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The National Academy of Medicine held the inaugural Gustav O. Lienhard Award Lecture on February 27, 2019, honoring 2018 recipient Stuart Altman.

Day/Time/Location: February 27, 2019, 4:30pm – 7:00pm – Historic National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC Dr. Altman, currently Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University, received the 2018 Lienhard Award in recognition of his pioneering role in national health policy and health services research.


4:30pm      Registration

4:45pm      Opening Remarks                    

Victor J. Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine

5:00pm      Systemic and Health Consequences of the Payment Gap Between Medicare and Private Insurance                      

Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University

5:40pm      Audience Q&A

6:00pm      Reception

7:00pm      Adjourn

The Gustav O. Lienhard Award, established in 1986, is presented annually by the National Academy of Medicine in honor of Gustav O. Lienhard, Chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1986. The award — a medal and $40,000 — recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. Support for the award is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



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