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Mark Pauly discusses “concierge medicine” on Minnesota Public Radio.

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05 December 2012

Kevin Volpp and David Dinges are quoted in US News & World Report about their study on medical interns taking “protected power naps.”

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04 December 2012

Caryn Lerman and Joseph Kable have been awarded a $2 million grant through the National Cancer Institute initiative called “Provocative Questions,” which will allow them to study how the brain’s cognitive control system can be enhanced to improve decision-making processes that contribute to risky behaviors.

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19 October 2012

Matthew D. McHugh's research on "Nurses' Assessment of Hospital Quality" is discussed in the Penn Nursing's Science in Action blog.

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18 October 2012

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque's research with Owl Monkeys and his work with students this Summer is discussed in the Penn News.

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18 October 2012

Kevin G. Volpp provided an update on the "Way to Health' automated research infrastructure and patient engagement system at the Penn-Carnegie Mellon University Roybal Center Retreat.

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18 October 2012

Daniel E. Polsky is quoted in a Knowledge @ Wharton Today article entitled "The Dangers of Blocking Medicaid Expansion."

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18 October 2012

Mark Pauly and his colleague Howard Kunreuther have written a new book Insurance and Behavioral Economics on what Pauly calls a “rogue’s gallery of insurance anomalies.”

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12 October 2012

Ning Hsieh has won the 2012 Best Graduate Student Paper Award at the Mental Health Division of the Society of the Study for Social Problems for her paper: "Sexual Orientation, Social Support, and Mental Distress: A Study of the Middle-Aged US Population."

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24 September 2012

Angela Duckworth's research is highlighted in the Slate article, "How Children Succeed."

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10 September 2012

Jerry Jacobs comments on a study about the satisfaction levels of scientists despite competitive pressures and long work hours.

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06 September 2012

Kevin Volpp and David Asch discuss lessons the health care profession can draw from the decline of the Eastman Kodak Company.

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29 August 2012

New PSC Working Paper: Jacobs, Jerry A. and Rebecca Henderson. 2012. "Interdisciplinarity in Recently Founded Academic Journals." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 12-06.

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15 August 2012

Jerry Jacobs is cited in Inside Higher Ed for contributing to a report about the sociology job market.

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10 August 2012

New PSC Working Paper: Kohler, Iliana V., Philip Anglewicz, Hans-Peter Kohler, John F. McCabe, Ben Chilima and Beth J. Soldo. 2012. More »

30 July 2012

In an article on a study examining the links between care and nurse burnout, Linda Aiken says, "It is costing hospitals more money not to spend money on nursing."

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30 July 2012

Annette Lareau Named President-elect of the American Sociological Association. Following a year of service as president-elect, Lareau’s term as president will begin in August 2013. In the meantime, she will chair the 2014 Program Committee that will shape the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, see the Penn Almanac for more.

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19 July 2012

Jere R. Behrman has been appointed to the National Research Council (NRC)-National Academies of Science (NAS) Committee on Population (CPOP) for three years. CPOP conducts scientific assessments of major population-related issues and provides a forum for the discussion and analysis of important public policy issues related to population. This was mentioned in the PENN Almanac.

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17 July 2012

Mark Pauly, Bendheim Professor and professor of health care management in the Wharton School, has been named a recipient of the American Society of Health Economists’ (ASHEcon) 2012 Victor R. Fuchs Lifetime Achievement Award.

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17 July 2012

Jere R. Behrman has been awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Chile at a special ceremony at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, on 13 December 2011. This was mentioned in the PENN Almanac.

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09 July 2012

Jere R. Behrman has been awarded a Bill and Linda Gates Foundation Grant for a two-year multi-country multi-institutional interdisciplinary study on “Early child growth and development in four countries: Young Lives.” The study is investigating the determinants of and the impacts of child growth recovery and child growth faltering after one year of age on child schooling success and cognitive and non-cognitive skill attainment in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. More »

09 July 2012

"Don’t Shut the Golden Door," an op-ed on the beneficial impacts of immigration by John MacDonald and Robert J. Sampson has been published in the New York Times. More »

22 June 2012

New PSC Working Paper: Madden, Janice. 2012. "Performance-Support Bias and the Gender Pay Gap among Stockbrokers." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 12-04. [This paper was recently published as: Madden, Janice. 2012. "Performance-Support Bias and the Gender Pay Gap among Stockbrokers." Gender & Society 26(3): 488-518.]

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12 June 2012

David Mandell says in the LDI Health Economist, that varying state rules about "essential health benefits" may complicate Affordable Care Act implementation.

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07 June 2012

The PSC, as a member of the Association of Population Centers, is a signatory on a letter from The Census Project to Senators Inouye and Cochran, expressing concern about the elimination of the American Community Survey.

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18 May 2012

Two studies led by Theodore Schurr reveal new information about the migration patterns of the first humans to settle the Americas.

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18 May 2012

Character's Content, a feature article on Angela Duckworth, has been published in the Gazette.

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08 May 2012

Linda Aiken has been selected for the inaugural Dean’s Award for Exemplary Citizenship for her more than 25 years of service to Penn Nursing.

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08 May 2012

Jake Blumgart reviews Michael Katz's Why Don't American Cities Burn? on the Huffington Post.

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12 April 2012

PSC alumnus Evelyn Patterson is the ASA 2012 recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population.

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06 April 2012

Please see the list of PAA 2012 Participants here: Penn, PSC, and PARC Researchers @ PAA 2012.

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02 April 2012

An in-depth audio Q & A with Jere Behrman is featured in SAS Frontiers.

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30 March 2012

Dennis Culhane, along with John Fantuzzo, is leading an interdisciplinary effort to study the educational well-being of children in assisted-housing programs.

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28 March 2012

A consortium of investigators from 13 countries led by Linda Aiken found that nurses who reported better working conditions in hospitals and less likelihood of leaving also had patients who were more satisfied with their hospital stay and rated their hospitals more highly.

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26 March 2012

Daniel Polsky is cited in a Washington Post op-ed for his study about uninsured Americans who started to receive Medicare at age 65.

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25 March 2012

Frank Furstenberg comments on young people staying at home with parents during difficult economic times.

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16 March 2012

The Penn Almanac announced that Dr. Dennis Culhane, The Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Welfare and Dr. John Fantuzzo, The Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations have received $1.275 million from the MacArthur Foundation to conduct a multi-site study of the educational well-being of children in assisted housing programs.

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14 March 2012

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque's reserach on Owl Monkeys is disussed in a National Geographic video entitled, "Owl Monkey Fathers Know Best," and he was also interviewed in Penn News Today about his research.

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08 March 2012

Michael Katz uses a social lens to examine urban violence and discusses his work in SAS Frontiers.

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01 March 2012

Mark V. Pauly is the 2012 winner of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, funded by the Baxter International Foundation and administered by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. The Baxter International Foundation established this Prize to recognize its longtime CEO, William Graham. The prize award includes $50,000. Dr. Pauly will be honored in May.

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28 February 2012

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers were profiled in a NYT article about the "economics of family life."

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14 February 2012

Kevin Volpp is cited in this New York Times op-ed for helping conduct an experiment to urge the employees at a health-care management company undertake a health risk assessment.

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13 February 2012

Congratulations to Jessica Ho! She has been named as a Dean's Scholar for the Academic Year 2011/12.

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08 February 2012

Penn Launches Work and Family Commons Open Access Research Repository, with Jerry Jacobs as the executive officer.

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08 February 2012

Hyunjoon Park and coauthor Soo-yong Byun's work on SAT Preparation published in Sociology of Education has been covered by Inside Higher Ed and has recently been featured in the Penn News.

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01 February 2012

Theodore G. Schurr's research and recent paper in the American Journal of Human Genetics on the link between Asians and Native Americans is discussed in Penn News.

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27 January 2012

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Jere R. Behrman as the Economics/Social Science member of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) for three years.

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23 January 2012

The PSC's website has been named INED's "site of the month" for January 2012.

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04 January 2012

Now available: Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, Georgi Kocharkov and Cezar Santos. 2012. "Technology and the Changing Family: a Unified Model of Marriage, Divorce, Educational Attainment and Married Female Labor-Force Participation." Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 12-01.

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03 January 2012