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Grand Rounds: Jonathan Oberlander, PhD “Beyond the ACA: Health Care Reform and the 2020 Elections”

October 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Wednesdays at 8am, Patient Family Resource Center Conference Room (Ground Floor, North Carolina Cancer Hospital)

Hosted by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) and the UNC Palliative Care Program.


Jonathan Oberlander, Ph.D  


Beyond the ACA: Health Care Reform and the 2020 Elections


Jonathan Oberlander is Professor and Chair of Social Medicine in the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Policy & Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He is also editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Dr. Oberlander’s research focuses on health care politics and policy, health reform, and Medicare.  He is author of The Political Life of Medicare, published by University of Chicago Press and co-editor of The Social Medicine Reader.  His articles have appeared in a range of academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, Milbank Quarterly, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Dr. Oberlander has commented on health care reform for a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the New York Review of Books, National Public Radio, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Company, CBS News, Politico, and PBS.

Oberlander holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Yale University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 


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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists.  Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements.  (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions.  UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD).  The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


October 16, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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