The 2012 Stanton/Anthony Conversations and Luncheon
Attendance at the 12 noon Luncheon is $45 per person/$20 per student and open to the public. Luncheon reservation required. The Conversations, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., are free and open to the public.
Dr. Deborah Richter practices primary care and addiction medicine in Vermont. She is a past president of Physicians for a National Health Program. Her extensive speaking engagements include addresses to community and church groups, Rotary Clubs and other business groups, medical student and physician groups about the need for and merits of a universal health care system. Dr. Richter serves as president of Vermont Health Care for All, an organization that educates the Vermont community about the structure and features of universal health care systems. She received a 2-year fellowship from the Open Society Institute, which allowed her to educate employers about the benefits to them of a universal health care system.
She has co-authored 2 books with former Health and Human Services Secretary Cornelius Hogan and journalist Terry Doran: The most recent "Gridlock: The Unhealthy Politics of Health Care in Vermont,” and in 2005, “At the Crossroads: The Future of Health Care in Vermont.”
Dr. Richter’s work was featured in a story in the New York Times in May 2011 and she was honored as one of Yes Magazine’s “Fifteen Extraordinary People Transforming the Way We Live” issue.
She lives with her husband in Montpelier, Vermont.
Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S. is Professor of Medicine and of Community and Preventive Medicine, the Director of the Center for Community Health and Associate Vice President at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Bennett has directed numerous studies and community interventions funded by the CDC, NYSDOH and national and regional foundations related to the prevention of communicable and chronic disease.
She is the principal investigator for the Rochester Emerging Infections Program (CDC) and the Director of the Community Engagement core of the NIH funded Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Healthy Living Research Center, also funded by the NIH.
Dr. Bennett is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and did her residency and Chief Residency at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. During her fellowship in general medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, she earned a Masters Degree in Epidemiology. She was an Assistant Professor of Medicine, a Mellon Fellow in Epidemiology, and taught in the School of Public Health at Columbia University before moving to Rochester. She served for 17 years as the Deputy Director of the Monroe County Department of Public Health, is an author of more than 65 peer reviewed articles, and serves on a variety of local and national advisory boards.
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