Health Enterprise Management Program Alumni Newsletter

The Health Enterprise Management Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 4

Mark your calendars! 2014 MacEachern Symposium Wednesday June 4, 2014

"The Future of the Physician"

Ezekiel EmanuelWe are pleased to announce Ezekiel J. Emanuel will be the 2014 Malcolm MacEachern Memorial Lecturer.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, an oncologist and former White House adviser, is a vice provost and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times on a range of topics including health and health policy.

2014 Laura G. Jackson Alumni award
At the MacEachern Symposium luncheon, we recognize the outstanding accomplishments of an Alumnus.  This year we would like to accept nominations from fellow alums for the Laura G. Jackson Alumni award. We invite you to submit nominations to Julie Gertz. Please include nominees name, title and a brief reason as to why they should be given this award.

Look for registration in February of 2014. Remember to register early, there is a limit to the number of attendees.

Faculty NewsLeemore Dafny

We welcome back Professor Leemore Dafny from her academic leave in Washington, DC, where she served as Deputy Director in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. She served the nation as its top health care anti-trust economist. We are pleased to have her back on campus.


Martin Gaynor, who was this year’s MacEachern Lecturer, was named chief economist at the Federal Trade Commission.  Kellogg Professor Mark Satterthwaite was Martin’s dissertation advisor at Northwestern.

Martin GaynorMartin Gaynor, who will serve as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics starting October 1, joins the agency from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a professor of economics and public policy and holds the E.J. Barone Chair in Health Systems Management.  Gaynor has an extensive teaching background and has received numerous awards for research in health care economics.  He earned doctoral  and master’s degrees in economics from Northwestern University, and an honors degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego.

2013 MacEachern Symposium

On a Collision Course? Healthcare Integration and Antitrust
The James L. Allen Center was the venue for the 2013 Malcolm MacEachern Symposium.

The topic for this year’s Symposium was Integration and Antitrust. 

The symposium was well attended by Kellogg alums, students, faculty and staff as well as representatives from the healthcare industry.  The speakers proved to be wonderful and very insightful.  The luncheon and panel that took place after the speakers was just as exciting.

Our dynamic speakers included:

  • Jeff Goldsmith, President, Health Futures
  • Joshua Soven, Partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, LLP. Former Chief of the Litigation I Section of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • David Marx, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Joe Miller, General Counsel, America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Martin Gaynor, E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Luncheon and Forecasting Panel

To learn more about this year’s symposium and read the transcription of the panel click here.

Olivier Visa accepts the 2013 Laura G. Jackson Award

From left: Patty Riskind, Olivier Visa, Professor Sangeeta Vohra, and Professor David Dranove

2013 MacEachern Symposium

Alumni News

NCHL Names Truman Medical Centers President & CEO
John W. Bluford, III (‘75) Recipient of 2013 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. Read more about this outstanding award.

Kellogg alum are involved in a startup that has been gaining traction and notoriety.  Sam Ethiopia '06 and Jon Schaffer '01 are in the senior leadership of Compliant Innovations. Sam runs the marketing and product management shop and Jon is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board.  Their all-star team comes out of the tech community in Northern California with backgrounds from Yahoo, Intuit, Cisco, Invuity, PwC, 3D Systems, GE and Adteractive.

In future newsletters, we would like to announce milestones in the careers of our alumni.  If you have any information you would like to share with your alums, please send an email to Julie Gertz.

Healthcare Management Policy and Innovation Journal

Be sure to check out the latest issue of the HMPI Journal.  Feel free to subscribe to future editions.  If you would like to submit a paper for the Journal, click here.

Upcoming Events

Next Journal club meeting
Our quarterly Journal Club will meet on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30pm at the Allen Center to discuss the subject of involving consumers in health alliances. This topic invites much broader questions about the role of consumers (patients) and their responsibility in the healthcare scene. Please RSVP to Julie Gertz if you plan on attending.

Business of Healthcare Conference
November 16, 2013
"Re-charting the Borders of Healthcare"

The 2013 Business of Healthcare Conference, “Re-charting the Borders of Healthcare,” will explore how the Affordable Care Act and drive for growth are shifting the institutional, technological, physical, geographical and financial borders of healthcare. Sessions will examine the implications of changes in the payer, provider, pharma, med-device and investing sectors.


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