<p>On Friday, May 16, as students in the inaugural class of Brown’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership wrap up the year by presenting their final projects, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will join them to discuss health care challenges facing the United States.</p>

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will join 28 students in the inaugural class of Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program at their final session of the semester Friday, May 16, 2014, for a discussion of the challenges facing the nation’s health care system.

Members of the media are invited to attend the discussion with Whitehouse. Members of the class, all senior professionals in the industry, will also be available prior to the visit to talk about their final projects on subjects such as creating accountable care organizations and designing information technology to support treatment of chronic disease in children.

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
David Dosa, Brown University School of Public Health
Judy Bentkover, academic director, EMHL
Dr. Chilendum Ahaghotu, associate dean for clinical affairs and chief of urology, Howard University
David Deininger, architect and healthcare facility planning consultant, 2dplanning
Christopher Godfrey, senior vice president, HealthCap Partners
Marianne James, senior vice president/CIO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Sen. Whitehouse will discuss challenges in U.S. health care including ones faced by industry executives and in legislation and regulation. He will talk with students and members of the degree program’s advisory committee about how healthcare executives can help effect needed changes.

Student presentations available for media discussion include:
Ahaghotu: “Creating and implementing a community-serving ACO”
Deininger: “Integrated Healthcare Master Planning”
Godfrey: “Achieve price transparency and defragmentation of the $14B U.S. blood product market.”
James: “Information technology: Support and enable the best outcomes for children with chronic disease.”

Friday, May 16
3 p.m. — Students available to discuss projects
4 p.m. — Sen. Whitehouse discussion with class

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