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Healthcare in America

Lecture Series & Pre-clinical Elective

Faculty Course Director, Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG Former  Dean of  the  Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

The Healthcare in America Elective serves to expose medical students, faculty, and others in the Providence community to local, national, and systems level issues in health policy via a series of dynamic  lectures and  discussions.


The Birth of the Medical-Industrial Complex in America-­ And What's to be Done About it Now
Mike Magee, MD -- Former Executive at Pfizer & Author of "Code Blue: Inside the Medical Industrial Complex"
Thursday, September 5 at 6:00pm Alpert Medical School room 275


The Effects of Hospital Consolidations on the Health of Patients, Providers and Communities Chris Koller, MA -- President of Milbank Memorial Fund & Former Health Insurance Comissioner

Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm Alpert Medical School room  275


The Byzantine Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Politics, Prerogative and Pricing
David Guzick, MD, PhD -- President of University of Florida Health
Thursday, October 3 at 6:00pm 70 Ship Street, room 107


Health Information Technology: The Past, Present and Future

David Blumenthal, MD, PhD -- President of the Commonwealth Fund & Former CIO of Partners Healthcare System
Thursday, October  17 at 6:00pm Alpert Medical School room 160


Pre-Approval  Access  to  lnvestigational Products: What  Limits?
Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE -- John Russell Dickson, MD

Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine

Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00pm Alpert Medical School room  275


Lessons from Washington, DC
David Shulkin, MD -- Former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Thursday, November 21 at 6:00pm Alpert Medical School room 275


Health is More Than Healthcare:
Integrating Social Determinants of Health, Public Policy and Advocacy Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP -- EVP & CEO, American College of Physicians Thursday, December 5 at 6:00pm Alpert Medical School room 275

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