October 6, 2021

WSU faculty to speak at Crain's Health Care Leadership Summit

Two Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty members will play prominent roles in the annual Crain's Health Care Leadership Summit, scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13.

Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Emergency Medicine and assistant vice president for Translational Sciences and Clinical Research for WSU; and Carmen McIntyre Leon, M.D., professor and associate chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, will serve on a panel that will discuss factors shaping the future of health care.

Phillip Levy, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Levy is expected to talk about the need for new care delivery models and novel paradigms to address needs revealed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Leon, president of the Michigan Psychiatric Society, will address racial and geographic disparities in access and difficulties in accessing health services and the role of providers and insurers in improving access to care.

Other topics during the live and virtual program will include access to health care, policy priorities and closing the health care talent gap.

Elizabeth Hertel, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker.

Other panelists include:

Carmen McIntyre Leon, M.D.

Pino Colone, M.D., president of the Michigan State Medical Society

Bret Jackson, president of the Economic Alliance for Michigan

Tina Wheeler, vice chair – health care sector leader for Deloitte

Dominick Pallone, executive director of the Michigan Association of Health Plans

Rick Murdock, former director of Community Health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Christopher Friese, Ph.D., R.N., professor of nursing, health management and policy at the University of Michigan

Betty Chu, M.D., senior vice president and associate chief clinical officer/chief quality officer for the Henry Ford Health System

Visit https://web.cvent.com/event/7b3ec013-567d-4d9d-984f-0c3a2ce383b0/summary for more information and to register for the event.

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