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Montana Heath Care Event @ MSU

BOZEMAN — Montana State University will host a public talk with three speakers discussing various issues relating to health care.

Kathy Jutila and Brett Walker from MSU and Jevin West from the University of Washington will examine current health care efforts in Montana as well as give personal insights on the topic and address fallacies commonly perceived in data.

The Montana health care talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. on May 16 in Inspiration Hall in Norm Asbjornson Hall at MSU. There will be a reception prior to the event at 6 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Academic Technology and Outreach and the MSU Wonderlust lifelong learning program.

Jutila is an internist and cardiologist and the Director of Health Sciences at MSU. She also teaches in the WWAMI medical school program and carries the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Jutila will present “Montana Healthcare: Dearth, Disparity and Direction.” Her talk will highlight current efforts that are underway to improve how the state takes care of its citizens.

Walker, MSU Regents Professor of history in the Department of History and Philosophy in the College of Letters and Science, will present “Memory as Medicine: Reflections on Medicine and History.” Walker will speak on the role that memory plays in the human body as well as in communities.

West is a visiting lecturer and professor from the Information School at UW. West and a colleague created the “Calling B.S.” course for UW students. The course helps participants recognize when experts and evidence might be misleading and also offer training for thinking critically and responsibly about topics such as medical, scientific and political claims, as well as claims about or made by the media.

West’s course has received interest from more than 70 universities and has gained traction in high school and middle schools. A non-credit version of this course was offered through MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning this spring.

The event is free and open to the public but attendees must RSVP athttps://www.montana.edu/calendar/events/30275. Paid parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to Norm Asbjornson Hall and parking is free after 6 p.m. in MSU’s outdoor parking lots. For questions, please contact Mai Allen at 406-994-2891.

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This story is available on the Web at: http://www.montana.edu/news/18716