|CHOPR Director, Dr. Linda H. Aiken, oversaw the Project Workshop on Community Health Nursing in Chengdu, Sichuan China|
|May 10, 2013 - Members of the China Medical Board (CMB) Nursing Network from eight different provinces in China assembled recently with Dr. Linda H. Aiken, Senior Advisor on Nursing for the CMB; and Dr. Thomas Mackey, Associate Dean for Practice, and Director of the University of Texas Health Service. The purpose of the meeting was to design a multi-site model for expanded roles for nurses in community care. The CMB China Nursing Network is a collaboration between eight university nursing schools and their faculty. The CMB created the China Nursing Network (CNNN) in order to revise and update current nursing curricula, strengthen faculty, promote research, and experiment with new models of service delivery. The above photo taken with Drs. Aiken and Mackey include nurses and other officials from the West China Nursing School of Sichuan University in Chengdu; the Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Nursing; the Central South University School of Nursing; and, the China Medical University School of Nursing. Follow this link to learn more about CHOPR's research and work in China.|
|The Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and the Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Nursing kickoff new collaborative research initiative|
|April 22, 2013 - The Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing Research Scholarship Program was developed to provide clinical nurses the opportunity to learn and participate in scholarly research projects. Under the guidance of Dr. Linda H. Aiken and her team, nurses will receive education, mentoring and support. The Program, utilizing the tenants of the Magnet® Framework for Nursing Excellence, seeks to develop participants as research mentors for the staff at Pennsylvania Hospital, foster professional growth, develop a culture of research appreciation and utilization in clinical practice, and increase the amount of research conducted by direct care nurses at Pennsylvania Hospital. Photo from Left: Dr. Ann Kutney Lee, Assistant Professor of Nursing, CHOPR; Dr. Linda Hatfield, Director of Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Pennsylvania Hospital; Dr. Linda H. Aiken, Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research; Dr. Michael Buckley, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Hospital; and, Mary Del Guidice, Chief Nursing Officer, Pennsylvania Hospital.|
|Center Director, Dr. Linda H. Aiken, is the recipient of the inaugural 2013 Velji Global Health Project of the Year Award|
April 15, 2013 - The CUGH Awards Committee
has selected Dr. Linda H. Aiken, as the recipient of the Velji Project of the Year Award for 2013. The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of global health. The Award was presented to Dr. Aiken - a leader who exemplifies CUGH’s mission of building collaborations and exchange of knowledge across disciplines - at the Fourth Annual CUGH Conference in Washington, DC, entitled Global Health: Innovation, Implementation, Impact
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|Standing Faculty from the School of Nursing with Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Executive Director, Dr. Daniel Polsky |
|January 10, 2013 - Photo shown above from left: Dr. Eileen Lake, Associate Director, CHOPR; Daniel Polsky, Executive Director, LDI; Dr. Linda H. Aiken, Director, CHOPR; and Dr. Yvonne Patterson, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, UPENN School of Nursing.|
|A Keynote Address Deliverd by Center Director, Dr. Linda H. Aiken, Garnered Media Attention Overseas|
Dr. Aiken delivered the keynote address at the Norwegian Nurses Organization's Centenary Jubillee in Oslo, Norway in celebration of the organization's 100th Anniversary.
Graduate Nurse Education Network of Greater Philadelphia to Produce More Advanced Practice Nurses
August 6, 2012 - The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been funded by the federal government to facilitate an increase in the numbers of nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists educated in the Greater Philadelphia Region. The following nine nursing schools are participating. Interested applicants are referred to their websites for more information about applying.
|HUP awarded funding to carry out Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration|
August 3, 2012 - HUP officials gathered with CHOPR principals for the first time after learning that Penn is one of five hospitals selected to carry out the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration. The primary goal of the demonstration is to increase the provision of qualified training to APRN students. The clinical training included in this demonstration will provide APRNs with the clinical skills necessary to provide primary care, preventive care, transitional care, chronic care management, and other services appropriate for Medicare beneficiaries.
Photo shown from left: Amy Miller, Research Center Administrator; Garry Scheib, Executive Director, HUP; Victoria Rich, Chief Nursing Officer, HUP; Dr. Linda H. Aiken, Center Director; Dr. Matthew McHugh, Assistant Professor of Nursing.
Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities
Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications are now being accepted for positions in Fall 2013. Follow the above link to learn more about the program and how to apply.
The Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is a research and research training enterprise focusing on the outcomes of health care and health workforce policy. Established in 1989, the Center is a unique community within the School of Nursing drawing together faculty, students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows from nursing, sociology, demography, medicine, management, economics, and other related disciplines. With collaborators from around the world, Center researchers study health system reorganization and policy changes and aim to produce research evidence to improve the quality of health care.
Our Program of Research
Nursing workforce issues - the supply of nurses, nurse education, and scope of practice
The impact of legislation and policy, hospital organization and staffing, and hospital economic, geographic and social context on patient outcomes like mortality, adverse events, and hospital readmissions and nurse outcomes like job satisfaction and burnout.
The impact of policy, hospital organizational traits and context on racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health care outcomes
The impact of changing hospital populations -namely patients with increasingly complex and chronic conditions-on the organization of nursing care and patient and nurse outcomes.
Our studies have always involved adult medical/surgical patients and over the years we have expanded our focus to include pediatric, neonatal, psychiatric, oncology, ICU, the elderly, the chronically ill and other specialty populations.