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14th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture Presented by Dr. Alan M. Jette

October 26th, 2012 in Lectures, sargent college 0 comments

As America experiences a major demographic shift because of increasing longevity, declining fertility and aging of the baby boomers, health care is changing fundamentally.

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On November 7th, Professor Alan M. Jette will deliver the 14th annual Dudley Allen Sargent Distinguished Lecture, which honors Sargent College founder Dudley Allen Sargent, M.D. whose mission was to provide students with comprehensive health care training.  In his lecture, “Face Into the Storm,” Dr. Jette will focus on the fundamental changes occurring within healthcare, including challenges of limited access to services and unsustainable cost escalation.

Jette, an expert on health policy and disability research, serves as director of the Health & Disability Research Institute and professor of Health Policy & Management at Boston University School of Public Health. His work focuses on the development of measurement instruments to evaluate the quality of health care.

The event will begin at 4pm at Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public. All attendees are invited to attend a reception following the lecture in the Setterberg Lounge.

For more information, contact Kat Tokarz; 617-353- 2705, ktokarz@bu.edu.

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“Sick” play comes to BU

April 2nd, 2012 in Arts, Theatre 0 comments

Hosted by the School of Social Work, “Sick” is coming to Boston University for one night only.  On Tuesday, April 3rd, writer and performer Elizabeth Kenny will give one performance of her one-woman show and host a special live Q&A session immediately following the show.  Kenny and “Sick” come to Boston after a successful 3-month run in Seattle.  The performance, collaboratively created with New City Theater Artistic Director John Kazanjian, explores a patient’s two-year odyssey inside the most advanced healthcare system in the world – an odyssey that almost killed her.

This event is free for BU students, faculty, and alumni.  Tickets for the general public are available at the door for $25.00.  The performance and following discussion will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the George Sherman Union in the GSU Conference Auditorium on the second floor.

For additional information or questions, contact Cecilia Hughes at 617-353-3750.

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Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life

October 1st, 2010 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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Today starting at 9AM ,  leading experts will debate heathcare ideas and others as part of the <a href=”http://sph.bu.edu/index.php/Bicknell/2010-william-j-bicknell-lectureship-in-public-health/menu-id-617154.html”>2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health</a> at the <a href=”http://sph.bu.edu/”>Boston University School of Public Health</a>. This year’s topic is “Controlling Healthcare Costs: Your Money or Your Life?”  featuring lecturer <a href=”http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/cutler/bio”>David Cutler</a>. Panelists include <a href=”http://sph.bu.edu/Gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=4219″>Alice Coombs, M.D.</a> President of the <a href=”http://www.massmed.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home6″>Massachusetts Medical Society</a><a href=”http://www.southshorehospital.org/index.html”></a>; <a href=”http://people.forbes.com/profile/william-c-van-faasen/43260″>William C. Van Faasen</a>, CEO of <a href=”https://www.bluecrossma.com/”>Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts</a>; and <a href=”http://www.bmc.org/about/who/ceo.htm”>Kate Walsh, M.P.H</a>. President and CEO of the <a href=”http://www.bmc.org/index.htm”>Boston Medical Center</a>. The event will take place at <a href=”http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp;q=670+albany+street+boston+ma&amp;wrapid=tlif12851878272132&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=670+Albany+St,+Boston,+MA+02118&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=-WiaTMrsL4H-8AbetdmVAQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=geocode_result&amp;ct=title&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CBMQ8gEwAA”>670 Albany Street </a>on the Medical Campus.

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