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April 2013   >>
Sunday, April 14
Monday, April 15
Global Health Colloquium: "Bending the Cost Curve and Improving Quality in One of America’s Poorest Cities, Camden, NJ" - Jeffrey Brenner
The City of Camden is one of America’s poorest cities. For the last ten years, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers has been working to build a citywide coalition to improve the quality, capacity, and accessibility of healthcare services while reducing costs. Driven by a homegrown patient-level database with nine years of longitudinal hospital claims records for every city resident, the Coalition has worked methodically to redesign how healthcare is delivered and target services to the most costly and complex patients. The Coalition efforts include a combination of primary care clinical redesign, a citywide Health Information Exchange, outreach projects targeted to the highest cost patients, patient education programs, and community organizing. The Camden Coalition worked with the NJ Chamber of Commerce, NJ Hospital Association, Citizen Action, and other partners to pass a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) bill in August 2011. The bill will permit shared savings to be captured from reductions in ER and hospital use in Medicaid and the Camden Coalition will be the first Medicaid ACO in New Jersey. The Coalition was recently featured in an article by Dr. Atul Gawande in the New Yorker and on PBS Frontline.
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall (lower level)  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17
"Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: From Scientific Advances to Public Health Implementation" - Anthony Fauci
Dr. Fauci was appointed the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. Dr. Fauci serves as one of the key advisors to the White House and Department of Health and Human Services on global AIDS issues, and on initiatives to bolster medical and public health preparedness against emerging infectious disease threats. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has already been responsible for saving millions of lives throughout the developing world.

Dr. Fauci has made seminal contributions to the understanding of how the AIDS virus destroys the body's defenses leading to its susceptibility to deadly infections and continues to devote much of his research time to identifying the nature of the immunopathogenic mechanisms of HIV infection and the scope of the body's immune responses to the AIDS retrovirus.

Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19
Saturday, April 20