Who We Work With
Cardiovascular Outcomes, Quality, and Evaluative Research (CAVOQER) Center
Director, Pete Groeneveld, MD, MS
The purpose of Cardiovascular Outcomes, Quality, and Evaluative Research (CAVOQER) is to determine what tests, treatments, technologies, structures, processes, organizations, incentives, and systems provide the best patient outcomes and optimal economic value in the “real world” of cardiovascular health care. The CAVOQER Center will focus on growing Penn’s research capacity and applied science in this vital area, with the ultimate goals of improving the health of cardiovascular patients at Penn Medicine as well as disseminating knowledge of best practices in cardiovascular medicine throughout the world.
Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
Executive Director, Jon Broyles
The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) is dedicated to the ideal that all Americans with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. We will achieve this by empowering consumers, changing the health delivery system, improving public and private policies, and enhancing provider capacity.
Leonard Davis Institute (LDI)
Executive Director, Daniel Polsky, PhD
LDI is one of the first university programs to successfully cultivate collaborative scholarship among typically disparate disciplines. LDI is a cooperative venture among Penn’s health professions, business, and communications schools (Medicine, Wharton, Nursing, Dental Medicine, Law School, and Annenberg School for Communication) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with linkages to other Penn schools, including Arts & Sciences, Education, Social Policy and Practice, and Veterinary Medicine. LDI and its Senior Fellows are among the pioneers in interdisciplinary health services research and have helped guide health policies at all levels of government and the private sector. More than 200 LDI Senior Fellows work to improve the health of the public through studies on the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered.
NewCourtland Center for Transitions in Health
Director, Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN
The mission of the NewCourtland Center is to influence, via rigorous evidence, practices and policies designed to enhance transitions in health and healthcare, improve health and quality of life outcomes and promote wiser use of resources for the growing population of chronically ill adults in the U.S. and globally. Specifically, the Center generates, disseminates and translates multidisciplinary research related to nursing’s influence on major health transitions for this vulnerable population and their family caregivers. Simultaneously, the NewCourtland Center prepares the next generation of scholars from nursing and other disciplines to pursue this significant agenda by providing leadership in advancing knowledge essential to solve society’s most complex health and social issues.
Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center
Director, Scott Halpern, MD, PhD
The mission of the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is to generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness.
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