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Expert on Improving Health Care Systems Will Speak at U of M Nov. 7

For release: October 31, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, will visit the University of Memphis Nov. 7 for a talk and panel discussion. She will give the keynote address at a luncheon hosted by the School of Public Health at 11:30 a.m. in the University Center River Room. Bisognano also will participate in a panel discussion, “How to Achieve Integrated Health Delivery: Merging Clinical Medicine and Public Health,” with Dr. Lawrence Green, professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco, and Dr. Glen Mays, professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the University of Kentucky.

Bisognano is a prominent authority on improving health care systems. She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and appointed to The Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System, among other distinctions. Bisognano advises health care leaders around the world, is a frequent speaker on quality improvement at major health care conferences, and is a tireless advocate for change.  

The luncheon and panel discussion are open to the community, but seats are limited. To RSVP, contact Lisa Krull at

Established in 2009, the School of Public Health is dedicated to excellence in education, research and outreach to promote good health for all citizens by generating knowledge and implementing research discoveries in our community, our state and throughout the world. The School offers master’s degree programs in Public Health and Health Administration. Additionally, the School offers doctoral degree programs in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology. SPH values strong collaborations with local, national and international partners that enrich our teaching, support research projects and offer opportunities for graduate placements and research experience.



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