Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy

Diane E. Meier, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, NY

Held on Friday, October 12, 2012

Sheraton University Hotel, 801 University Avenue

This event was free and open to the public; no registration required. A reception followed.

Dr. Diane E. Meier is Vice Chair for Public Policy for the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.  She is also the Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. Under her leadership the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than doubled in the last 5 years. She was formerly Director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine; and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Meier is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, the National Institute on Aging Academic Career Leadership Award, the Open Society Institute Faculty Scholar's Award of the Project on Death in America, the Founders Award of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine. She is the Principal Investigator of an NCI-funded five-year multisite study on the outcomes of hospital palliative care services in cancer patients.  In March 2009, Dr. Meier received the Clinical Excellence Award at the fourth annual Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. National Physician of the Year Awards.

This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Policy Research of the Maxwell School and the Central New York Community Foundation. 

If you would like more information, please contact:

Kelly J. Bogart
Center for Policy Research
426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1020
Telephone (315) 443-9040 | FAX (315) 443-1081

About the Lourie Lecture

The Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture is jointly sponsored by Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc., and administered by the Center for Policy Research.

Herbert Lourie, MD, was a distinguished member of the national and international medical communities in the field of neurosurgery, as well as a physician who understood medicine as a high calling that demands the utmost of skill, intellect, compassion and character. With his untimely death in 1987, our community lost a beloved healer, teacher, and leader. A generous outpouring of money by his many friends, patients, colleagues, and family funds this lecture series on health care policy and the allocation of health care resources.

Past lecturers include: