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  • With every dollar we spend improving abandoned buildings and vacant lots, we can reduce neighborhood gun violence by as much as 39 percent and achieve, respectively, a $79 and $333 ROI to society at large, finds a new study. It’s the first to so quantify blight remediation’s value.

  • What’s best for concussed kids longer term? Calm brains but active bodies, a new pilot study may indicate.

  • With new antivirals, hepatitis C-infected kidneys can help, shows first-ever clinical trial by two senior scholars. Read more.

  • An innovative viewpoint by Matt Allen and Senior Scholar Peter Reese expands on Allen’s CCEB-funded transplant work. Read more.

    • A new $1 million+ award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to Senior Scholar Rebecca Hubbard (pictured) and CCEB colleagues Yong Chen and Jinbo Chen enables them to sketch a patient’s true profile. Read more.

    • New CDC funding of more than $5 million follows a 2011 award to CCEB and adds pediatrics to the mission of the Prevention Epicenter, now a joint effort of Penn and CHOP. Read more.

    • Can we sometimes prevent ARDS? The answer may be yes, write Senior Scholar Jason Christie and co-author John Reilly. Read the op ed in JAMA.

    • Are we trying to steer emergencies in the wrong direction? CCEB Scholar Kit Delgado is senior author. Read the study.

    • Our health care system has no overall strategy to prepare for mass-casualty incidents. Let’s make one, write Epidemiology Prof Charles Branas and co-authors.

    • If clinical events aren’t captured accurately, we may “foresee” the wrong things, shows a recent study.

    • Big ideas from the next editor in chief of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, CCEB Director and DBE Chair Harold Feldman. Read the AJKD blog.

    • FDA label for metformin: revised! CCEB’s Sean Hennessy is senior author of a citizen petition (Flory et al) that paved the way. Read the new Drug Safety Communication.

    • CCEB Scholar Lewis leads the first major national study of Crohn's disease and diet, via a $2.5 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Read more.

    • The first large, randomized clinical trial of its kind, published in The Lancet, supports the WHO’s recommendation for HIV+ patients in resource-limited areas. Learn more.

    • Where are we with adaptive clinical trials? At CCEB’s April 13 Conference on Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials, hear from leading voices and get a balanced picture. Find further information here.

    • Read T Trial results on sexual function, physical function and vitality in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    • Her work has changed how we give neonatal intensive care all across North America. And so, Senior Scholar Barbara Schmidt is invested as one of 100 new members of the Order of Canada today! gg.ca/document.aspx?id=16326&lan=eng
      — UPenn CCEB (@UPennCCEB) February 12, 2016

    • Sad proportions: When centers reject 5 percent more donor livers, patients are 27 percent more likely to die waiting for a transplant. Senior Scholar David Goldberg leads the study: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2016/01/goldberg/
      — UPenn CCEB (@UPennCCEB) January 29, 2016

    • Can we shape prediction models so they apply to more populations and clinical settings? Senior Scholar Steve Kimmel and team have some ideas: www.biodatamining.org/content/pdf/s13040-016-0084-6.pdf
      — UPenn CCEB (@UPennCCEB) January 29, 2016

    • Bad water in schools means kids drink less—and the results can be dire, Senior Scholar Gregory Tasian found. Now CHOP, the School District of Philadelphia and others are pushing for change: mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=%2Fphilly%2Fhealth&id=36534
      — UPenn CCEB (@UPennCCEB) January 15, 2016