Release Date: September 16, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo, along with universities throughout the country engaged in the national conversation on health care, will screen the documentary, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 in 100 Allen Hall, South Campus.
The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. with light refreshments. A panel discussion by members of Western New York’s health leadership will take place after the film, from 4:30-5 p.m.
The audience will be students, faculty and staff from UB primarily from the health sciences. The screening is not open to the public.
The panel will be moderated by Philip Glick, MD, MBA, Department
of Surgery, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The panel
Michael Cain, MD, UB vice president for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, says, “This event brings together leaders from Western New York health care with UB faculty, students and community partners to engage in dialog and explore, in an interprofessional, collaborative and experiential manner, potential solutions to the challenges we face in achieving quality and equitable health care for all.”
The documentary addresses current U.S. health care issues such as:
Questions may be submitted in advance for the panel discussion through the School of Public Health and Health Professions’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sphhp or its Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/UBCommunity using hashtags: #escapefire or #escapefireub.
The afternoon’s events are sponsored by the UB Office of Interprofessional Education, the School of Public Health and Health Professions Office of Public Health Practice, the School of Management, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the AMA Medical Student Section and Physicians for Human Rights.
Media arrangements: Contact Sara R. Saldi in UB’s Office of University Communications at 716-645-4593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.