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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


PRC Director Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, Appointed to Advisory Council for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

PHILADELPHIA (January 13, 2017) – The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sylvia Burwell, recently appointed the University of Pennsylvania’s Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, George A. Weiss University Professor and Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, to the … Read more


UPenn PRC Anniversary Story > Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy: A Year of Progress

               The University of Pennsylvania Celebrates 30 Years of the CDC’s Prevention Research Center Program UPenn PRC Anniversary Story December 2016 Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy: A Year of Progress   Prostate cancer is the … Read more


Healthy Foods Take a Back Seat to Junk Food When It Comes to Marketing: PRC Director Karen Glanz on Knowledge@Wharton

UPenn PRC Director Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, was interviewed with Penn Professor Jason Riis by Dan Loney on Knowledge@Wharton about how major brand marketing favors junk food over healthy food options in the consumer marketplace.  “Food production companies are in the business … Read more