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Lecture Series: Just Allocation of Healthcare Resources (2005)

George Annas
“Dying for a Cure: American Bioethics and the Global Research Agenda”
March 9, 2005; Rose Hill Campus

George Annas is the Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair of the Health Law Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and School of Law, and Founder of the Law, Medicine and Ethics Program at Boston University. He holds a degree in law from Harvard Law School and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has written more than 200 articles on health law and bioethics, and is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and a play. He is a fellow of the American Association’s Committee on Medical Practice and Research (Science and Technology Section) and is the co-founder of Global Lawyers & Physicians and the Patients Rights Project. Professor Annas has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, Frontline, Today, and Good Morning America as well as the nightly news programs of NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox.

Maev Ann-Wren
“Health Care Reform in an Unhealthy State”
April 13, 2005; Lincoln Center Campus

Maev-Ann Wren is an economist, journalist and author. Her book, Unhealthy State – Anatomy of a Sick Society, was published in June 2003 and has been quoted in Dail debate on health care reform. She has written extensively on economic, political and social issues for The Irish Times, where she was a staff journalist from 1980 to 2004. Now an independent researcher and writer, she has recently contributed articles to The Sunday Business Post, Village magazine and the Quarterly Economic Commentary of the Economic and Social Research Institute. Maev-Ann Wren won the 2001 national media award for newspaper analysis and comment for a series of articles entitled An Unhealthy State, which appeared in The Irish Times in October 2000. This series examined the nature of the Irish health care system and the case for its reform. She was short-listed for the 2002 national media award for specialist writer of the year for her contribution to a series entitled States of Health, which compared health care in Ireland to care in seven other states.

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