2nd Annual Breakthroughs Conference

Join the Fels Policy Research Initiative for a half-day discussion about the role of local research at Penn and in Philadelphia.

Libraries Can Be a Health Resource for Vulnerable Populations: PRC Researchers Cannuscio, Grande, & Klusaritz

In a recent Fox News Health report, UPenn PRC Community Engagement Core Lead Carolyn Cannuscio ScD, shed light on the role modern-day libraries can play as multi-faceted community resource centers. “Some people would argue that libraries are old-fashioned, outmoded institutions that … Read more

LDI/CPHI Health Policy Seminar with Tom Farley, MD, MPH, Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Health

A Leonard Davis Institute/Center for Public Health Initiatives Health Policy Seminar with Tom Farley, MD, MPH “Asking the Right Questions: Research of Consequence to Inform Policies of Significance” Thomas Farley is Commissioner of Health for the City of Philadelphia. From … Read more

PHLI Goes To The White House: PRC Researchers on University Engagement in Promise Zone Neighborhoods

On September 23, 2016, PRC Principal Investigator, Fran Barg, PhD, and Co-Investigators Heather Klusaritz, PhD, Karen Glanz, PhD and Peter Cronholm, MD, for the Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute (PHLI) project traveled to Washington to participate in a White House Workshop on Research and … Read more

Philly’s New Soda Tax: PRC Director Karen Glanz Evaluates the Implications on Knowledge@Wharton

  As a guest on Knowledge@Wharton radio, UPenn PRC Director Karen Glanz evaluated the health and financial implications of the Philadelphia’s new “soda tax” passed by City Council on June 16, 2016. According to Glanz, while a difference in consumption … Read more