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Columbia’s November Grand Rounds

On November 11, Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health will hold its next in the series of Grand Rounds lectures with a talk titled “Confronting the Health Gap.” Speakers are Sir Dr. Michael Marmot, of the Institute of Health Equity, ​and Mr. Mark T. Bertolini, chairman and CEO of Aetna. Each month, Dean Linda P. Fried invites distinguished change-makers to discuss society’s role in creating broad population health.

Sir Michael Marmot was chair of the Commission on
Social Determinants of Health, which was set up by the World Health Organization in 2005; currently leads the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA); and is engaged in several international research efforts on the social determinants of health. He served as president of the British Medical Association in 2010-2011, and serves as president of the World Medical Association for 2015-16.

Mr. Bertolini is credited with reshaping the culture of Aetna and transforming the insurer into one of the most progressive companies in corporate America. He recently established a minimum internal hourly base wage of $16/hour for U.S. domestic employees and created an enhanced benefits program that helps reduce out-of-pocket costs.

All are invited to the lecture and reception that follows on Wednesday, November 11 at 4pm, on the Columbia University Medical campus, Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168 Street, NYC 10032.

Talks are also broadcast live online. Participate using #FuturePublicHealth on Twitter. For more information visit: Grand Rounds 2015-16