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Date: Mar 01, 2010
Hofstra Hosts New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations from Home and Abroad
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY -- The Hofstra Cultural Center in conjunction with the School of Law, the School of Education, Health and Human Services, Hofstra's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine hosts New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations from Home and Abroad on Thursday and Friday March 11 and 12, 2010. The conference will feature keynote speakers Vincente Navarro, M.D., professor of public policy, sociology and policy studies, Johns Hopkins University and Peter Zweifel, Ph.D., professor of economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
The goal of the New Directions in American Health Care conference is twofold. First, the conference seeks to facilitate discussion from an interdisciplinary perspective around transferable solutions to continuing shortcomings in American health care finance and delivery a year into the new presidential administration. Second, it aims to help set a research and policy agenda to ameliorate critical dilemmas in coverage, cost and quality of health care.
Special guests will include Deborah Bachrach, J.D., health care attorney, health policy consultant and former New York State Medicaid Director and Howard B. Dean III, M.D., senior presidential fellow, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra. University Co-Directors for the conference are: Janet Dolgin, Ph.D., J.D., Jack and Freda Dicker distinguished professor of health care law, Rachel Kreier, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and Corinne Kyriacou, Ph.D., assistant professor of community health.
For more additional details, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/newdirections. Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law.