Penn Museum
Science and Race: History, Use, and Abuse
October 26, 2016 6:30-9:30pm
Genetics and Race
What do evolution, diversity, and genes have to do with race?
Sarah Tishkoff, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Quayshawn Spencer, Philosophy of Science, Philadelphia of Biology, Philosophy of Race, University of Pennsylvania
Amade M'charek, Professor of Anthropology of Science, University of Amsterdam
Theodore Shurr, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Fatimah Jackson, Professor of Biology, Director of the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory, Howard University
Moderator: Mike Adams, Interim Director, Digital News, WHYY
November 9, 2016, 6:30-9:30pm
Geography, Culture, and Race
Is ancestry connected with race?
Camile Charles, Chair, Africana Studies; Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Sociology, Africana Studies and Education, University of Pennsylvania
Grace Kao, Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Tukufu Zuberi, The Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations; Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Dr. Monique Scott, Director of Museum Studies, Bryn Mawr College
November 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30
Violence and Race
Is there a connection between patterns of violence and race?
Deborah A. Thomas, Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Marie Gottschalk, Professor, Criminal Justice, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania
Christen Smith, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
John Hollway, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
Oliver Rollins, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Penn Program on Race, Science and Society, University of Pennsylvania
Erin Kerrison, Vice Provost's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Sara Lomax Reese, President and General Manager, WURD
College of Physicians Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine 2016-2017 Events
October 13, 2016, 11:30am-1:30pm: Public Health Leadership Luncheon
for active members of the Section, small fee charged
Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds
October 19, 2016, 5:30-8:00pm: Tobacco, Retail Stores and the Marketing of Disease
Speakers: Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH, Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Frank Leone, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania; Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MA, MPH, Temple University College of Public Health. Register
February 15, 2017, 5:30-8:00pm: Housing as Factor in Asthma in Philadelphia Children
May 24, 2017, 5:30-8:00pm: Poverty as a Public Health Issue
January 9-13, 2017: Teen Health Week
Educating teens about good health habits
April 3, 2017, 8:30am-12pm: Public Health Day
Public health professionals present their work
May 9, 2017, 4:00-7:30pm: Student Poster Session
Public health students present their work
Innovations & Resources in the Field
Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC)
will be opening in Philadelphia in 2017. It will be located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. An FSRDC provides approved researchers with a secure environment to access restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Center for Health Statistics, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. More information about the FSRDC network is available at
Penn Bike Commuter Reimbursements
Beginning January 2017, Penn will reimburse all
full-time benefits-eligible faculty or staff who bike to work more than half the time. Coverage
will be up to $20 per month or $240 per year in reimbursements.This benefit will be on top of salary without being considered taxable income. Read more.
For those interested in beginning to bike to work, or switching up their route, The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia created several maps of bike lanes in Philadelphia, including one that shows all bus stops located within a quarter mile of the region's circuit trails.
Maps can be found here.
Public Health Job & Fellowship Opportunities
University of Sou
rolina Tenure Track Faculty Position: Assistant or Associate Professor
The Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina is searching for a talented assistant or associate professor (tenure-track) who conducts research related to clinically-driven population health and health care delivery issues, and who will initiate and develop a funded research program relevant to rapid-learning health delivery systems. In addition, the successful candidate will teach relevant courses as part of departmental duties, expand relationships with local public health and healthcare organizations for graduate student training, and advise students.
How to apply: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and electronic contact information for three referencesshould be sent by e-mail, with "ASPH-Greenville Faculty Search" in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify to which position you are applying. Those with questions should contact James Hardin, PhD, Chair of the Epidemiology/Biostatistics Search Committee email@example.com or Andrew Kaczynski, PhD, Chair of the Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
RWJF 2017-2018 Health Policy Fellows
RWJF is looking for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health policy to apply for the 2017-2018 Health Policy Fellows program. Since 1973, this non-partisan fellowship offers exclusive, hands-on policy experience with the most influential congressional and executive offices in the nation's capital.
The fellowship requires a minimum commitment of 12 months in Washington, D.C. Up to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2017.
Application deadline: November 15, 2016
The Hilton Postdoctoral Fellowship
is a unique opportunity to receive advanced methods training for state of the art approaches to understanding what works to enhance equal opportunity and improve social conditions at a global scale. This fellowship is a full-time, residential fellowship for 2 years, starting in 2017. Compensation for position will be in accordance with policies set by the UCLA Graduate Division. Applications must be received by 31 December, 2016
Here's the link to the position description:
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Preventive Medicine Residency Program (PMRP) and California Epidemiologic Investigation Service (Cal-EIS) Fellowship Program
The California Department of Public Health is now accepting applications for the above programs. Additional information is available at the following websites:
PMRP Deadline-- October 31, 2016
Cal-EIS Dealine-- November 4, 2016