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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel to Speak for the Tanner Health System School of Nursing Inaugural Healthcare Speaker Series

by Sheryl Marlar

Nationally renowned physician, healthcare speaker, and author Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel will speak at the University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing’s Inaugural Healthcare Speaker Series on Thursday, March 24.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel to Speak for the Tanner Health System School of Nursing Inaugural Healthcare Speaker Series

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Dr. Emanuel is the vice provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

In addition, Dr. Emanuel was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He also served as a special advisor on health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council.

“We are looking forward to hearing Dr. Emanuel speak,” said Dr. Jenny Schuessler, dean of the Tanner Health System School of Nursing. “He is, by all accounts, a very provocative and engaging speaker; truly the ideal person to deliver the inaugural Healthcare Speaker Series presentation.”

After completing Amherst College, he received his M.Sc. in biochemistry from Oxford University, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University.

As the author of several books, his recent publications include Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System (2014) and Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family (2013.)

Dr. Emanuel will speak in the Tanner Heath System School of Nursing Building at 6 p.m. His talk will be followed by a reception, where some of his books will be available for purchase. The state-of-the-art nursing laboratory and simulation areas will be open for tours during the reception.

The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. To register by March 17, visit


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Posted: March 11, 2016

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