Live: “Chicago Contributes” Health Forum in DC

Last night, President Barack Obama addressed Congress about the need for health care reform, and today the University of Chicago is presenting a timely forum in Washington, DC, on the subject of access to health care. With a keynote address from Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and a panel that includes several health care policy experts, the event promises to be a interesting discussion of how universities are participating in the current national health care conversation. In cooperation with the UofC News Office, we’ll be running a live-stream of the event from 12 noon Chicago time, along with live, updating commentary from blog editor Jeremy Manier and Medical Center communications director John Easton at the forum, and Rob Mitchum, who will be watching the stream with you. Below the video feed and live blog you can find the agenda and the participants in the health care forum, or you can read more about the Chicago Contributes event (which will also feature an education forum following the health care discussion) here:


Keynote: Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary
Panel: “Access After Health Care Reform”
Moderator: Michele Norris, Host of NPR’s All Things Considered


  • Eric Whitaker
    • Executive VP, Strategic Affiliations, and Associate Dean of Community-based Research at the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Pedro Jose Greer
    • Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health and Society, Florida International University School of Medicine
  • Gerard Clancy
    • President, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, and Dean, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa College of Medicine
  • Kavita Patel
    • Director of Policy of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D.
    • Executive Chairman & CEO, Abraxis Health, and Executive Director, UCLA Wireless Health Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
About Rob Mitchum (525 Articles)
Rob Mitchum is communications manager at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.
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