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Michael M. Davis Lecture Series

Each academic semester, the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) sponsors the Michael M. Davis Lecture Series which brings renowned policy experts, researchers and commentators to the University to explore the intersection of health policy and the broad needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. CHAS also provides support for conferences and workshops focused on issues surrounding health services and health policy research.

The career of Michael M. Davis spanned almost fifty years in many areas of medical sociology and health administration. Davis' early years included the establishment of the first "pay clinics" in the United States in 1913, to meet the needs of the working population of Boston, MA. Davis was also the founder of the University of Chicago Graduate Program of Health Administration Studies in 1934. We are proud to carry on the spirit of his early work with vulnerable populations with this lecture series.

All lectures are held on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm at the School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL. Lectures are held during the Fall and Spring quarters of each academic year.  No lectures are scheduled during the Winter quarter. The lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops

CHAS supports conferences, seminars and workshops related to issues surrounding health services and health policy research.  If you know of an opportunity for CHAS to become involved in hosting an event that relates to our mission, please contact us.  You can find previous events in our archives as well.