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
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:
- 2011. Macaran A. Baird, MD, MS, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Medicine, The University of Minnesota. Integrating Care: Improving Overall Health by Integrating Behavioral/Mental Health Care into Primary Care.
- 2010. William M. Tierney, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine. Electronic Health Records: Delivering the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time.
- 2009. Jonathan Gruber, PhD, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Universal Health Insurance Coverage: Progress and Issues.
- 2008. David Lawrence, MD, MPH, retired CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Permanente. Physician Sovereignty: The Dangerous Persistence of an Obsolete Idea.
- 2007. Judy Feder, PhD, Professor and Dean, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University. Our Troubled Health Care System: Why Is It So Hard to Fix?
- 2006. Mark V. Pauly, PhD, Bendheim Professor, and Professor of Health Care Systems, Business and Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. The Truth About Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection.
- 2005. John Wennberg, MD, MPH, Professor of Community and Family Medicine (Epidemiology) and of Medicine; Director, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Services; and Principal Investigator of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care project, Dartmouth Medical School. Variations among Regions and Hospitals in Managing Chronic Illness: How Much Care Is Enough?
- 2004. Milton Weinstein, PhD, Director of the Program on the Economic Evaluation of Medical Technology at Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, and Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. Spending Health Care Dollars Wisely: Can Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Help?
- 2003. David M. Cutler, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a faculty member of the Kennedy School of Government. Are the Benefits of Medicine Worth What We Pay for It?
- 2002. Ralph W. Muller, former President and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health Systems. The Changing American Hospital in the Twenty-First Century.
- 2001. Patricia M. Danzon, the Celia Moh Professor, and Professor of Health Care Systems, and Insurance and Risk Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Stephen B. Soumerai, Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at the Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Drug Policy Research Group at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Pharmaceuticals: Access, Cost, Pricing, and Directions for the Future.
- 2000. Deborah A. Freund, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost of Syracuse University. Medicaid, Managed Care, and Kids.
- 1999. Linda P. Fried, Director, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Health Promotion for Older Adults: What is the Potential?
- 1998. Paul B. Ginsburg, President, Center for Studying Health Change; Patricia D. Franklin, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Quality Management, SUNY Health Science Center; David G. Murray, Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Health Science Center; and Robert M. Corwin, Medical Director, MedBest Medical Management, Inc. and HealthBest IPA, Inc. The Evolving Practice of Medicine: A View from the Front Line. Moderator: Thomas H. Dennison, Adjunct Professor of Public Administration, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
- 1997. David J. Lansky, President of the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT). Who Will Control America's Health Care Systems: Consumers, Providers, Government?
- 1996. James R. Tallon, Jr., President of the United Hospital Fund of New York. New Conundrums: Public Policy and the Emerging Health Care Marketplace.
- 1995. David M. Lawrence, Chairman and CEO of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. Health Care: Public Good or Private Enterprise?
- 1994. Marilyn Moon, Senior Fellow with the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute. The Rhetoric and the Reality of Health Care Reform Legislation.
- 1993. John K. Iglehart, founding editor of Health Affairs and national correspondent for The New England Journal of Medicine. Pursuing Health-Care Reform: The Promise and the Pitfalls.
- 1992. Arnold S. Relman, Professor of Medicine and of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The New England Journal of Medicine. Reforming Our Health Care System.
- 1991. Bruce C. Vladeck, President of the United Hospital Fund of New York. Health Care Reform and the Proper Role of Government.
- 1990. Uwe E. Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Providing Access to Health Care and Containing its Costs: Options for the United States.
- 1989. Fred Frohock, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; Peter Black, Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospital; and Daniel Callahan, Director of The Hastings Center. Ethics and the Allocation of Resources for Medical Care.