Alumni Event: Celebrate Fifty Years and a Rise in the Rankings!

CALLING ALL ALUMNI, but especially alumni from the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM)! This fall HPM will celebrate fifty fabulous years and their tremendous rise in the U.S. News rankings (from 22nd to 17th) with a very special weekend of homecoming events.

The keynote of this special weekend will take place on Friday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m. as we welcome Dr. Zeke Emanuel to speak at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the Diboll Auditorium with a question and answer session to follow.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is vice provost for global initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2009 to 2011 he served as a special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Obama, and from 1997 to 2011 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Emanuel holds an MD from the Harvard Medical School and a PhD in political philosophy also from Harvard. He has written and edited nine books and over 200 scientific articles and is a columnist for the New York Times.

Later on Friday, November 1st, alumni will gather at the Wrong Iron on the Greenway, the hottest new beer garden in New Orleans, and the next day SPHTM will join in on the tailgate festivities on the uptown campus. Dean Thomas LaVeist will, of course, be participating in all of these events.

Can’t make it to New Orleans? Join us at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting just two days later where we will host an alumni reception on Monday, November 4th. APHA is in Philadelphia this year. Dean LaVeist and many SPHTM faculty will be participating!

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