School of Nursing
Creating a Healthy Work Environment6/6/09 - What can alumni who are leaders of organizations do to create healthy work environments? The hallmarks of a healthy work environment include skilled communication, true collaboration, and meaningful recognition. Dorrie Fontaine, Dean
of the School of Nursing, explores what a universal healthy work environment can be and how best to achieve it in the challenging workplaces of today.
The Medical Center Hour: Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America11/19/08 - Consensus that the system is ineffectual and calls for health care reform have produced
varied solutions with bedeviling details. Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD outlines the essential elements
of an effective, sustainable health care system and promotes comprehensive change. Co-presenters:
Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, School of Law's Sadie Lewis Webb Program.
The Medical Center Hour: The Health of Charlottesville: Diagnosing and Caring for Our Community11/12/08 - What are the biggest health-related challenges facing Charlottesville-Albemarle? Using
a new community-wide assessment and strategic plan, how can we improve overall health? Speakers:
Lillian Peake, MD, MPH and Mayor Dave Norris. Co-presenters: Department of Public Health Sciences, Center on Health Disparities, and Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
The Medical Center Hour: Are We Really Ready for Health Care Reform?11/5/08 - Description=Health care accessibility and affordability require improvement, but true reform
dictates revolutionizing the health care delivery system. Speaker Joanne Disch, Ph.D. advocates a
The Medical Center Hour: Novel Paradigms for Personalized Therapy and Drug Discovery in Cancer10/29/08 - Moving beyond trial-and-error treatments, cancer researchers see a breakthrough on the
horizon: patient-specific, individualized therapy based on physiology, overall health, and disease
type and stage. UVa urologist Dan Theodorescu explores personalized medicine: Where are we in the quest for customized cancer treatment? How will it benefit patients, medicine, and society?
The Medical Center Hour: Overcoming Literacy-Related Barriers to Health10/8/08 - Approximately 90 million Americans have trouble reading, understanding, and following
through on health information and instructions. What are the literacy-related barriers to health?
How can health care institutions, communities, libraries, and individual health professionals
promote and improve health literacy? Co-presented by Claude Moore Health Sciences Library's Health
Literacy Working Group.
The Medical Center Hour: Patients and Families as Mentors: Growth and Development of a Pediatrician9/24/08 - This lecture celebrates the humanistic values at the heart of doctoring
The Medical Center Hour: The Politics of Vaccination in American History9/17/08 - Vaccination policy and practices have always been challenged. While the science of
vaccination has often seemed straightforward, the politics of vaccination is quite another matter.
Co-presented with the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life and the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series, Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.
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