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DENTZER

Analyst Dentzer to clarify current health policy muddle

Susan Dentzer will wrap up the Week Nine examination of “Health Care: Reform and Innovation” — and the 2013 morning lecture series — at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

Dentzer is a longtime health care analyst on “PBS NewsHour,” former editor of the journal Health Affairs and a senior health policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J.

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CASSEL

Cassel to guide consumers through jungle of information about health care cost, quality

The way Dr. Christine Cassel sees health care, physicians have two fundamental responsibilities: First and foremost, physicians must take care of their patients as best they can. But Cassel also believes physicians need to serve as stewards of society’s resources.

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GILFILLAN

Gilfillan to unpack reform’s effects on health insurance, delivery systems

Not in his wildest dreams did Richard Gilfillan hope to see the likes of the Affordable Care Act. By addressing issues in the health care insurance marketplace as well as in delivery systems, the Affordable Care Act exceeded the expectations of Gilfillan and many other health care professionals.

In fact, Gilfillan left his position as head of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, where he worked for three years, this past June, citing a curiosity to explore the multitude of opportunities produced by the Affordable Care Act.

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CORWIN

Corwin shares provider perspective on major health care issues

As a cardiologist, Dr. Steven J. Corwin values his experience caring for patients and tries to understand what patients are going through.

“I have been fortunate to bring that background to running a large mission,” he said. “We try to look at the whole comprehensive picture across the board. We have to put the patient first and be really committed to that. We can’t cure everybody, but we can care in a responsible way.”

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FINEBERG

Fineberg to address creating ‘culture of health’

Harvey Fineberg thinks the Affordable Care Act is a significant step in the right direction of health care reform, but he feels it doesn’t do enough to address the need for better care at an affordable cost.

Fineberg serves as president of the Institute of Medicine, an independent organization that provides unbiased advice on issues in biomedical science, medicine and health. He will speak at today’s 10:45 a.m. morning lecture in the Amphitheater on three issues he feels the United States must address to create a “culture of health.”

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KIRISCI

Kirişci to discuss state of democracy promotion in Turkey

Kemal Kirişci — the TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe’s Turkey Project at Brookings Institution — will bring decades of study on his home country to the Amphitheater at 10:45 a.m. today in the final morning lecture on Week Eight’s theme, “Turkey: Model for the Middle East?”

Kirişci’s expertise in Turkish foreign policy and migration studies will guide him as he sheds light upon the question mark that looms over the end of the week’s title. The integrity of Turkey’s democratic principles has come under fire in light of the protests this past May and the government’s responsive police action. This morning, Kirişci will speak about the complexities that have recently beset the already complicated nature of democracy in the country.

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DENIZMEN

Doğuş’ Denizmen promotes financial literacy among Turkish women

Özlem Denizmen, head of social investments for Doğuş Group — one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates — continues Chautauqua Institution’s weeklong exploration of “Turkey: Model for the Middle East?” with today’s 10:45 a.m. morning lecture in the Amphitheater. Denizmen’s talk will focus on her work promoting financial literacy and security among women in Turkey.

Denizmen was born in Turkey, educated in the United States and returned to Turkey to later become a leading entrepreneur and role model for women.

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ROHDE

Rohde, Sener to discuss state of Turkish press

At today’s 10:45 a.m. morning lecture in the Amphitheater, Chautauquans will see the world through the eyes of foreign affairs columnist David Rohde and Nedim Şener, the man who dared to accuse Turkish police of assassinating a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist.

Şener is a Turkish investigative reporter. His work has won him the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Hero award — and also prompted authorities to throw him in jail for “collaborating” with Ergenekon, a network of alleged terrorists in Turkey. He currently awaits trial for criminal activities tied to terrorism.

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