Leadership in the era of health care reform

Women’s History Month program celebrates women in science and academic medicine

By Sandra Gray

UMass Medical School Communications

February 22, 2013

schwinn-deborahDebra A. Schwinn, MD, will be the featured speaker when UMass Medical School celebrates National Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 7. Dr. Schwinn (right), who in 2012 became the first woman to hold the post of dean of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa where she is also professor of anesthesiology, pharmacology and biochemistry, will discuss Leadership in the Era of Healthcare Reform.

“As health care reform accelerates, being able to establish new models of efficient health care delivery and test those models—using cutting-edge health services and comparative effectiveness research—honors the fundamental core of a physician-scientist,” Schwinn noted in a recent interview. “I like to reframe situations and choose possibilities that exist rather than saying something cannot be done.”

Sponsored by the UMMS Professional Women’s Committee, Women’s Faculty Committee, Women’s Leadership Work Group, the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Center for Clinical & Translational Science, the talk will begin at noon in The Cube on the third floor of the Albert Sherman Center. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to Fernanda.Gama@umassmed.edu.

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