Humanities Institute

Health & Humanities Research Seminar with Dr. William Sage on "The Innovative Potential of Medicare for All"

Mon, April 22, 2019 | University of Texas Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

William Sage, UT Law and DMS
William Sage, UT Law and DMS

This Spring the Humanities Institute continues to host a series of monthly Health & Humanities Research Seminars in partnership with Dell Medical School. A follow-up to the Spring 2018 Pop-Up Institute, the seminars are intended to engage scholars and practitioners across the health and humanities disciplines in research-oriented dialogue. 

The second April seminar took place on April 22nd at the University of Texas Club and featured a presentation from William Sage, M.D., J.D. Dr. Sage is the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the UT School of Law and Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School. His talk was titled "The Innovative Potential of Medicare for All."

About the Speaker:
William Sage received his A.B. from Harvard and M.D. and J.D. from Stanford along with a Docteur h.c. from Universite Paris Descartes. His areas of teaching include health law, regulatory theory, antitrust, and professional responsibility. He was the Vice Provost for health affairs at UT Austin 2006-13. 

He is the co-editor of Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (Oxford University Press, 2017), Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care (Duke University Press, 2003). 

Dr. Sage is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine; Board Member for Health Care Services at the National Academies of Science; and Member of the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas. He is a Fellow at the Hastings Center on bioethics and is the Board Chair of Children's Optimal Health.

Seating for each seminar is limited and available by advance reservation. You can RSVP HERE to request a seat. Questions may be emailed to HI Associate Director and seminar organizer Phillip Barrish at

Sponsored by: the College of Liberal Arts through the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #1, the Humanities Institute, and Dell Medical School

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