University of Chicago Women's Board

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Health System Reform: Where Do We Go from Here?
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

University Provost Katherine Baicker

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Early Registration Special – $125 per person
Discounted price available through Wednesday, February 19, 2024.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Appointed in 2023, Katherine Baicker serves as the 15th Provost of the University of Chicago. As Provost, she is responsible for academic and research programs across the University and oversees the University’s budget. A leading scholar in the economic analysis of health care policy, she is the Emmett Dedmon Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where she served as Dean for five years prior to being appointed Provost.

Baicker’s research focuses on the effectiveness of public and private health insurance, including the effect of reforms on the distribution and quality of care. Her large-scale research projects include the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, and randomized evaluation of the effects of Medicaid coverage. Her research has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Health Affairs, JAMA, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

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Women’s March Luncheon
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Dr. Selwyn Rogers
Founding Director of UChicago Medicine Trauma Center

University Club of Chicago – Madison Room (7th Floor)
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr. M.D., M.P.H., returns to talk to the Women’s Board after six years “on the job” as the inaugural Director of the UC Medicine Trauma Center. Now Dr. Roger’s story will be much enriched and expansive, as he shares his successes and challenges. He will also discuss the impact of the Violence Recovery Program (VRP) and the effect of a new cadre of hired surgeons.

A widely respected surgeon and public health expert, Dr. Rogers is building an interdisciplinary team of specialists to treat patients who suffer injury from life-threatening events, such as car crashes, serious falls and gun violence. His team works with leaders in the city’s trauma network to expand trauma care on the South Side. He holds a B.A. and an M.D. from Harvard, an M.P.H. from Vanderbilt, and completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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Women’s Board April Luncheon
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Professor Kimberly Kay Hoang
Spiderweb Capitalism: How the Ultra-rich Hide Their Money

University Club of Chicago – Madison Room (7th Floor)
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this insightful and intriguing “behind the scenes” exploration, Professor Hoang dives into the shadow economy that facilitates the illicit movement of wealth across borders and around the globe. She uncovers the mechanics behind the invisible, mundane networks of lawyers, accountants, company secretaries, and fixers who make it all happen in this in-depth analysis. Her book, Spiderweb Capitalism, was published in 2022.

Kimberly Kay Hoang is Professor of Sociology and the College and the Director of Global Studies at the University of Chicago. Her research examines deal making in frontier and emerging economies.

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Women’s Board May Luncheon
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota
Director of the Institute of Politics

University Club of Chicago – Madison Room (7th Floor)
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Heidi Heitkamp shares her vision of the University of Chicago’s prestigious Institute of Politics (IOP) and its highly relevant work in the ever-more-polarized state of American politics. Heitkamp has the distinction of being the first woman senator elected from North Dakota, a position she held from 2013-2019. This was a remarkable achievement for a Democrat in one of the most reliably Republican states in the nation. Heitkamp has been deeply involved with the IOP for years as a Pritzker Fellow and member of the IOP’s senior advisory board, and now as its director. She is an accomplished leader and a consensus-builder and welcomes the challenging conversations that a diverse democracy demands.

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Women’s Board Walking Tour
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A Historical and Architectural Walking Tour of Campus

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chris Skrable, Assistant Dean of the College and Executive Director of Chicago Studies

Curious about why UChicago’s campus developed the way it did? Ever wonder about the people whose names came to adorn its stately buildings, or how its beautiful quadrangles took their distinctive form? How has the institution grown and changed in dialogue with the city around it? In this unique and special offering, join Chris Skrable, Assistant Dean of the College and Executive Director of the Chicago Studies program for an intimate walk through our campus and its histories. Known for his unvarnished takes on the highs, lows, and often-weird middles of Chicago history, Skrable promises critical insight into the people and forces that shaped our campus environment. Selected Campus Highlights

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