Wake Forest to present panel discussion on health reform and the 2008 elections
August 15, 2008
A panel discussion on health reform and the 2008 elections will be held Sept. 25 at Wake Forest University.
Free and open to the public, the event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall. It is sponsored by Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Program in Bioethics, Health and Society and the Wake Forest Department of Communication.
Health policy scholar Jonathan B. Oberlander of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will make a presentation at the panel discussion. Oberlander is an associate professor in the social medicine department and the health policy and administration department at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is also an adjunct associate professor in the political science department there.
Oberlander, whose research interests include Medicare and health politics and policy, is the author of “The Political Life of Medicare” and numerous journal articles and book chapters on Medicare and related health policy topics. Oberlander is often interviewed on health policy topics for National Public Radio programs, including “Morning Edition” and “Fresh Air,” as well as radio station WUNC’s “The State of Things.”
He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in political science at Yale University and his bachelor’s degree in political science at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Panelists from the Wake Forest faculty will include: Mark Hall, Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest School of Law and professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine; Michael S. Lawlor, professor of economics and director of the undergraduate minor in health policy and administration; and Alison Snow Jones, associate professor of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine.