How Can Doctors Make More Informed Patient-Discharge Decisions?

Hear Dr. James Cox talk about his work developing a decision-support software program to help doctors make patient-discharge decisions. The talk is non-technical and intended for a broad audience interested in health care and technological innovations to improve outcomes for patients. Dr. Cox is a professor of economics at Georgia State University and one of the leading experimental economists in the world. His research team includes the chief of surgery at Emory Healthcare, the chief of surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins, and top econometricians.

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June 17 Talk from 12 to 1 at ISER: Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Risks and Benefits of Oil and Gas Development in Alaska, Greenland, and Norway

Siri Veland, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Brown University in Rhode Island, will talk about her work on a new project examining diverse cultural perspectives on risks and benefits of offshore oil and gas developments in Alaska, Greenland, and Northern Norway. Dr. Veland previously studied environmental change and risk in Northern Australia, and she'll discuss possible overlaps with key issues in the Arctic.

When: June 17, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 1901 Bragaw Street, Third Floor, Suite 301

Please join us, but remember that ISER has moved to 1901 Bragaw Street, Third Floor, Suite 301. The new location is between Northern Lights Blvd. and DeBarr Road. Enter through Reka Drive, and drive all the way south to the front parking area. If you need more directions, call 907-786-7710. Parking is still free. Download the full announcement (PDF, 204KB).

Note: Those who can’t attend in person can join us remotely over the web or call (907) 786-6755, Conference ID: 475905.

By request, a recording was not made of this presentation.

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January 7 talk at ISER. Challenges and Choices: Understanding Alaska’s Fiscal Future

Falling oil prices over the past several months have added to the fiscal challenge Alaska’s state government already faced: North Slope oil production, which has largely paid for government operations since the 1970s, is less than a third of what it once was. Gunnar Knapp, ISER’s director, and Cliff Groh, the chair of Alaska Common Ground, are planning a series of presentations to help Alaskans understand the state’s fiscal situation. Their presentations at ISER are the first in that series, and they encourage the audience to ask questions and offer suggestions for improvement. Gunnar Knapp describes the fiscal situation, providing an overview of the state’s revenues, expenditures, and savings. Cliff Groh discusses the challenges that situation poses and outline the options for dealing with them. They do not advocate for any specific option or course of action, but rather they hope to help set the stage for an informed discussion among Alaskans.
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Lunchtime Talk: Reforming Education in Greenland: Recognizing the Culture and Identity of Greenlandic Children

Aviâja Egede Lynge • Inerisaavik, University of Greenland • Visiting Scholar • MSc, Social Anthropology When: Friday, October 14, 12 to 1 Where: Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Diplomacy Building
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Lunchtime Talk: Regulating Offshore Oil and Gas Activity Around the Arctic

Hear Betsy Baker talk about recent initiatives from around the Arctic regarding offshore oil and gas regulation there. Dr. Baker is an associate professor at the Vermont Law School, as well as senior fellow for Oceans and Energy at the school’s Institute for Energy and the Environment.
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