Practice & Policy Lecture Series
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The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008, Noon

Aging Oklahoma and State Policy

Dr. Marie Bernard will discuss the recently published report titled, “Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce” from the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans. Bernard served on the committee and will present issues from the report pertinent nationally and within Oklahoma.

Dr. Marie Bernard

About the Speaker:
Dr. Marie Bernard serves as the professor and chair of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine and the director of the Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center.

Bernard received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Temple Hospital was the site of her residency training and she served on the faculty in general internal medicine while there. At the VA Medical Center, Bernard is the associate chief of staff for geriatrics and extended care. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics and holds the endowed Donald W. Reynolds Chair of Geriatric Medicine.

Related Information:
Visit the Institute of Medicine’s (Link opens in new window) website for access to the Report Brief, a Fact Sheet summary of findings, notes on the Senate Testimony, and to purchase the full report.

Institute of Medicine Report: Retooling for an Aging America (Link opens in new window)

Last Updated: June 18, 2015
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