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Wisconsin Medical College’s Annual Becker Lecture, April 23, 2007

Medical College's Annual Becker Lecture, April 23, to Address Baking Bread without Yeast: Are We Missing a Critical Ingredient in Our Approach to Health Policy?

Roz Lasker, M.D., director of the center for the advancement of collaborative strategies in health and the division of public health at The New York Academy of Medicine, is the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s ninth annual Robert and June Becker Lecture, Mon., April 23rd, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A nationally known public health and health policy expert, she will present Baking Bread without Yeast: Are We Missing a Critical Ingredient in Our Current Approach to Health Policy?

The free public lecture is offered in the Health Research Center Auditorium, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd. by the Medical College’s Department of Population Health. It is supported through a generous gift from First Health, a utilization and quality management organization founded by Dr. Becker, a 1949 alumnus of the Marquette University School of Medicine, now the Medical College of Wisconsin. The lectureship honors Dr. Becker for his pioneering achievements in quality assurance, cost containment and health care utilization management.

Dr. Lasker’s current research focuses on how broadly participatory collaborative processes strengthen the ability of communities to identify, understand, and solve complex problems. A former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Policy), she also served as Principal Policy Analyst for the Physician Payment Review Commission. Over the last 15 years, she has written extensively on health policy and collaborative problem solving.

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