The Growing Cost of Health Care: Your Health Lecture Series at Michigan Tech
In this election season, the cost-benefit equation of health care is on everyone’s mind. At a free public lecture at Michigan Tech this week, a public health specialist from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will discuss the ethical issues related to health care cost reduction efforts.
Dr. Dean Sienko will present “The Growing Cost of Health Care – Can We Endure it Much Longer?” — this year’s Your Health Lecture — at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 17 at the Great Lakes Research Center, Room 202.
The lecture series is a collaborative community event sponsored jointly by Michigan Tech, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region Campus and UP Health System-Portage.
Sienko is associate dean for prevention and public health, director of the Division of Public Health and acting director of the institute for Health Policy at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He served as commander of the U.S. Army’s Public Health Command and as director and medical director of the Ingham County Health Department.
As part of the Your Health Lecture Series, there will also be a program at UP Health System-Portage for health care professionals. Participants can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
Pre-health professions students at Michigan Tech have been invited to a question and answer session with Sienko at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Dow 743. He will answer questions about the medical profession.
Michigan Tech, Michigan State College of Human Medicine and UP Health System-Portage have been supporting the Your Health Lecture Series at Michigan Tech since 2012 and similar programs in Marquette since 2010.