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Sevco named president of UPMC Hospitals

UPMC - Mark Sevco (HPM '91) w...
Sevco named president of UPMC Hospitals

UPMC - Mark Sevco (HPM '91) will assume the role of president, UPMC Hospitals, comprised of 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals and co-lead the Health Services Division. Sevco currently is president, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, which is nationally ranked as a top-ten pediatri... (09/21/2021)

Cornelio awarded Dissertation Grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Noelle Cornelio (HPM '22) was...
Cornelio awarded Dissertation Grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Noelle Cornelio (HPM '22) was awarded a Health Services Research Dissertation R36 grant from AHRQ to support her dissertation project, "Impact of Medicaid Policies on Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Evidence from State Reforms." Approximately 12 million low-income Medicare beneficiaries are dual... (09/20/2021)

Hoffman says look to influencers to fight vaccine misinformation

CODA - Beth Hoffman (BCHS '19...
Hoffman says look to influencers to fight vaccine misinformation

CODA - Beth Hoffman (BCHS '19, ‘22) said public health institutions should be thinking more about how to harness local influencers. She pointed to a June 2021 study by researchers with the Public Good Projects, a U.S.-based public health nonprofit, analyzing the success of a micro-influencer campai... (09/20/2021)

Donohue on Planet Money: This is Your Brain on Drug Ads

NPR - When laws changed aroun...
Donohue on Planet Money: This is Your Brain on Drug Ads

NPR - When laws changed around advertising prescription drugs to consumers in 1997, HPM Chair Julie Donohue was among those interested in studying the effects. “I was just fascinated by the rise of this new kind of promotion and the debate that ensued about whether or not it was appropriate. I thin... (09/14/2021)

Roberts - Health Care Budgets for Rural Providers—Opportunities for Payment Reform

NEJM - HPM's Eric Roberts and...
Roberts - Health Care Budgets for Rural Providers—Opportunities for Payment Reform

NEJM - HPM's Eric Roberts and a colleague present this Policy makers are beginning to test new payment models that establish budgets for rural health care providers. By implementing a fixed payment or setting a spending benchmark for health care organizations, budgets are intended to promote effici... (09/14/2021)