Hobart and William Smith Colleges invite alums and other members of the campus community to take part in an in-depth and interactive conversation regarding the conflicts, costs, benefits, and social implications of health care reform. As part of Reunion 2010, a U.S. Health Care Symposium will take place on Friday, June 4 at 1:15 p.m. in the Geneva Room at the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
The discussion will feature a panel of nationally-recognized authorities on health care. Dr. Judy Feder is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a professor of public policy at Georgetown University. She is one of the nation’s leaders in health policy-particularly in efforts to understand and improve the U.S health insurance system. A widely published scholar, her three decades of policy research began at the Brookings Institution, continued at the Urban Institute, and, since 1984, flourished at Georgetown University. Her expertise on health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care is regularly drawn upon by members of Congress, executive officials, and the national media.
Dr. Carolyn Cooper is a partner in the primary care practice of Drs. Andereck, Hightower, and Cooper, which is affiliated with the California Pacific Medical Center. She is a lecturer in medical ethics at the Graduate Business School at San Francisco State University and the Richardson School of Law and Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Trustee Dr. Richard Wasserman ’70 is regular speaker on the topic of bioethics and the future of health care, a prolific author or co-author of more than 50 publications, and principle investigator on more than 75 FDA-approved research studies, Wasserman is the president of DallasAllergyImmunology. For the past 20 years, he has been in the private practice of allergy and immunology, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of antibody deficiency syndromes and the therapy of asthma.
Will K. Weinstein ’60, L.H.D. ’04 is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University and the University of Hawaii where he lectures on ethics in the graduate business and law schools. Serving on the advisory board of a number of business and health care organizations, his dedication to health issues and business ethics has made him a sought-after speaker at conferences and colleges and universities nationally and internationally. He has also delivered health care commentaries on radio and television.