“The US Health Care System: Problems and Potential Solutions” by Dr. Tim Ferris ’85, MD & CEO of Mass General Physicians Organization
Monday, March 2, 2020 MBH (BiHall) 216 4:30 PM
Dr. Timothy G. Ferris is chief executive officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Trained in internal medicine and pediatrics, Tim is a practicing primary care physician at Mass General. Prior positions include the senior vice president for population health at Partners HealthCare, medical director of the Mass General Physicians Organization, and vice president for quality for the MGH Department of Pediatrics. His clinical interests include caring for medically complex patients, and home visits to the elderly. Tim led the design and implementation of system-wide care delivery changes at Partners in response to novel risk-sharing contracts for Medicare, Commercial, and Medicaid populations. These programs were administered through the Center for Population Health which Tim founded through an industry partnership, touching over 1 million patients annually. The programs spanned the continuum of care, including over 5000 clinicians in primary care, specialty care, post-acute and home based services, and included novel IT based patient services, analytics, and incentives.
Tim has played multiple roles at the national and international level, including chairing the steering committee of the National Quality Forum and participating on multiple committees at the National Academy of Medicine. He is currently a member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services independent advisory council on physician payment policy. Tim serves on the board of England’s National Health Service (NHS Improvement). In addition to his past National Institutes of Health and foundation grants, Tim designed a six-year Medicare demonstration project that used focused investments in patient services for complex patients that resulted in lower mortality and costs. The program received national attention and became a model for similar programs in the United States and abroad.
Tim trained at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health and has co-authored more than 130 publications in the areas of health care quality measurement, risk adjustment, health disparities and health information technology.
Please join the Earth Institute at an information session to learn about our Master’s programs in Environmental Science and Policy, Sustainability Management, and Sustainability Science at Columbia University. The session will cover admissions, fellowships, and careers after graduation.
When: Monday, February 17th, 2020, 6:15 – 7:15 PM
Where: Axinn 219
The Earth Institute at Columbia University offers one of the world’s richest selections of academic programs in sustainability and related environmental fields. We invite you to learn about these programs. If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree or a professional certification in these rapidly growing areas, please consider one of the following programs:
M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy –
full time, one year intensive program
Since 2002, this one-year program has prepared future environmental sustainability leaders to take on the world’s biggest challenges. The program is offered jointly by the School of International and Public Affairs and Columbia’s Earth Institute. Application deadlines: November 1 (early decision), January 15 (fellowship consideration), February 15 (final).
M.S in Sustainability Management – part time /
full time, evening classes
A flexible degree program for those who wish to pursue a career in management that takes into account both the environment and the economy. Graduates transform how organizations do business by formulating and implementing sustainability strategies. The program is offered jointly by the School of Professional Studies and Columbia’s Earth Institute. Application deadlines: November 1 for Spring enrolment, and May 15 for Fall enrolment.
M.S in Sustainability Science – part time / full time, evening classes
In this program, professionals with technical backgrounds learn how to help their organizations better understand, predict, and address environmental impacts. The program is offered jointly by the School of Professional Studies and Columbia’s Earth Institute. Application deadlines: November 1 for Spring enrollment, and May 15 for Fall enrollment. For further details, queries may be directed to Stephanie Hoyt [firstname.lastname@example.org].
October 30 @ 6pm: Educator’s Ally – “Navigating Your Job Search in Independent Schools: Learn how to best position yourself for a successful job search in the competitive independent school market.” Sign up here on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/80548/share_preview
October 30 @ 7pm: Apogee Adventures – Lead experiential-education and adventure programs throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean in the summer of 2018. Sign up here on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/77247/share_preview
Have you ever wondered how companies make strategic decisions, get the inside scoop on their competitors, and figure out exactly what their customers want? Have you ever wondered about all that, but been especially curious about how aerospace & defense companies do it?
Answer those questions – and a few others, too – at 3pm on
Friday, October 6th Monday October 9 (NEW DATE), with Middlebury ‘11.5 alum and current Avascent Senior Analyst Eoin Power. Using real examples from work Avascent has done in the world of VIP aircraft interiors (think custom-molded toilets, missile defense systems, in-flight access to new Hollywood blockbusters), you’ll walk through the typical stages of a strategy consulting project, and see how a project team structures problems, builds models, and develops recommendations.
RSVP here to let us know you’re coming, or just plan to be there!
Also, you’re invited to have a 20 minute 1-1 chat with Eoin about his work, career path and tips for applying. It’s first come, first serve, on the same day, Monday October 9 between 9-12. Sign up here for your slot!
If any of this sounds interesting enough you’d like to get paid to do it, good news – we’re hiring! Apply on Handshake for summer intern and full-time Analyst roles. Avascent is the leading strategy and management consulting firm serving clients operating in aerospace, defense, and other government-driven markets. Working with corporate leaders, financial investors, and government agencies, Avascent delivers solutions in the areas of strategic growth, value capture, mergers and acquisition support, and defense-industrial policy.
Avascent’s client base includes top-tier aerospace and defense firms, healthcare providers, information technology and services providers, private equity and other investors, and government agencies.
You are invited to learn about the opportunities at the firm that will accelerate your career. Also note the job deadline in Handshake on September 17.