National Scholars Seminar SERIES

National Scholars' Current Issues In Health Policy Lecture Series: Fall 2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 confirmed speakers for the National Scholars' Current Issues in Health Policy Lecture Series. For the fifth consecutive year, the RWJF Center for Health Policy will host its signature seminar series for Health Policy Fellows and Scholars throughout the academic year. Audience members can expect to hear from the nation's most prominent health policy and social science experts, lecturing on provocative health and health policy issues. Below is the lineup for this year's National Scholars Current Issues in Health Policy Lecture Series.

All lectures will be held in the S. S. Kresge Learning Resources Center at Noon. Complimentary lunch is served beginning at 11:30 a.m. RSVP is required, email


Wednesday, September 3, 2014


"New Developments in Health Policy"

Melinda Buntin, PhD
Chair, Department of Health Policy
Vanderbilt University

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


"HBCU's Relevance to Health Disparities and Health Professions"

Cynthia Warrick, PhD, RPh
Interim President
Grambling State University

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014


"Price Transparency: Unlocking Value in the Healthcare System"

Sarah Cook, MBA, RD, LDN
Vice President, Account Services
Healthcare Bluebook

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014   


"Race, (Mental) Health, and Education"

H. Richard Milner, IV, PhD
Professor of Education
Helen Faison Professor of Urban Education
Director, Center for Urban Education
Editor-in-Chief, Urban Education
University of Pittsburg

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014


"Forging Connections Between Education & Health"

J. Keith Motley, PhD
University of Massachusetts Boston

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014


"Seismic Shifts in Health Care: Changes for Patients and the System In the Years Ahead"

Darin Gordon
Director of TennCare
Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Administration
State of Tennessee

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