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UBNow: Expert Panel Discusses New ‘Future of Health’ Report


Nov 21, 2023

In an effort to discuss the future of healthcare, a panel discussion will be held at UB on November 29th. The event will focus on topics addressed in the recent “Future of Health” report, a joint release by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB and the Jacobs Institute. Moderating the panel will be Allison Brashear, the vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, and Adnan Siddiqui, the CEO and CMO of the Jacobs Institute and vice chair and professor of neurosurgery in the Jacobs School.

The panelists include Ethan Watters and David E. Duncan, senior and executive editors of the Future of Health Report, respectively. 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 will also participate in this discussion.

The discussion will cover topics such as “Self-Health Rising,” “Navigating the Intersection: Politics, Climate Change, and Public Health,” and “Health Equity and the Path Forward.” The event is free and open to the public with registration available online for both in-person attendance or virtual attendance. A networking reception will follow from 5-6:30 p.m., providing attendees with an opportunity to connect with each other over refreshments.

This report not only highlights systemic challenges within healthcare but also emphasizes significant advancements that have potential to revolutionize healthcare system as a whole. It serves as a follow-up to 2017’s “The Future of Medicine” report which predicted disruptive changes due to emerging technologies and social movements including global flu-like pandemic leading political upheaval along with rapid development of vaccines .

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