Ambrose Health Policy Forum

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Contact:Dave Wellman, Director of Communications, 304-696-7153


Ambrose Health Policy Forum features president of Milbank Memorial Fund


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Christopher Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial fund, will be the guest speaker at the third annual Paul W. Ambrose Health Policy Forum, which will take place at 6 p.m. today at the Marshall University Medical Center’s Harless Auditorium. The event is free to the public.

The forum is sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Health, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health and the Paul W. Ambrose Fellows. The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience. Founded in 1905, the fund engages in nonpartisan analysis, collaboration, and communication on significant issues in health policy.

Koller plans to talk about “The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Primary Care.”

“Our hope is that exceptional resident physicians will benefit from engaging state and federal representatives and other health care experts in thoughtful discussions of policy formation and develop innovative skills to serve their community as  more effective providers, healthcare advocates and community leaders,” said Jennifer T. Plymale,  co-chair of the Paul W. Ambrose Health Policy Fellows.

Dr. Stephen Petrany, also a co-chair of the Ambrose Fellows, said, “Bringing someone with the national reputation and credentials in the health policy field like Christopher Koller to speak to Marshall University and the Huntington community is what the Paul Ambrose Health Policy Forum is all about. We are very excited to have such an experienced and erudite individual share his insights regarding the Affordable Care Act and its impact particularly on primary care medicine.  This is an issue that has very real relevance for our medical school, our local community, and the state of West Virginia.”

A reception with light refreshments will follow the forum.




Date Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014