Montana Healthcare: Insights from Personal History to Common Fallacies
- Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Norm Asbjornson Hall, Inspiration Hall - view map
The Office of Research and Economic Development has partnered with MSU Wonderlust lifelong learning program to host an evening of public lectures "Montana healthcare: Insights from Personal History to Common Fallacies." This event features three dynamic speakers from MSU and the University of Washington.
Dr. Kathy Jutila is an internist and cardiologist and is MSU’s Director of Health Sciences. She also teaches in the University of Washington WWAMI medical school program and carries the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She also continues to practice medicine in a tiny rural community in central Montana. Her talk is entitled "Montana Healthcare: Dearth, Disparity and Direction."
Dr. Brett L. Walker is Regents Professor of History at Montana State University. He researches Japanese history, environmental history, medical history, the history of science and technology, and military history, specifically the Second World War. He is the author of five books and was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He will present "Memory as Medicine: Reflections on Medicine and History."
Dr. Jevin West is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington and co-founder of the DataLab. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute. Recently, he and his colleague, Carl Bergstrom, developed a new course on "Calling B.S." for combatting misinformation, with a particular emphasis on data, figures, visualizations and statistics. The course is now being taught at universities around the globe. He will present "Calling BS: Data Reasoning in a Digital Age."
This event is free and open to the public. The reception with refreshments begins at 6 p.m. followed by talks at 6:30 p.m. at Inspiration Hall, Norm Asbjornson Hall.
- Office of Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education