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Center for Policy Studies
Public Affairs Discussion Group

The New Health Education Campus and the Future of Health Care

James Young, M.D. - Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Friday February 17, 2017
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dampeer Room
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University

Dear Colleagues:

It is easy to see the new Health Education Campus, rising between 93rd and 100th, Chester and Euclid, as also raising issues about collaboration between CWRU and CCF, the two institutions that are building it. But outside our neighborhood, it is important for what it might mean for medical education. One aspect is new uses of technology, but the new campus is also designed as a contribution to "creating the health care team of the future," a model for "interprofessional education" that many advocates feel is needed to overcome technical and cultural barriers among nurses, doctors, and other health care providers.

So what are the ideas about how the new campus can help lead reform of health care? What's involved in implementing them? Join us as Dr. Young, Executive Dean of the Lerner College, discusses the goals and the challenges.

All best regards,
Joe White
Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and Director, Center for Policy Studies

About Our Guests

Dr. James Young is Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute. He also serves as the Physician Director of the Philanthropy Institute and is Chairman of the Board of Cleveland Heart, a Clinic INNOVATIONS spinoff company. He holds the George and Linda Kaufman Chair and is a Medical Director of the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, which he and a former surgical colleague established in 1998 at Cleveland Clinic.

After joining Cleveland Clinic in 1995, Dr. Young was named Head of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine. He is an internationally recognized heart failure and heart transplant cardiologist with an interest in mechanical circulatory support devices.

Dr. Young has participated in more than 150 clinical trials as an investigator and has served as the U.S. principal or co-principal investigator for many multicenter clinical trials. He has published more than 650 manuscripts and several textbooks. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Heart Journal, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Cardiology Today, and Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal.

A member of many professional associations, Dr. Young served as a board member and past president of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and as a board member of the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Society of Transplantation.

Dr. Young earned a BA with honors in biology from the University of Kansas, where he was a resident of Stephenson Scholarship Hall. He matriculated to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was awarded his medical degree, cum laude, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his clinical training at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals. Subsequently, he joined the faculty and was named Professor of Medicine with tenure. During this time, he served as the Clinical Coordinator and Scientific Director for Dr. Michael E. DeBakey’s Multi-organ Transplant Center at The Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Young is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology.

Where We Meet

The Friday Public Affairs Lunch convenes each Friday when classes are in session, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our programs are open to all and no registration is required. We usually meet in the Dampeer Room of Kelvin Smith Library. The Dampeer Room is on the second floor of the library. If you get off the elevators, turn right, pass the first bank of tables, and turn right again. Occasionally we need to use a different room; that will always be announced in the weekly e-mails.

Parking Possibilities

The most convenient parking is the lot underneath Severance Hall. We regret that it is not free. From that lot there is an elevator up to street level (labeled as for the Thwing Center); it is less than 50 yards from that exit to the library entrance. You can get from the Severance garage to the library without going outside. Near the entry gates - just to the right if you were driving out - there is a door into a corridor. Walk down the corridor and there will be another door. Beyond that door you'll find the entrance to an elevator which goes up to an entrance right inside the doors to Kelvin Smith Library.

Schedule of Friday Lunch Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

February 24: Challenges Facing the U.S. Intelligence Community. With Vincent E. McHale, Ph.D., Marcus A. Hanna Emeritus Professor of Political Science.

March 3: Staffing and Organizing the Trump Presidency. With David B. Cohen, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Akron.

March 10: Nuclear Weapons. With William J. Fickinger, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Physics.

March 17: No program, Spring Break.

March 24: Energy Storage: A Key to Sustainability. With Daniel A. Scherson, Ph.D., Frank Hovorka Professor of Chemistry and Director, Ernest B. Yeager Center for Electrochemical Sciences.

March 31: Merkel’s Challenge: Managing Trump, Putin, and a Million Syrians. With Mark K. Cassell, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Kent State University.

April 7: Program to be Determined

April 14: Brazil’s Political Crises. With Juscelino F. Colares, Ph.D., Schott-Van den Eyden Professor of Business Law and Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.

April 21: Program to be Determined

April 28: Putin’s Russia. With Kelly M. McMann, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, International Studies Program.

February 13, 2017

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Upcoming Events

The Big Sale: Elk Hills, the Energy Crisis, and the Invention of the Neoliberal Market, 1969-1998

A discussion with Peter Shulman, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of History, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Pre-Lecture reception begins at 4:15 pm. Free and open to the public. This talk is sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.

In his talk, Peter Shulman will discuss the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve. In the middle of the 20th century, the most valuable piece of federal property was California’s Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve, set aside decades before to provide oil for the military in future emergencies. In 1998, the Clinton administration sold the field for $3.65 billion–still the most expensive divestiture of a single piece of public property in American history. Yet selling this field, a process that actually took over a quarter-century, reveals the fraught ways Americans reconciled increasing national security concerns with a drive to withdraw the federal government from the private economy.

Dr. Shulman is an associate professor in the Department of History. He studies technology, science, and American politics in the 19th and 20th centuries, with special interests in the history of energy, environmental history, communication and transportation, the history of intelligence, and the history of American foreign relations. He teaches courses in the history of technology, energy and the environment, historical methods, and contemporary history. His current book project is a history of ideas about intelligence in twentieth century America.

Israeli Politics from Soup to Nuts

A Global Currents Discussion With Nadav Shelef Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Israel Studies at The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. This program is made possible by the generosity of Ms. Eloise Briskin.

American voters may worry that they have only two parties from which to choose. Israelis do not have that problem.

Depending on how you count, the current Knesset (parliament) includes members of at least ten parties, representing a wide range of cleavages within the country.

As the number of parties hints, Israeli politics can be rather confusing. So the Center for Policy Studies is pleased to host Professor Nadav Shelef for an overview of the diversity and dynamics of Israel’s politics.

There are so many questions involving so many cleavages, such as Jews vs. non-Jews; ethnic cleavages within the Jewish population; how new and more recent immigrants have been incorporated into political competition; the relative weight of economic issues as opposed to identity and security issues; and the role of religion.

This lecture will explain how Israeli politics work and explore the ways in which Israel’s political institutions , especially the election rules and the party system, interact with the two main axes of Israeli politics – territory and identity – to produce the vibrant and turbulent character of the Israeli political sphere.

Nadav Shelef is the author of Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925-2005 (Cornell University Press, 2010). In this book he traces changes in how Zionism and Israeli nationalism were defined, focusing on questions such as where the “land of Israel” should be; the place of the state within the Zionist project, relationships with diaspora (especially American) Jews, and the place of religion within the state. He shows how these views evolved over time within the three major types of Zionism - Labor, Revisionist, and Religious – as each group responded both to changes in the environment and their competition with each other. Professor Shelef has also published articles in a wide range of journals, including International Organization, Security Studies, Political Science Quarterly, Middle East Journal, and Israel Studies. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

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