Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, was presented with the 2015 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science. Above all, the award honored his expertise in translation from clinical use into public benefit and policy. As a result, Dr. Volpp was given the prestigious award at the organization’s sixth annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Volpp, director of the UPenn PRC, is a professor of Medicine and Health Care Management. He is the director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, in addition to vice-chair of health policy in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. These positions are held within Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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