Women's Health: What's News, What's Coming with discussants Mehmet C. Oz, Dean Ornish and Ruth Katz.
Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion.
Ruth J. Katz
Ruth Katz is Dean and Walter G. Ross Professor of Health Policy at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Michelle McMurry is Director of the Health, Biomedical Science, and Society Policy Program and the Aspen Health Forum at the Aspen Institute. She trained in pediatrics and molecular immunology. Since transitioning into health and science policy, her work has focused on the intersection of biomedical research funding policies and healthcare disparities and global health inequities. She has been a Global Health Fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University.
She was formerly a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco. She formerly oversaw health and social policy issues for Senator Joseph Lieberman and was the senior health policy advisor for the Lieberman for President Campaign. She also worked to improve diversity in graduate science education in the Office of the Director of the National Science Foundation as an AAAS Science Policy Fellow.
Native of Dallas, graduate of UT Austin, Dean earned his M.D. from Baylor and is one of the leading progenitors of the lifestyle-driven approach to the control of chronic diseases like coronary artery disease. Through clinical research studies, he proved that comprehensive lifestyle changes could not only stop the progression of heart disease, but reverse it — and indeed, un-do a great deal of underlying system damage to restore wellness. The author or co-author of more than a dozen books and recipient of numerous major awards and accolades, Dean is a major force in transforming healthcare via patient-centered, integrative approaches.
Mehmet C. Oz
Dr. Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs over 350 heart operations annually.