BUFFALO, N.Y. — Health care leaders from The Eden
Alternative, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and University at
Buffalo will share their insights during a panel discussion on Nov.
3 at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace in Buffalo.
As 10,000 aging baby boomers qualify for Medicare every day,
“Improving the Health Status of the Community:
Person-Centered Care for our Aging Population” will explore
the clinical, social and economic challenges of caring for the
elderly in a compassionate, yet sustainable manner.
Larry Zielinski, executive in residence for health care
administration in the UB School of Management, will moderate the
event. Zielinski previously spent 25 years in the industry,
including terms as president of two health care organizations.
The event, presented by the American College of Health Care
Executives, UB Center for Successful Aging, UB School of Law and UB
School of Management, will feature the following experts:
- Kathy Hagen, project administrator, The Eden Alternative, an
organization dedicated to creating well-being and quality of life
for Elders and their care partners. Hagen oversees grant projects
and large training events, as well as other projects within the
organization. She creates comprehensive, detailed project
plans including budgeting and resource allocation, and manages
timelines, expense tracking and financial reporting.
- Shirley Johnson, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice
president of nursing and patient care services, Roswell Park Cancer
Institute. Johnson is a nationally recognized leader in oncology
program administration and has successfully marshaled legislative
support to impact cancer care delivery and has achieved
collaborative relationships with physicians and allied health
- Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health
policy and clinical professor in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences. A nationally recognized authority on
medicine and outspoken advocate for the uninsured and affordable
health coverage, Nielsen advises UB leadership, faculty and staff
on health care reform to prepare them to lead the transformation of
health care delivery in Western New York.
- Bruce Troen, MD, professor and chief of the Division of
Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine,
UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, geriatrician
with UBMD Internal Medicine, and physician-investigator with the
Veterans Affairs Western New York Health Care System. An American
Geriatrics Society Fellow, Troen is director of the UB Center for
Successful Aging, co-director of the UB Center of Excellence in
Alzheimer’s Disease, and director of Geriatric Services at
Erie County Medical Center. His research has focused on frailty,
vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency, osteoporosis and bone
The panel discussion is part of the UB School of
Management’s growing portfolio of health care management
programs, partnerships and events. The school also offers dual and
collaborative programs that combine an MBA with another graduate
degree in several health-related fields, an Accelerated MBA for
Medical Residents and Fellows program, an MBA health care
management concentration and a variety of non-credit-bearing
programs. To read more, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/healthcare.
The event is open to the public and will begin at 8 a.m. for
registration and networking, followed by the panel discussion from
8:30-10 a.m. To register, visit caringfortheaging.eventzilla.net.
Tickets are $20 for students, $50 for ACHE members and $60 for
nonmembers. For more information, contact Larry Zielinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News
& World Report for the quality of its programs and the return
on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about
the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.