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Feb 22: The Joseph Taylor Symposium -- “The Crisis in Urban Health Care.”

The Joseph Taylor Symposium hosts an informed discussion on issues of concern in urban America by bringing together diverse scholars from Indianapolis and the country. This year it is "The Crisis in Urban Health Care"

When: Wednesday February 22, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: University Place Conference Center on the IUPUI Campus, 850 W. Michigan, Indianapolis. Parking is available beneath the Conference Center in the garage or in the
North Street Garage east of the Conference Center ($6.00 per car).

8:15 - 8:45 am Registration

8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome from Dean Robert W. White, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

"The Crisis in Urban Health Care" Patricia Wittberg, Sociology, IUPUI

9:00 - 9:45 am Keynote Address by Judith A. Monroe, State Health Commissioner, Indiana Department of Health.

9:45 - 10:30 am Panel Response by James G. Wolf (Director of Survey Research Center at IUPUI); Dr. Lisa Harris (CEO, Wishard Health Services); Samuel L. Odle (President & CEO, Methodist and IU Hospitals); Dr. Bernice A. Pescosolido (Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington and Director of Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research)

10:30 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 11:45 am Town Hall
Moderator: David Coats, Community Systems Director of Polis Center at IUPUI

Noon - 2:00 pm Luncheon (Seating is limited to 260. Reservations are required)
Presentation of the Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards
Luncheon Address on the crisis in urban health care by David R. Williams (Harold W. Cruse Collegiate Professor of Sociology Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)

Attendance at the Joseph Taylor Symposium is free and open to the general public. All registrants are invited to the luncheon which costs $30. Seating for the lunch is limited to 260.

For online registration, visit universityplace.iupui.edu, or call 274-3280.

This is an important perspective on solving our health care crisis. You should contrast it with several other events happening around Indianapolis this spring:

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