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Population Studies Center: In the News

Collusion over Drug Prices: Will Generic Manufacturers Pay?

PSC & PARC Associate Mark V. Pauly was quoted in a Knowledge@Wharton podcast episode about allegations that generic drug makers conspired to fix prices.

--May 22, 2019

Can Annuities Help Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg?

PSC's Olivia S. Mitchell discusses her research on the role of annuities in retirement planning in an episode of the Knowledge@Wharton podcast.

--May 22, 2019

2019 Making a Difference in Diverse Communities Grants Announced

PSC & PARC Associate, Irma T. Elo has been awarded the 2019 Making a Difference in Diverse Communities Grant for her "Cognitive Decline with Aging in Diverse Chilean Communities and in Comparison with Mexico and the U.S" project with fellow PSC & PARC Associate Jere R. Behrman.

--May 14, 2019

PSC Associates Honored at 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting

PSC Associates, Kevin G. Volpp and Atheendar Venkataramani, are being honoured at the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Meeting. Volpp is receiving The John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research and Venkataramani, the Best Published Research Paper of the Year. Read more on LDI's website.

--May 9, 2019

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Alison Buttenheim – Research Associate

Recently the Demography Library staff sat down with Alison Buttenheim. Alison is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Policy, a Research Associate of both the Population Studies Center and the Population Aging Research Center, as well as the Interim Director of the Penn Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics.

SHANNON: What projects are you working on right now?

Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals:  2019-2020 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition
Proposals are due Friday, March 15, 2019 | 5 pm

The Annual Quartet award competition is jointly sponsored by the PSC, the Population Aging Research Center, Boettner Center for Pension Retirement Research, and LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. The competition promotes high quality and innovative research in demography, economics, and related social and behavioral sciences. Quartet awards are funded for one year (or less) in duration and are selected through competitive peer review. Click here to read about former and currently funded projects