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Research!America Honors Univ. of Chicago Economists for Study Showing Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS Drug Development
Date:10/9/2007

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Citing the importance of the Garfield Award in encouraging further study in this area, Mary Woolley, Research!America's president, said, "We need much more work like that of Dr. Philipson and Dr. Jena to show how important health-related research is for our nation's economy as well as our length and quality of life."

About the 2007 Recipients

Tomas Philipson, Ph.D., is a tenured professor in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. He is also a faculty member of the university's Department of Economics and its Law School. One of the nation's leading experts in the field of health economics, he has served as a senior economic adviser to the U.S. government.

Anupam Jena completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago in 2006 as part of the University's Medical Scientist (MD/Ph.D.) Training Program. He is currently a third-year medical student at the University of Chicago and a Bing Center Visiting Fellow at the Rand Corporation. His research has focused on the economic value of medical innovation, implications of cost-effectiveness policies for technological growth and the economics of fertility.

About Research!America

Research!America is the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance working to make research to improve health a higher national priority. Founded in 1989, Research!America is supported by more than 500 member organizations that represent the voices of more than 125 million Americans.

Ms. Woolley is available for further comment.


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