Second Annual Research Symposium

Pharmaceutical Policy and Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 8:30 am – 3:00 pm University of Chicago, Knapp Center of Biomedical Discovery


  • Arvind Goyal, MD, MPH, MBA Medical Director, IL, Medicaid, Illinois, Department of Health and Family Services How Pharmaceutical Policy Serves the IL Medicaid Population
  • Harold Pollack, PhD, MPP Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago The Promise (and Unfulfilled Promise) of Medicaid Expansion for Vulnerable Populations
  • JoAnn Stubbings, MHCA Assistant Director of Specialty Pharmacy Services, University of Illinois at Chicago Specialty Pharmacy and the Vulnerable Patient from the Health-System Perspective
  • Bobby Clark, PhD, MSPharm, MHA, MS, MA Senior Director, Health Outcomes & Clinical Research, Walgreens Co. Does the 340B Program Reach Communities in Need, and How Do Prescription Dispensing Patterns Compare to General Outpatient Dispensing?
  • Rena Conti, PhD Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago Pricing in the Market for Anticancer Drugs
  • Fabrice Smieliauskas, PhD, MA Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, University of Chicago Trends in the Costs and Utilization of Targeted Cancer Therapies for the Privately Insured Non-Elderly: 2001-2011
  • Jonas de Souza, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Financial Toxicity in Oncology

Symposium 2014 Photographs