barishThe next Dr. Paula Show will feature Dr. Robert Barish, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The show will air on Tuesday, February 21st at 11 AM. Dr. Barish will be sharing his thoughts on the vision of his office, challenges it faces and what he forsees as its role in the advancement of heath literacy.

Dr. Robert A. Barish, M. D., is the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has served as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of University Care at the University of Maryland Medical. Under his leadership, the emergency medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center became one of the largest and most sought after in the country and grew to national prominence, recruiting renowned clinicians and educators. He served as chancellor of the LSU Health Sciences Center at (SHREEVE-port) Shreveport from 2009 to 2015, where he provided leadership for the schools of medicine, allied health, and graduate programs; a major academic medical center; and two affiliated hospitals. A former lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon in the Maryland Air National Guard, Dr. Barish was among a select group invited to become a NASA astronaut candidate in the early 1990s.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

 

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