2013 Fisher Lecture to Focus on Health Reform

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Health policy expert Sara Rosenbaum will deliver the 2013 John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine at the West Virginia University College of Law on Thursday, April 11, at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. A reception will follow the lecture.

Rosenbaum’s lecture at the WVU College of Law will focus on what health reform has—and has not—accomplished for low income and medically underserved populations. She will discuss the challenges of turning coverage reforms into sustainable solutions for urban and rural communities.

Rosenbaum is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC.

An advisor to six Presidents and 16 Congresses, Rosenbaum has devoted her career to issues of health justice for populations who are medically underserved as a result of race, poverty, 
disability, or cultural exclusion.

The John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine was established through the generosity of Thomas S. Clark, M.D., and Jean Clark, formerly of Morgantown, and now Bruceton, W.Va. The Clark Family Lecture Series, funded by a half million dollar pledge in 1998, provides lectures in 10 fields of study throughout West Virginia University. A member of the faculty since 1968, Fisher is the William J. Maier, Jr. Dean Emeritus & Professor of Law.

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