University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Guest Speaker to Discuss Health Care Reform & Future Professionals

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences welcomes Marvin Malek, M.D., MPH, for a presentation about how health care reform may affect future health care professionals. His talk is on February 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Rowell 107. A free lunch will be provided. Dr. Malek will give an overview of single payer reform as well as the national legislation, and then lead an interactive discussion about how these reform efforts may affect health care professionals. Dr. Malek is a strong advocate for a more humane and affordable health care system, and has frequently testified before the Vermont legislature on the issue of health reform.

Dr. Malek received his medical training at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY, residency training at Cook County Hospital, and has spent most of his career in community medicine, providing care to underserved populations. Concerned about the struggles his patients were having accessing health care, he received a grant from the Kellogg Foundation to pursue advanced training in the field of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health.