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Guest Commentary: Translational Research for Actuaries

This is the first of a series of four blog postings summarizing issues, methods and results from current research in the Center for Value in Healthcare. We will be presenting a JSPH Forum entitled “Translating Research into Policy and Practice” on January 11, 2012 with more details of the Center’s work. Rob Lieberthal, PhDFaculty, Jefferson more »


The American Israel Commerce Committee Meeting

This past week I had the privilege of playing co host for the American Israel Commerce Committee meeting on “Healthcare Information Technology”. Nearly a dozen amazing young Israeli companies came to Philadelphia to make their “pitches” to raise money AND awareness about their work in the IT sphere of healthcare. Each firm did an incredible more »


Guest Commentary: Reflections on the 2011 APHA Conference

From left, Kevin Scott, MD, Manisha Verna, MD,MPH, and Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES,CPH, director of JSPH’s Master of Public HealthProgram. Kevin Scott, MDInstructor & Primary Care Research FellowDepartment of Family & Community MedicineThomas Jefferson University I was fortunate enough to attend the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) conference for the third time and, more »


Guest Commentary: Translating Public Health Systems Research into Practice

Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor Jefferson School of Population Health As part of the On Saturday, October 29, I attended a Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR) lunch n’ learn in Washington, DC, an affiliate meeting of the American Public Health Association’s Annual meeting. The lunch n’ learn focused on translating research into more »


Guest Commentary: Reflections from the SOPHE 62nd Annual Meeting “Leveraging the Power of Health Education: Changing Systems”

Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH Clinical Associate Professor Program Director, Master of Public Health Jefferson School of Population Health I had the privilege to participate in the 62nd Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC last week. Over 400 professional health promotion professionals and students attended the meeting. The theme more »


Guest Commentary: Grappling with Health Care Workforce Needs in the 21st Century

Patrick Monaghan Director of Communications Jefferson School of Population Health In their opening remarks to “Creating the Health Care Workforce for the 21st Century,” Thomas Jefferson University President Robert L. Barchi, MD, and University of Delaware President Patrick T. Harker, PhD, fittingly set the table for the day’s discussions. Dr. Barchi spoke of the millions more »


October 21 Special Conference

The Jefferson School of Population Health is all fired up this week as we head toward our long planned special joint conference with our colleagues at the University of Delaware entitled “Creating the Healthcare Workforce of the 21st Century”. This conference will be held on our campus in center city Philadelphia in the Hamilton Building more »


Guest Commentary: JSPH’s Academic Programs are Thriving

Caroline Golab, PhD Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Jefferson School of Population Health This September, the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) welcomed 185 new and returning students to a combination of on-site, off-site, and online courses – an 80%increase in enrollment over September 2010. And this is only our third year of more »


Guest Commentary: International Collaboration with Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia

Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH Director, MPH Program Jefferson School of Population Health This past August, I had the opportunity to spend three weeks in Medellín, Colombia at Universidad CES representing the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH). CES is an acronym for the “City of Eternal Spring” in English and is an indication more »


Guest Commentary: Spending More Resources on Preventive Services is our Common Strategy

Akira Babazono, MS, MD, PhD** Chair and Professor Department of Health Care Administration and Management Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan Dr. Saito and I visited JSPH to meet most faculty members, with the help of. Dr. Nash, this past August. We thanked them to have given precious information concerning healthcare problems. We more »

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