Garfield Award 2008

Garfield Award 2008

Productivity Spillovers in Health Care

"Productivity Spillovers in Health Care: Evidence from the Treatment of Heart Attacks"

Publication: Journal of Political Economy. Volume 115, Issue 1, 2007, (University of Chicago).

Co-authored by Amitabh Chandra, PhD, of Harvard University and Douglas O. Staiger, PhD, of Dartmouth College

The 2008 Garfield Award was presented to Amitabh Chandra, PhD and Douglas O. Staiger, PhD, for their paper, "Productivity Spillovers in Health Care: Evidence from the Treatment of Heart Attacks" on October 14, 2008, in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

At the luncheon, keynote speaker, David Leonhardt of The New York Times, explained how research could play a role in the current economic crisis. “When we look at economic drivers in this country,” Leonhardt said, “what we see is a huge record of success when the government invests in things that are basic—basic science infrastructure.”

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution and award selection committee chair, presented the award to Chandra and Staiger.

Their publication was honored for developing a groundbreaking model that could improve the translation of research to medical practice. Since 2002, this award has been generously supported by the Eugene Garfield Foundation. This year, the University of Chicago Medical Center joined Research!America as a sponsoring partner. Kevin White, PhD, represented UCMC at the event.

A podcast of the award luncheon is available here.

As part of the 2008 award presentation, Research!America hosted a moderated discussion between representatives of the two presidential candidates.

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