In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has rallied behind healthcare workers—to both protect and support this critical community that continues to save lives in the face of personal danger. Now more than ever, it’s essential to understand how this workforce of nurses, doctors, and other indispensable personnel can be more effective through scientific research.
President Trump’s expanded Global Gag Rule limits NGOs’ ability to serve vulnerable populations and dramatically reduces access to sexual and reproductive health care.
A proposal spearheaded by the University of Pennsylvania has been named in the Top 100 in the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition , which offers a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges. Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA , and Penn Medicine’s Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD , are co-leads on the global project. Both are associate directors at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE ).