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President of UMDNJ to speak on health care

Thursday, May 8, 2008, 4 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Dr. William Owen Jr., president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), will speak on "Health Care in New Jersey: The Role of the Public Medical University" at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

As a part of his discussion, Owen will offer an assessment of the present status of health care in New Jersey and articulate his vision of the public medical university's role in the provision of care, research and education.

Named UMDNJ's fifth president in 2007, Owen previously served as the chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and vice president for health affairs at the University of Tennessee.

The event is part of a new series, "The Health Enterprise in New Jersey: Education, Access, Quality and Research," sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Policy Research Institute for the Region and the Department of Molecular Biology. Health care scholars, leaders, experts and practitioners will convene to share their insights and explore policy solutions to one of the most critical issues facing the state.

The event is free and open to the public, although those planning to attend are asked to register on the institute's website.

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