125th lecture series: Amanda Bennett on cost and health care in the U.S., Feb. 4

Next up in the 125th Anniversary Lecture series is Amanda Bennett, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and executive editor of projects and investigations at Bloomberg News.

When: February 4, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Where: OHSU Auditorium/Old Library Building
Thank you, students!
The first 50 students will receive a copy of The Cost of Hope; just bring your student ID (from any institution)

A reception and book signing will follow the lecture

After the illness and death of her husband Terence, Bennett applied her skills as an investigative reporter to uncover the “science, emotions, and costs” of his health care. Immersing herself, she wove together the fragments contained in seven years of health care records and mountains of medical bills with candid interviews of providers from dozens of institutions, all part of Terence’s care. In his review, Bill Gates called Bennett’s resulting book The Cost of Hope (Random House) “…a perfect example of why all of the hard decisions about health care spending are just that.” Bennett will share details and insights from her book, including fundamental questions it raises about future directions in health care reform. Bennett directs special projects and investigations for Bloomberg News, and was previously co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, managing editor for The Oregonian, and bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal.

This free public lecture is part of OHSU’s 125th anniversary lecture series. More information is available at www.ohsu.edu/125/lectures. RSVPs are not necessary – see you there!