Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. General Education

Enroll in a free 14-week webinar and ask an array of experts about Health Care

See also

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine will offer a free 14-week “webinar” course on the topic of health care, to both UVa students and to community members.

In this series which is scheduled to begin on 23 January, will feature guest lecturers who are the “elite” among the country’s health policy experts.

Included among the presenters are Gerald Anderson of Johns Hopkins University; David Blumenthal of Commonwealth Fund; Marc Boom from Houston Methodist Hospital; Tsung-Mei Cheng of Princeton University; Carolyn Clancy of the Department of Veterans Affairs; David Goodman of Dartmouth College; Harlan Krumholz of Yale University; Mark McClellan of the Brookings Institution; John McDonough of Harvard University; Sean Nicholson of Cornell University; Uwe Reinhardt of Princeton University; Sara Rosenbaum of George Washington University and William Stead of Vanderbilt University.

Carolyn Engelhard, director of UVa’s Health Policy Program and Dr. Arthur “Tim” Garson, director of the Center for Health Policy at UVa co-moderate the weekly lectures; and co-founded the series earlier this year Englehard notes that the speakers in the series – for those who are experts involved in health policy, these are “the big hitters.”

The series is funded by the Center for Health Policy within the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and will include students from within the UVa community and other universities, including Cornell, Vanderbilt and the University of Texas at Austin; and because each of the one-hour seminars is intentionally focused on answering questions, it offers a unique experience of interactivity and “collaborative learning.”

There are 30 UVa students who take part as a supplement to their usual “in-person” course, as do the students from the partnering schools and they are already familiar with the topics that are to be discussed.

For those from the community who care to participate, the series does not include any tests; although in order to get the most from the series there are weekly readings offered in preparation for that week’s guest lecturer’s topic and the opportunity is offered to ask questions of the guest lecturers based on the readings.

For those who follow the national dialogue of health policy – whether in school or not – the free experience and discussion between experts and amateurs is incomparable, Engelhard points out that whether or not one is in school or not, the experience of having this kind of discussion and dialogue among experts in health policy is unparalleled:

“It creates a great sense of collegiality. It’s not just student-to-student, the classroom becomes more virtual, less walls, it’s just a richer experience for everybody.”

In order to sign up for the Health Care series, sponsored by the Department of Public Health Sciences, contact Carolyn Engelhard, director of UVa’s Health Policy Program via email, at cle6z@virginia.edu.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • What is the Library of Congress? Part X
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517262408" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517262408&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Bertelsmann Announces 2013 Fiscal Year Results, Part I
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517679721" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517679721&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Test your shapes knowledge article clip
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Xwu3xTqg6QA?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!