Category: Public Health

Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Educating the Health Care Workforce of the Future: The Quality and Safety Agenda”

David B. Nash, M.D., MBA, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, discusses how quality and safety education can and should be integrated into medical education programs. Dr. Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a 25-year tenure on the faculty of […]

Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Creating Value Through Science”

Michael Lauer, M.D., is the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the Director of the NIH on all matters relating to the substance, quality, and effectiveness of the NIH extramural research program and administration. He received education and […]

Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Ensuring Value for Patients in a Cost-Conscious World”

Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FRACP, FACP, an internist and nephrologist from Burlington, Vermont, served as the President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization, from 2011-2012. Dr. Hood has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1991. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes […]

Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Value: Medicine’s New Frontier”

Senator Chris Coons has worked hard to find bipartisan solutions to the issues facing Delaware and the nation. He has emerged as a strong voice for job creation and the innovation economy, fighting in Congress for deficit reduction, progressive social justice, and forward-looking foreign policy. Unwilling to be sidelined by partisan gridlock, Chris has worked […]

Mixed-Methods with Teens: A Research Imperative

Mixed-methods research and adolescent males aren’t often paired in the same sentence. However, they could – and should – be! Join Dr. Judith Herrman and Katie Haigh from the University of Delaware and Christopher Moore from the Department of Family and Community Medicine as they present their research evaluating the impact of the Wise Guys […]

Fear, Vulnerability, and Sacrifice as Factors in ED Use: Ethnographic Research Methods and their Insights

Ethnographic research and social analyses in healthcare settings have long been valued, however their use is not widespread. Qualitative research about patient-centered care makes patients the experts, and providers, policy makers and administrators the students. In this presentation, I discuss a 2015 case study of a 51-year-old low-income Philadelphia man who had two ED visits […]

Field Trials in Developing Countries: Lessons from the PURE Study

The PURE study assesses environmental, societal, and biological influences on obesity and chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This presentation will describe the setup and execution of this large and complex study; key findings to date; and the possibilities and pitfalls of field-based data collection in developing countries. Dr. Rahman is […]

Endothelial Function in Relatively Healthy Persons: Studies of the Old Order Amish

Endothelial cells are the first layer response to atherosclerotic risk factors. In clinically healthy individuals with no overt disease, Laser Doppler Flowmetry is used to evaluate endothelial function. This presentation will review endothelial cell response to clopidogrel and clopidogrels activation in the body. Last, we will review genetic determinants of endothelial growth factor angiopoietin-2, a […]

Differences in Patient and Physician Perceptions of Care for Patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

This talk will focus on data collected from the Landmark Survey, a large survey of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs, namely essential thrombocytosis, primary myelofibrosis, and polycythemia vera) and the providers who take care of patients with MPNs. The Landmark Survey focused on quality of life issues surrounding the diagnosis of MPNs and differences in […]

Engineering Mayo Clinic’s Care Delivery

The healthcare sector is facing major challenges with regards to quality and access to care. The Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering proposed a medicine-engineering partnership to address these challenges. Mayo Clinic’s Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery hosts the Information and Decision Engineering program that translates research and […]