The Future of Health: A Panel Discussion at UB on November 29
On November 29, experts from the local and national level will gather for a panel discussion on the future of health care at the University at Buffalo (UB). This event is free and open to the public, with a virtual option available for those unable to attend in person. Registration for both in-person and virtual attendance can be done online.
The panel discussion will focus on topics addressed in the recent report “The Future of Health,” a joint publication of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB and the Jacobs Institute. The report highlights both systemic challenges and significant advances in the healthcare system, offering insights into how technology, social movements, and public policy can revolutionize healthcare.
The panel will be moderated by Allison Brashear, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, and Adnan Siddiqui, executive director and CMO of the Jacobs Institute and vice president and professor of neurosurgery at the Jacobs School. Other panelists include Ethan Waters and David E. Duncan, senior and executive editor of the Future of Health Report; Diana Aga, Director of the UB RENEV Institute; Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy at the Jacobs School; Rev. George Nicholas, Pastor of Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and Executive Director of the Buffalo Center for Health Equity; and Kelly Wofford, Director of Health at the Erie County Health Department.
Topics covered during this discussion will include “The Rise of Self-Health,” “Navigating the Crossroads: Policy, Climate Change,