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Bander Center Signature Event Series

Physician Activism in Today’s America: A Discussion with Claudia Fegan, M.D.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saint Louis University Museum of Art
                    3663 Lindell Boulevard
                    St. Louis, MO  63108
Details: Open to the public, CME credit available, networking reception follows

Discussion Abstract: Millions of Americans lack quality health insurance, a problem which can lead to untreated medical problems, bankruptcy, and even premature death.  There is no easy fix.  Jason Keune, M.D., Executive Director of the Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics, will moderate a wide-ranging discussion centering on rights, funding, insurance, and activism with a nationally-known expert on health care reform Claudia Fegan, M.D.

Fegan attended Fisk University in Nashville as an undergraduate and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Fegan joined Cook County Health with 15 years of practice as an internal medicine physician as the Medical Director of an Ambulatory Care Center and progressed through the health system, serving as the Medical Director of Fantus Health Center and the Chief Medical Officer of Southside and Southern Suburban ACHN Facilities. Fegan was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Cook County Health in 2013. In this role, she provides executive oversight for the health system’s medical practices and helps inform health policy initiatives. 

Fegan was awarded the “Soul of Medicine” award by Physicians for Social Responsibility for her work inspiring medical students to commit to careers in social justice and is the 2017 recipient of the Paul Cornely Award for her work as a health care activist. She has testified before Congress and is known as an expert in health care reform in the U.S. and Canada. Fegan is certified in health care quality and management, a diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, president of the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, and National Coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program. 


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Signature Event Archives

2019
  • Sonny Saggar, M.D., "Social Entrepreneurship and Urban Healthcare." Moderated by Jason Keune, M.D. , MBA.  Saint Louis University, Pere Marquette Gallery | April 30, 2019 | Read more

  • Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., "The Revised Common Rule and Oversight of Human Subjects Research." Moderated by Elizabeth Pendo, J.D. Contemporary Art Museum | March 07, 2019 | Read more

  • Steve Miller, M.D., "Valuing Drugs: Biopharma, Profit, and Patients." Moderated by Anthony Mikulec, M.D. MBA. The Cortex Innovation Hall | February 21, 2019 | Read more

2018
  • Wendell Potter, "Healthcare Financing and the Levers of Power." Moderated by Harold Braswell, Ph.D. Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center | December 07, 2018 | Read more

  • Philip Alderson, M.D. "The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Beyond." Moderated by Jason Keune, M.D., MBA.  Saint Louis University, Sinquefield Stateroom, DuBourg Hall | November 08, 2018 | Read more

  • Spencer Wells, Ph.D. "You are Unique! The Future of Personal Genomics."Moderated by Jason Keune, M.D., MBA. Saint Louis University, Il Monastero | September 29, 2018 | Read more

  • Gloria Wilder, M.D., MPH. "The Business of Social Transformation: Driving Value in the American Health Care System." Moderated by Jason Keune, M.D., MBA. Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Learning Resource Center | March 9, 2018 | Read more
  • Heidi Miller, M.D., Patrice Pye, Ph.D. "Chronic Pain and the Opioid Crisis." Moderated by Jason Keune, M.D., MBA. Saint Louis University, Cupples House | February 22, 2018 | Read more

2017
  • Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D. "The Trillion Dollar Industry."  Moderated by Jason Keune, M.D., MBA. Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Health Sciences Education Union Auditorium | November 17, 2017 | Read more

 
Endowed Lecture Series

Guest Speakers

2018-2019
Some Observations about Conflicts of Interest in Research
Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D.
Director, Office for Human Research Protections

2017-18
The Business of Social Transformation: Driving Value in the American Health Care System
Gloria Wilder, M.D., MPH
Vice President, Innovation and Preventive Health
Centene Corporation
 
2016-17
Catalyzing Transformation in Residency Education Through and Towards Professionalism
David J. Doukas, M.D. 
William Ray Moore Endowed Chair, Family Medicine and Medical Humanism
Professor & Director, Division of Medical Humanism and Ethics
Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities
University of Louisville

 2015-16
Giving Thanks: The Law and Ethics of Grateful Patient Fundraising
Stacey A. Tovino, J.D., Ph.D.
Lehman Professor of Law
Director, Health Law Program
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

2014-15
Is the Business of Medicine Different? For-Profit Hospice as Case Study
Joshua E. Perry, J.D., MTS
Assistant Professor, Business Law and Ethics
Research Coordinator, Center for the Business of Life Sciences at Indiana University

2013-14
Reforming Medical Business Ethics: A Personalistic Approach
Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D.
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Children's Hospital 

2012-13
Medical Decision-Making and the Web of Influence: Physician Narratives on Conflicts of Interest
James DuBois Ph.D., D.Sc.
Hubert Maeder Professor of Health Care Ethics
Director, Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics
Saint Louis University Center for Health Care Ethics

2011-12
Partnerships Between Academic Health Centers and Industry: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls
Bernard Lo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Medical Ethics Program
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

2010-11
Conflicts of Interest in Medicine
Marcia Angell, M.D.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School

2009-10
Conflicts of Interest in Academic Medicine: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Might Be Headed
William Sage, M.D., J.D.
Vice Provost, Health Affairs
James R. Dougherty Chair, Faculty Excellence in Law
The University of Texas at Austin

2008-09
Health Care Band-Aids: How to Fix America's Ailing Health Care System
Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Bioethics
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

2008 Inaugural Lecture 
Ethics and Pay for Performance (P4P): What is Known of the Effects of P4P on Physician Ethics and the Patient-Physician Relationship?
Matthew Wynia, M.D., MPH
Director, Institute of Ethics
American Medical Association


Presentation Archives

2018
  • Gunner O'Brien. "Who Selects Quality Measures in the 21st Century?" American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) 2018 Annual Conference; Anaheim, CA | October 20, 2018
2017
  • Tyler Zahrli, M.D., Ph.D. Trainee,  26th Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Annual Conference; Dallas, TX | February 25, 2017
2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Ethics." Session Director, New Housestaff Orientation. SSM Health-Saint Louis University Hospital | June 21, 2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Professional Decision Making in Medicine." Facilitator, Senior Medical Student Capstone, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | April 27 and 29, 2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Blessing of the Hands." Facilitator, Ceremony for 3rd year Medical Students, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | April 6, 2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Who's Buying Lunch?---Physician Interactions with Industry." Facilitator, Primary Care Capstone, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | March 23, 2016
2015  
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "How Does Jesuit Identity Inform Health Professional Education in 2015." Panel Participant, Lilly Speaker Series, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | November 17, 2015
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Death and Dying." Course Co-Director, 2nd year Medical Students, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | August 2015
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "The Purpose and Function of Ethics Committees." Facilitator, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Students, Saint Louis University Hospital | July 15, 2015
  • Bander Center Casebook Presentations, "Exploring Integrity in Medicine"
  • Kelly only-A Case Based Approach to Teaching Medical Business Ethics. Annual Health Law Professors Conference; St. Louis, MO | June 2015
  • Rebecca Volpe, Tyler Zahrli. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: A Case Based Approach to Teaching Business Ethics and Professionalism. International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation; New York, NY | May 2015
  • Erin Bakanas, Rebecca Volpe, Tyler Zahrli. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: A Case Based Approach to Teaching Business Ethics and Professionalism. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Annual Meeting; Louisville, KY | May 2015
 2014
  • Bander Center Publishes Casebook: "Exploring Integrity in Medicine. " Casebook to foster medical business ethics education with medical students and residents | 2014