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As the Biden Administration announces the need for COVID-19 booster shots, research from Harald Schmidt shows how widespread use of disadvantage indices in vaccine allocation can advance health equity.
Rachel M. Werner and Paula Chatterjee find that articles by women in high-impact medical journals are cited far less frequently than similar articles written by men, especially when women were primary and senior authors.
Sharath Chandra Guntuku and colleagues analyzed vaccine-related tweets by distinct groups of communities, finding large differences in how certain communities talk about the COVID-19 vaccine.
In JAMA Network Open, Eugenia South and John MacDonald find that a program funding structural repairs to homes in low-income, predominantly Black neighborhoods was associated with a 22% decrease in crime.
Research by Molly Candon, Alon Bergman, Guy David, and Hummy Song highlights an approach to flag home health nurses at increased risk of quitting due to scheduling volatility.
Friday, September 17, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET
Drug Pricing: Policy and Politics
A Virtual Conversation with Benedic N. Ippolitto, PhD, Rachel Sachs, JD, MPH, and Mariana Socal, MD, PhD, moderated by Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund. 
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 1:00–5:00 p.m. ET
When Health Care and Law Enforcement Overlap
Virtual Symposium co-hosted by Penn LDI and the Penn Department of Emergency Medicine
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“Understanding Contributors to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Department Throughput Times: A Sequential Mixed Methods Analysis. Jaya Aysola, Justin T. Clapp, Patricia Sullivan, Patrick J. Brennan, Eve J. Higginbotham, Matthew D. Kearney, Chang Xu, Rosemary Thomas, Sarah Griggs, Mohamed Abdirisak, Alec Hilton, Toluwa Omole, Sean Foster, Mira Mamtani. Journal of General Internal Medicine.
“Iowa School Districts Were More Likely To Adopt COVID-19 Mask Mandates Where Teachers Were Unionized.” Adam Dean, Jamie McCallum, Simeon Kimmel, Atheendar Venkataramani. Health Affairs.
“SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Public School District Employees Following a District-Wide Vaccination ProgramPhiladelphia County, Pennsylvania, March 21April 23, 2021.David Rubin, Maggie Eisen, Sophia Collins, Jeffrey W. Pennington, Xi Wang, Susan Coffin. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
“Association Between Race and Hemoglobin at Delivery or Need for Transfusion When Using Race-Based Definitions for Treatment of Antepartum Anemia.” Rebecca F. Hamm, Eileen Y. Wang, Lisa D. Levine, Sindhu K. Srinivas. Obstetrics & Gynecology.
“Older Adults' Goals and Expectations When Using Long-Term Services and Supports.” Jasmine L. Travers, Karen B. Hirschman, Mary D. Naylor. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
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