Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Faculty share expertise in media

Faculty have been in the news recently.
Friday, September 30, 2011

Anam explores U.S. health policy

La Follette School student Tawsif Anam has shaped his curiosity about the U.S. health-care system into a career path.

La Follette School faculty and alumni are presenting research at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's fall research conference this week.
Designing and regulating a system through which nonprofit organizations can purchase kidneys for transplantation would increase the number of transplants and ultimately reduce federal expenditures, new research from La Follette School cost-benefit analysis expert David Weimer shows.
Two students will discuss work experiences at a brown-bag lunch get-together Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. in the La Follette conference room.

For student Andrew Walsh, receiving the Ina Jo Rosenberg and Shiri Eve Leah Gumbiner Fellowship makes possible the whole endeavor of earning dual master's degrees in public affairs and public health.

A video and slides of public affairs professor Barbara Wolfe giving the Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture is available on the Institute for Research on Poverty's web site. She presented "Poverty and Poor Health: Can Health Care Reform Break the Link?" on June 21, 2011.

Jan O'Neill has returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus 25 years after she graduated from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs. The longtime quality improvement consultant and 1986 alum joined the Population Health Institute in August as a community engagement specialist.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Students to discuss internships Wednesday

Four students will discuss their internship experiences Wednesday, October 12, starting at 12:20 p.m. in the La Follette School's conference room. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.
Most retirees are unlikely to experience adverse health shocks early in their retirement, but racial minorities, people with low levels of education, and people who retired on Social Security Disability Insurance are at substantial risk for shocks to physical and cognitive health, four professors report in the fall La Follette Policy Report.
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