Former health secretary to speak at MU policy summit

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 9:06 a.m. CDT; updated 10:15 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 27, 2010

COLUMBIA — A Princeton University professor and a former Cabinet secretary head the list of policy experts scheduled to speak Friday at an MU health policy conference.

Princeton economics professor Uwe Reinhardt will deliver the keynote speech at the Missouri Health Policy Summit on the future of health care.

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan will lecture on social factors in health care. Sullivan served in the cabinet of President George H.W. Bush and is the founding dean and first president of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The summit attracts health care researchers, policymakers and working professionals. Among the topics this year is the impact of federal health care reform on Missouri.

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