You and a guest are invited to join:
The Battle Creek Community Foundation
Regional Health Alliance
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
For a noteworthy presentation by:
Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, FACP
Health Reform in the Trump Era: Moving Forward from the ACA to Single Payer
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
One Michigan Avenue, East
Battle Creek, Michigan
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:00 p.m. - Hors d'oeuvres Reception
7:00 p.m. - Presentation
Stephanie “Steffie” Woolhandler, MD, MPH, FACP
Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler is a practicing primary care physician, distinguished professor of public health and health policy in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, adjunct clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she co-directed the general internal medicine fellowship program and practiced primary care internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital.
Dr. Stephanie J. Woolhandler has advocated guaranteed access to health care for all members of society, including the Americans currently without medical insurance. In 1986, she helped found Physicians for a National Health Program, a not-for-profit organization for physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who advocate a national health insurance program.
Stephanie Woolhandler was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1951 and earned her bachelor's degree at Stanford University in California in 1975. She graduate with her doctor of medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1979. She returned to the West Coast for her internship and residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and earned her master's degree in public health at the University of California-Berkeley. In 1983, Dr. Woolhandler moved to Massachusetts and began a medical residency at The Cambridge Hospital, where she served as the National Health Services Research Fellow in general internal medicine from 1986 to 1987. During this time, she credits Dr. Robert S. Lawrence, chief of medicine, with helping her develop a vision of how she could combine her social activism with a medical career.
Dr. Woolhandler originally envisioned a life of service to the poor where she would be providing hands-on care. Explaining her choice of medicine as a career she recalled, "After several years of working in the movement against the Vietnam War, I sought a career that would allow me to continue my work for social change. I also loved math and science. Medicine was a career that allowed me to combine both my interests...I could reach a large audience for progressive ideas by publishing in medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the JAMA."
On the Harvard faculty since 1987, Dr. Woolhandler has conducted research and published her results in dozens of articles, chapters, and books, including Bleeding the Patient: The Consequences of Corporate Health Care, published in 2000. Studying the inequalities in health and health care, administrative costs in medicine, and national health insurance, she promotes a national health program with a single payer system. Towards that end, she helped found Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) in 1986, a not-for-profit organization of physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who support a national health insurance program. Since that time, PNHP has flourished and now numbers about ten thousand physicians who support national non-profit health insurance.
Numerous honors and awards have recognized her contributions to health care. In 1990, she was the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. In 1994, she received the Edward K. Barsky Award from the Physicians Forum and in 1996, the Ethical Culture Society named her "Humanist of the Year."
The Winslow Lectureship originated 31 years ago by the late Norman Williamson, Jr., a grandson of W.K. Kellogg, and a lifelong friend of Dr. Sherwood B. Winslow, who established an endowment fund at the Battle Creek Community Foundation. Mr. Williamson wanted this lectureship to stand as a testament to Dr. Winslow's distinguished surgical career, positive leadership in the medical community and personal qualities of dignity, compassion, warmth and lifelong dedication to service.
If you'd like to make a donation to the fund to continue the growth of this distinguished lectureship, please contact the Battle Creek Community Foundation at 269-962-2181.
Since its inception, the Sherwood B. Winslow Lectureship Series has welcomed experts from a variety of disciplines to the Battle Creek community to address health and wellness topics of regional, national and global concern.
In support of improving patient care, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit amount subject to change.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.