Sure Shot

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  • 10/19/2011

Last Friday (under the sponsorship of the Institute for Policy Innovation and the expert direction of Dr. Merrill Matthews) I participated in a discussion of the importance of vaccines, why the CDC may be restricting access to a new meningitis vaccine for infants, the impact this may have on patient care, and a new study evaluating the disparities in how government programs place economic value on human life.

To view video of my presentation (as well as each of the panelists), click on the links below.

Moderated by Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., Institute for Policy Innovation

Christopher Stomberg, Ph.D., Partner, Bates White Economic Consulting

Gretchen Moen, RN, MS, CPNP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Eagan Child and Family Care

Richard G. Judelsohn, MD, FAAP-Medical Director, Erie County Department of Health

Peter Pitts, President & Co-Founder, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Q & A following the presentations

Additionally, the white paper released at the event authored by Dr. Christopher Stomberg, "Policy Priorities and the Value of Life," is available at


Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization promoting innovative solutions that advance medical progress, reduce health disparities, extend life and make health care more affordable, preventive and patient-centered. CMPI also provides the public, policymakers and the media a reliable source of independent scientific analysis on issues ranging from personalized medicine, food and drug safety, health care reform and comparative effectiveness.

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