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Renowned Health Policy Expert to Speak at NSU Commencement, May 27


Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn, a senior editor at The New Republic and a nationally recognized authority on health care policy, will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division on Sunday, May 27. During the ceremony, which will be held at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise and commences at 1:00p.m., 744 Health Professions Division (HPD) students will be conferred degrees. The graduates are from the colleges of dental medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, medical sciences, and heath care sciences.

HPD houses Florida’s only school of optometry, one of two dental schools in the state, and one of the largest medical schools in the nation. HPD students and faculty conduct cutting-edge research in human stem cells, cancer, heart disease, AIDS/HIV, and other areas.

Cohn’s keynote address is titled: “Healing the nation” and will focus on the obligations of graduates to ensure greater efficiency within America’s health care system.

Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Cohn attended Pine Crest School and received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, where he served as president of the student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. As a senior editor at The New Republic, he covers domestic policy. He is also the author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price.

Cohn has been called “one of the nation’s leading experts on health care policy” by the Washington Post and “one of the best health care writers out there” by New York Times. His coverage of social justice issues has won the Sidney Hillman and Harry Chapin media awards. Sick was a finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award, and named one of the year’s best books by the Chicago Tribune. He was also a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, which recognizes writers under 35.

A columnist for Kaiser Health News and contributing editor at the American Prospect, Cohn has written for many national publications, including the Times, the Post, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Self, and Slate. He is also a regular commentator on health care policy in the media, appearing on shows such as NPR’s “Fresh Air” and other network news and commentary shows.

Cohn is presently a senior fellow at the think-tank Demos. Previously, he has been a media fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation and a Griffith Leadership Center fellow at the University of Michigan.