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UCLA Health Services Alumni Association Honors "Leaders Of Today, Leaders Of Tomorrow" May 6

Honorees Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH and Howard Kahn to Address UCLA School of Public Health 2010 Health Services Graduates

Thursday, May 6, 2010

WHAT:           Dr. Kenneth Kizer, founding President and CEO of the National Quality Forum and Former Under Secretary for Health of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and Mr. Howard Kahn, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan, will be honored at the annual Leaders of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow dinner hosted by the UCLA School of Public Health’s Health Services Alumni Association (HSAA).
Kenneth W. Kizer MD, MPH, is an internationally respected healthcare leader, consultant and Chairman of MedSPHere Systems Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of open source healthcare information technology.
He is one a small group elected to both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. He was selected as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine multiple times and his work has been highlighted in Time, Business Week, Fortune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times among others.
Howard Kahn is CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest public health plan with over 800,000 enrolled members. He is widely recognized as an expert in government health care programs, health care disparities, and the safety net. Howard has more than 25 years experience in national and international health care, in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  He was Founding President and CEO of the $1 billion California Wellness Foundation, and is currently the Chair of the California Association of Health Plans and serves on the Prop 63 Commission.

HSAA seeks to engage Department of Health Services alumni through service and program offerings, and provides support to current students and faculty.

WHEN:           May 6, 2010
                        Reception at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Covel Commons
                        Grand Horizon Ballroom
                        UCLA Campus
                        Westwood, CA

TICKETS:       May be purchased online:

MEDIA CONTACT:    Sarah Anderson  310-267-0440

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