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CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2014 - 2015

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IMMERSION 2014
FALL 2014
SPRING 2015
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CORE SEMINARS SPRING 2015
Please check back for updates and changes. RSVPs appreciated. Most seminars will take place in CGIS South, S-450, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge MA, 02138
Feb.19, Thursday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
CGIS S-450
Frank Levy, MIT Professor Emeritus and current lecturer at Harvard University's Department of Health Care Policy.

The Boom and Not-Quite Bust in the Market for Medical Imaging and Radiologists
   
March 5, Thursday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
CGIS S-450
Adam Sacarny, Harvard University RWJ Economics Scholar, Cohort 21

Intervening with Informative Letters in Health Care: Fighting Fraudulent Prescribing and Improving Consumer Choices

   
March 9, Monday 12:30 - 2:30 pm
CGIS S-153

Mary Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology at Harvard University & RWJ Executive Committee member.

Disaster and Health: a Longitudinal Study of Hurricane Katrina Survivors

   
March 12, Thursday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
CGIS S-450

RWJ Political Science Scholar Ruth Bloch-Rubin, Cohort 21

Reservation Care: Congress and the Political Origins of American Indian Health Care

   
March 26, Thursday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
CGIS S-450

RWJ Sociology Scholar Joanna V. Brooks, Cohort 20

Primary Care Teaming with Residents: Preliminary Findings from an Interview Study

   
April 2, Thursday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
CGIS S-450
RWJ Sociology Scholar Adam Goldstein, Cohort 21

Debt, Wealth, and Health Insurance Coverage Among Young Adults, Pre- and Post-ACA
   

April 9, Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CGIS S-450

Jennifer Hochschild, RWJ Executive Committee, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University College Professor.

Genetic Determinism, Technology Optimism, Race, and Partisanship: Linkages in Public Attitudes

   
April 23, Thursday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
CGIS S-450

RWJ Sociology Scholar Daniel Navon, Cohort 20

'The gene didn’t get the memo': Realigning the normal and pathological in genetic medicine

   
April 30, Thursday
12:00 - 2:00 pm
CGIS S-450

RWJ Political Science Scholar Sarah Staszak, Cohort 20

The Shadow of Law: Arbitration and Medical Malpractice Reform

   
May 19, Tueday 2:30pm, S-450 Practice Talks for Annual Meeting: Ruth Bloch-Rubin, Joanna V. Brooks
   
May 21, Thursday 10:00 am, S-450 Practice Talks for Annual Meeting: Daniel Navon, Adam Sacarny, Adam Goldstein
   
IMMERSION SEMINAR CALENDAR 2014 (Cohorts XXI only)
Immersion Seminars are held in CGIS South and CGIS Knafel, Cambridge
Aug. 25, Mon.
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450
Orientation to Harvard RWJ with Program Director Kathy Swartz
   

Aug 27, Wed
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450

Kathy Swartz: Overview and History of US health care, big issues facing the US today. Skim or read books by Paul Starr, Jennifer Klein, and Rashi Fein from books given to you. 
   

Aug 28, Thurs
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450

Kathy Swartz: What’s in the Affordable Care Act law?  Myths and facts about the uninsured and the genesis of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance markets and the exchanges, and premiums subsidies.
   
Sept. 2, Tues.
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450
Kathy Swartz: Medicaid and Medicare: Different histories and financing, different constituencies, similar problems for state and federal policymakers.
   

Sept. 4, Thurs.
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450

Kathy Swartz: Medicaid and Medicare: Different histories and financing, different constituencies, similar problems for state and federal policymakers.
   
Sept. 9, Tues.
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450
Kathy Swartz
   
Sept.11, Thurs.
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450
Kathy Swartz
   
Sept. 16, Tues.
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450
Meredith Rosenthal Professor of Health Economics and Policy and Sara Singer, Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Policy, from Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management: Accountable Care Organizations, payments to physicians, organizational behavior, incentives to create hospital climates of safety
   

Sept. 18, Thurs.
9:00 - 10:30 am
S-250

Michael Chernew: Professor of Health Care Policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School: Growth in Health Care Spending – is it a problem? How to slow the growth rate?
   

Sept 23, Tues
Noon - 2:00 pm
S-450

Kathy Swartz
   
Sept. 25, Thurs. No seminar.
   

Sept 30, Tues
2:30 - 4:30 pm
K-252, Knafel Bldg.

Kathy Swartz.
Please note new time.

   

Oct. 2, Thurs
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Tsai Auditorium
CGIS South
Concourse Level

Public Forum: “Taking Stock of Health Reform – Accomplishments, Challenges, and Political Prospects,” Sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute, the Center for American Political Studies, and the Scholars Strategy Network; followed by a wine & cheese reception until 6:45 pm.
   
Oct. 8, Wed.
9:00 - 11:00 am
S-450
Michael Chernew: Economic Topics in Health Policy Research
   
Oct. 9, Thurs.
9:00 - 11:00 am

S-354
Thomas McGuire, Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School: Economic Topics on Health Policy
   
Oct. 15, Wed.
12:15 - 2:00 pm
K-031, Knafel Bldg.
Concourse Level
Daniel Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and Jennifer Hochschild, and other Gov. faculty: Political Science and Topics in Health Policy Research with special emphasis on regulation by government agencies
   

Oct 16, Thurs.
12:15 – 2:00 pm
S-450

Daniel Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and Jennifer Hochschild, and other Gov. faculty: Political Science and Topics in Health Policy Research
   

Oct. 22, Wed.
12:00 - 2:00 pm
William James Hall
Room 1550

Sociology Immersion Seminars: Mary Waters and Sara Shostak, at the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University & former RWJF Health & Society Scholar at Columber University: History of medical sociology and sociological perspectives on medical and health policy issues.

 
Nov 14, Fri.
1:00 - 3:00 pm
S-450
Jason Beckfield, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and Mary Ruggie, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School: Sociological perspectives on Health Policy Issues and Research, and publishing in sociology journals
   
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