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In this Episode of The Connector Podcast Series, explore the career advice offered by an OBSSR sponsored panel of professionals. As part of the annual NIH Career Symposium, more than 120 people, seeking careers in Epidemiology, Psychology or Public Health, packed the room; others gathered next door to watch the videocast.
Topics from Dr. Halfon’s interview with Dr. Kaplan are provided below to serve as menu options; start at the beginning or pick and choose the issues. (Transcript)
The Health Care System
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Education, Training, and Leadership
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Research Methods and Policy
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Dr. Halfon says the next era of Health Care in America will reflect our understanding of the complexity and diversity of Human Development over the life course, will be responsive to our all of our knowledge, and will include a delivery system that is capable of providing appropriate individualized health care (e.g., an emergent model). Using the analogy of a computer operating system, Dr. Halfon said the new era will require paradigm shifts across all domains of health care delivery, education, training and leadership, and research methods and policy. Common themes included: integration, collaboration, long-term thinking, and creative dissemination. Dr. Halfon made his presentation following Dr. Gruber, both were Videocast.
Compared to other high income countries, the U.S. has lower life-expectancies, and across the life course Americans are also less healthy. In an interview with Dr. Steven Woolf, who co-edited a recent NIH-commissioned study, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, we explore the findings and seek answers.
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