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Coming in April!!! PRC Symposium: Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention

              On Friday, April 28th, the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center is hosting a symposium: “Accelerating Policies & Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention.” This one-day interdisciplinary event highlights the most current research … Read more


Scarcity of Alzheimer’s Doctors Harms Patients and Wastes Resources – Jason Karlawish, MD

In the February 9, 2017 issue of Forbes, PRC Researcher Jason Karlawish, MD, says the lack of qualified Alzheimer’s doctors is a significant problem in US healthcare.  “We need doctors to care for the millions of people who are losing their capacity … Read more


A View from the Front Line — Physicians’ Perspectives on ACA Repeal in NEJM. David Grande, MD

In a February 2017 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, PRC Core Lead David Grande, MD, MPH, and colleagues present findings for an updated survey on how health care providers view the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. … Read more


American Journal of Preventative Medicine Journal Supplement on 30 Year Anniversary of the Prevention Research Centers Program

          The American Journal of Preventative Medicine March 2017 Supplement focuses on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Network and how applied prevention research addresses health disparities and promotes health equity. With a commitment to … Read more


How Patients and Their Families Manage Life on the LVAD Heart Device – Frances Barg PhD

Observing that “lifesaving technologies have proliferated dramatically within the past few decades, yet there is scant understanding of the ramifications of such technologies in the world of patients and their families,”  PRC Researcher Frances Barg, PhD, MEd, and co-authors examine how … Read more


Framing Financial Incentives For the Overweight & Obese – PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

A study by PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and other health behavior researchers at the University of Pennsylvania shows that financial incentives for increasing physical activity are highly effective among the population of overweight and obese. “Most workplace wellness programs typically … Read more