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Physician seeking cure for sick healthcare system to talk at UCI


EVENT: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of the National Institutes of Health will talk on “Beyond Band-Aids: Curing America’s Sick Health Care System” in this Howard A. Schneiderman Memorial Bioethics Lecture sponsored by the School of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine. Emanuel will describe various options for healthcare reform, including how they address coverage, cost control and quality.

DATE: Thursday, May 22, 2008
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering (Bldg. 80 on campus map).

BACKGROUND: Emanuel believes America’s healthcare system must be reformed to serve the country’s medical needs. He will talk about why the system is inefficient, inequitable and fiscally unsustainable.

Emanuel is chairman of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the NIH. He attended Amherst College and Oxford University before receiving his M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Emanuel, a breast oncologist, was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School before joining the NIH.

He has received many awards including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and to the Association of American Physicians. Emanuel has published numerous scientific papers, books and newspaper editorials on clinical and international research ethics, healthcare reform, end-of-life care, euthanasia, the ethics of managed care and the physician-patient relationship.


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