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30
Jun

Guest Commentary: JSPH Fellowship Program Celebrates 17 Years

Joe Couto, PharmD, MBA Assistant Professor, Jefferson School of Population Health Director, Fellowship Program On Monday, June 27th JSPH hosted our annual Fellow’s Day, where we celebrated 17 years of training Fellows in health economics and outcomes research. The half-day program began with a keynote from one of our own, Joe Doyle, who completed the more »

20
Jun

Health Reform and Comparative Effectiveness Research

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute is up and running!! So, what does PCORI mean for those of us interested in the science of Comparative Effectiveness Research and the intersection with Health Economics and Outcomes Research? First, lots of jargon here and some of it pretty turgid. CER has been discussed in our blog several more »

16
Jun

Guest Commentary: A Lesson in Communications from Richard Foster

Rob Lieberthal, PhDFaculty, Jefferson School of Population Health I went to the Society of Actuaries Spring Health meeting in Boston to improve the quality of my research. I wanted to learn the actuarial perspective on comparative effectiveness research, learn about new SOA initiatives that I can get involved in, and find new sources of data. more »

9
Jun

Guest Commentary: JSPH Graduation 2011

Patrick Monaghan Director of Communications Jefferson School of Population Health The Jefferson School of Population Health graduated its second-ever class last Thursday morning, during commencement ceremonies held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Ten JSPH students walked during the ceremony, which featured keynote remarks from Donna E. Shalala, PhD, President of the University more »

30
May

ISPOR and the JSPH

For more than a decade and a half, our team from the Jefferson School of Population Health (and its predecessor department and office) has been very well represented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research or ISPOR!!! ISPOR is the global leader in research on what works and what more »

25
May

Guest Commentary: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Celebration of Service

Nicole Cobb Moore, MA Greater Philadelphia Program Director Albert Schweitzer Fellowship The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) – Greater Philadelphia Program held its fifth annual Celebration of Service on May 18th at Thomas Jefferson University. The cocktail reception that started the event was warm and buzzing as newly selected Fellows mingled with graduating Fellows, Schweitzer Fellows more »

16
May

Guest Commentary: Humana CEO Charts Course to Better Health Care

Patrick MonaghanDirector of CommunicationsJefferson School of Population Health Mike McCallister didn’t mince any words as he addressed the capacity crowd gathered on May 12 in Connelly Auditorium for the 20th Annual Dr. Raymond C. Grandon Lecture. “We have an absolute disaster on our hands if we don’t address population health,” the Humana, Inc. chairman of more »

11
May

Humana CEO Mike McCallister to visit JSPH on 5/12/11

The Jefferson School of Population Health plays host to a very special guest this Thursday when Humana CEO Mike McCallister visits campus to speak at the 20th Annual Dr. Raymond C. Grandon Lecture. During Mike’s tenure as CEO, Humana has gained a reputation as the industry’s leading consumer company, leveraging innovative products, processes and technology more »

10
May

Guest Commentary: Translating Research into Practice for Public Health Preparedness

Tamar Klaiman, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor Jefferson School of Population Health Recently, the movement toward evidence-based practice in both clinical medicine and public health has received increased attention. However, bridging the gap between science and practice remains challenging. In the field of public health emergency preparedness, science is continually evolving, making its translation into practice more »

5
May

Guest Commentary: Health Literacy and the PPACA

Marlon Satchell, MPH Project Director Jefferson School of Population Health A little over a year after Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the United States is gradually implementing the key features of this legislation. With a timeline of approximately 5 years to full implementation, it is important to recognize the opportunity more »

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