JSPH Online Open House – MS – Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research

March 15, 2012

Webinar Registration

Join faculty and other members of the Jefferson School of Population Health to learn more about some of our Master of Science of Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research degree.

via JSPH Online Open House – MS – Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research.

RAND Summer Institute Mini-Medical School Conference | RAND

November 17, 2011

The Mini-Medical School, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, is an invitational series of lectures about biomedical issues relating to aging. The Mini-Medical School program should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars whose research relates to the aging process and the medical treatment of elderly.

The program is organized as a series of lectures, each with a distinct theme. Topics will be drawn from the diverse fields of biomedicine, including biology, genetics, patient care, psychiatry, and other areas. Expert clinicians and researchers will lecture on how the practice of medicine can inform, and improve, social science research. Participants will gain insight into the science of aging and a greater understanding of relevant medical issues.

The 2012 conference will be held July 9–10, just prior to the workshop in Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Participants attending RSI are encouraged to attend both sessions. The Mini-Medical School will pay travel and living expenses for as many of the invited attendees as funds allow. This program affords a unique opportunity to learn about the practice of medicine in an informal setting with other social science researchers.

Program Coming Soon


Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. or have completed two years of a Ph.D. program and be actively working on a dissertation. Only applicants working in the field of aging—or actively considering this research field—will be considered.

via RAND Summer Institute Mini-Medical School Conference | RAND.

Getting and Using Medicare Data: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Started My Research – Training & Professional Resources – AcademyHealth

August 30, 2011

A Webinar Presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) program and AcademyHealth’s Methods Council

Medicare data has long been an important resource for researchers and policymakers who study the U.S. health care system. The process of acquiring and using data, however, can be complex to navigate, especially for new researchers. In addition to identifying the most suitable data to answer their research questions, they must know how to interpret it appropriately and confirm that needed data elements are actually available. Another practical challenge in creating a custom data request is how to balance the desire for methodological robustness with the need to stay within a budget. Finally, researchers must obtain a data use agreement that conforms to federal privacy rules. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) program, in collaboration with AcademyHealth’s Methods Council, is pleased to offer a webinar on best practices for obtaining and using Medicare data for research. Two experienced HCFO researchers, Jack Hoadley of Georgetown University and Jim Reschovsky of the Center for Studying Health System Change will share some of their accumulated wisdom in getting and working with Medicare data in their research. In addition, Barbara Frank from the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) at the University of Minnesota will provide additional resources, tips, and best practices drawn from her organization’s role as a CMS contractor assisting researchers in obtaining and working with Medicare data. There is no charge for this webinar, which is intended for both new and experienced researchers.

Date: September 27, 2011

Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm EDT

via Getting and Using Medicare Data: What I Wish I Had Known Before I Started My Research – Training & Professional Resources – AcademyHealth.

July 14, 2011: Understanding and critiquing health economic models

March 16, 2011

July 14, 2011: Understanding and critiquing health economic models York Health Economics Consortium, University of York

The vast expansion in the number of available healthcare technologies, coupled with constraints placed on healthcare budgets, has increased the importance of decision-making for new and existing technologies. One method to determine the value for money of an intervention is to develop a ‘cost-effectiveness model’, predicting the costs and health outcomes that are likely to be associated with various different interventions.

More at HealthEconomics.Com – The Resource for Health Outcomes Professionals.

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship – Training and Professional Resources – AcademyHealth

August 31, 2010

The fellowship program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Md. for a period of 13 months to conduct studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community. Fellows have access to NCHS data resources for use in their proposed studies, and also work on collaborative projects with NCHS staff.

The 2011 call for applications deadline is January 10, 2011.

More at NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship – Training and Professional Resources – AcademyHealth.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows

June 16, 2009

The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award. Opening Date: July 8, 2009 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to Grants.gov) [Details]

Immigration and Health Care: What are the Policy Choices? (Webcast)

March 10, 2008

The Kaiser Family Foundation hosts a live webcast, “Immigration and Health Care: What are the Policy Choices?,” at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 12 as part of an ongoing series of interactive webcasts about health and health care disparities in the U.S. A panel of experts will discuss the influence that immigration policies have on federal and state decisions about access to health care and coverage. Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Dr.P.H., senior adviser on Race/Ethnicity & Health Care at the Kaiser Family Foundation will moderate the discussion with Tom Perez, M.P.P., J.D., secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and former director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services; Leighton Ku, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor of health policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services; and Steven Camarota, Ph.D., director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies. Submit questions before or during the show to TodaysTopics@kaisernetwork.org. The live webcast will be available online at kaisernetwork.org. <!– // djd 110503: old location: new location at top right
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