Visiting Harvard Medical School Prof. to lecture on Health Reform April 29th

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
David U. Himmelstein, M.D
 
 
David U. Himmelstein, M.D,
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
 
 
 
Who:
David U. Himmelstein, M.D. is a primary care physician in Cambridge, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Social and Community Medicine at Cambridge Hospital. He received his M.D. degree from Columbia University, and completed internal medicine training at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA and a fellowship in general internal medicine at Harvard. In 1987 he co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program, a group of 17,000 doctors that advocates for single payer national health insurance. He has authored more than 160 scientific articles and seven books.
 
What:
“Health Reform 2.0: Reboot, Retry” by David U. Himmelstein, M.D, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 4-5 p.m.
The lecture is free and open to the public. 
A single payer national health insurance program enjoys wide support from physicians and the public. Yet political leaders rejected such reform and instead passed a halfway measure that will reinforce the role of private insurers, push costs up even faster, and still leave at least 23 million uninsured. Such reforms have been tried, and failed, in several statewide reform efforts since 1988. The urgency of single payer reform will increase in the years ahead. Dr. Himmelstein walks you through the case for single payer reform without increasing overall health spending.
 
When:
Thursday, April 29, 2010 (Lecture: 4-5 pm; Reception immediately following talk)
 
Where:
University of Arizona
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Drachman Hall, Room A114
1295 N. Martin Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
 
Why:
The James E. Dalen Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy endowment supports a series of visiting professors in Health Policy. These distinguished scholars offer lectures and discussions to our campus community and to the public on local, state, national, and international health policy issues.
 
The endowment was created in honor of James E. Dalen, M.D., M.P.H., Dean and Professor Emeritus of the UA College of Medicine and Professor Emeritus of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. We are forever grateful for his countless contributions to the advancement of the University of Arizona and his key role in establishing the Zuckerman College of Public Health.
 
Contact:
Gerri Kelly, UA Zuckerman College of Public Health
520.626.9669 • gkelly@email.arizona.edu