Yale Professor to Discuss Politics and Universal Health Care

March 22, 2007

Theodore Marmor, Ph.D., professor of public management and political science at Yale University, will deliver the 15th annual Saward-Berg lecture Friday April 6 at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His topic will be “The Quest for Universal Health Care: Understanding that Struggle in American Politics.”

Doctoral and post-graduates students in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine selected the Saward-Berg lecturer.

Marmor will speak at 1 p.m. in Adolph Auditorium (1-7619).

Marmor teaches politics and public policy in Yale's political science, management, and law schools. He is recognized as an expert on the politics of the modern welfare state in North America and Western Europe. He has written or co-authored a dozen books, including The Politics of Medicare, America's Misunderstood Welfare State, Understanding Health Care Reform, and Fads and Fashions in Medical Care Management. Marmor, a fellow if the Institute of Medicine, is a former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

The lecture is named for Ernest Saward, M.D., and Robert L. Berg, M.D. Saward, a 1939 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, was medical director of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program from 1945 to 1970, and a former faculty member. Berg was the founding chair of the Department of Community Medicine who taught and mentored medical students for almost 50 years.

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