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  • With high-deductible employer health plans, who wins?

    Wharton health care management professor David Asch studies the reality of high deductible insurance plans, which a growing number of companies favor, yet employees and unions have pushed back on such plans because of their high cost to consumers. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Why automakers are driving for uniform fuel efficiency standards

    Wharton’s John Paul MacDuffie and Eric Orts discuss why automakers are pushing for uniform fuel efficiency and emissions standards in the U.S.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Common conditions keep many patients out of knee cartilage research studies

    Issues like age or existing arthritis may preclude patients from participating in clinical studies for new therapies that could benefit them.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • How gender equality can help build sustainable peace

    Wharton's Sherryl Kuhlman discusses how empowering women can reduce risks and enhance overall outcomes for impact investors.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • How do nonprofit hospitals give back?

    Hospitals designated as nonprofits received tax benefits valued at more than $24 billion annually in 2011. Nonprofit hospitals justify their tax-exempt status by providing “community benefits” in the form of free and subsidized care, investments in public health, and community-based initiatives. Whether nonprofit hospitals truly benefit their communities has been dogged by controversy and calls for reform. Two recent papers by LDI senior fellows provide new data to inform the debate.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn engineers to send robots underground in DARPA Subterranean Challenge

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is hosting the Subterranean (SubT) Challenge for teams to create a robotics system that can successfully navigate underground tunnels, urban transportation systems and natural caves, and will be evaluated between August 2019 and August 2021.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Center for School Study Councils celebrates 75 years of leadership and problem-solving

    Since it was launched at Penn GSE, the School Study Councils, four distinct regional groups of education leaders, have served as a place where education leaders can gather to exchange wisdom and solve problems. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Don't let climate denial distract us

     Despite overwhelming climatological data, there are still vocal skeptics of the realities of climate change, but climate change deniers sow doubt about a global trend that most of us agree there should be no doubt about.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Does private mortgage insurance protection make us any safer?

    Wharton’s Benjamin Keys looks at why the systems to protect taxpayers from the kind of mortgage market losses suffered in the financial crisis are still not strong enough.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • 3 questions on the future of medical education

    Just over a year into her role as senior vice dean for medical education at the Perelman School of Medicine, Suzanne Rose shares her perspective on what the future holds.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News