November 30, 2023 10:38 am

On November 29th, a panel discussion on the future of health care will be held at UB, focusing on topics covered in the recent “Future of Health” report. This joint release by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB and the Jacobs Institute features experts from both local and national levels who will share their insights on the healthcare system. The event is free and open to the public, with a networking reception following from 5-6:30 p.m.

The panel discussion will cover four main topics: “Self-Health Rising,” “Navigating the Intersection: Politics, Climate Change, and Public Health,” “Health Equity and the Path Forward,” and “Advancements in Healthcare Technology.” Moderating this discussion will be Allison Brashear, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, as well as Adnan Siddiqui, CEO and CMO of the Jacobs Institute and vice chair and professor of neurosurgery in the Jacobs School.

Other panelists include Ethan Watters, senior editor of the Future of Health Report, David E. Duncan, executive editor of the same report, Diana Aga, director of UB’s RENEW Institute, Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy in the Jacobs School, Rev. George Nicholas, pastor of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and CEO of Buffalo Center for Health Equity, Kelly Wofford, director of health equity at Erie County Department of Health.

The “Future of Health” report highlights both systemic challenges in healthcare as well as significant advancements that have potential to revolutionize it. It’s a follow-up to 2017’s “The Future of Medicine” report which predicted disruptive changes due to emerging technologies

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