Archives for "Health and medicine"


January 11, 2011 3:17 pm

Harvard economist visits to offer assessment of healthcare reform

Joseph Newhouse, a professor of health policy and management at Harvard University and founding director of the university’s doctoral program in that field, offers an assessment of the national healthcare reform enacted last year at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk). The talk is sponsored by the Bates economics department and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call 207-786-6490.


January 6, 2011 2:12 pm

Maine Things Considered interviews Spelt Right entrepreneur Beth George '85

Maine Public Broadcasting reporter Keith Shortall interviews Beth George ’85, who with husband Tim Kane ’82 founded Spelt Right bakery…


October 21, 2010 4:04 pm

R&D chief at pharmaceuticals firm to discuss drug development

A talk at Bates by Steven Kates ’83, vice president of research and development for the Massachusetts pharmaceuticals company Ischemix, visits Bates College to offer the presentation Ischemix: Discovery and Development has been rescheduled from Tuesday, Nov. 2, to Monday, Nov. 8. The time and location for the event will be announced.


October 4, 2010 10:31 am

Civic Forums offers presentations on education reform, healthcare

Exploring topics of broad interest, Bates College’s Civic Forum series begins in October with a panel discussion on education reform, followed by a presentation by an expert on health care finance. In a discussion titled Wrestling with School Reform in Maine: National Strategies, Local Realities, national and regional education experts examine different approaches to reform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The following week, Dr. William Hsiao, an economist at the Harvard School of Public Health and architect of Taiwan’s universal healthcare system, offers the presentation Taiwan’s Health Reforms: Lessons for the U.S. and Maine at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, also in Muskie Archives.


September 23, 2010 2:32 pm

Environmental activist famed for revealing chemical-cancer links is 2010 Otis Lecturer

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist who published the first book linking data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries, visits Bates College to deliver the 14th annual Otis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.


September 17, 2010 11:30 am

Speaker biographies for African Refugee Health: Best Practices

Here are speaker biographies for African Refugee Health: Best Practices. The conference’s nearly three dozen presenters include healthcare workers from across the country and beyond; faculty in diverse disciplines from Bates and other colleges; and interpreters, social workers, counselors and other experts in breaching cultural factors that impede refugee access to healthcare.


August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

About the Cover: Summer 2010

View the story by Bill Walsh ’86 on alumni involved in drug development.


August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

The Drug Makers

The pharmaceutical industry stirs skepticism even as it saves lives. Alums in the drug business explain why By this fall,…


July 8, 2010 9:05 am

Palm Beach Post interviews Kennedy '88, new Liberty Medical Supplies president

The Palm Beach Post offers a Q-and-A interview with Joan Bering Kennedy ’88, new president of Liberty Medical Supply, a…


June 4, 2010 10:26 am

2010 Commencement honorand addresses

A pioneering choreographer, leading researchers in the fields of climate change and reproduction, a best-selling novelist and one of television’s…