FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Jordan J. Cohen, M.D.

Healthcare and Education

Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., is President Emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Chairman of the Board of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine. Prior to his leadership of the AAMC, he served as dean of the medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Before that, Dr. Cohen was Professor and Associate Chairman of Medicine at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, and physician-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. From 2006 to 2012, he was Professor of Medicine and Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Cohen currently serves on the board of the Morehouse School of Medicine, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine on the Harvard service at the Boston City Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in nephrology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. He has authored more than 100 publications.

Qatar: A Beacon of Hope for a Troubled Region

The state of Qatar, occupying a small peninsula on the Northeast coast of Saudi Arabia, has the world's highest per capita income. Arguably unique among Arab countries, Qatar is positioning itself to play a leading and progressive role on the world stage. Rather than squandering its vast wealth from immense oil and natural gas reserves, the country is investing huge sums in education with the intent to replace its hydrocarbondependent economy with a “knowledge based” economy. The establishment of Education City has been a key element in this long-term strategy. Located on 14 square kilometers in the center of Doha, the country’s capital, Education City currently houses a branch campus of six leading U.S. universities. Qatar also intends to become a regional leader in patient care and medical research. Toward this end, the country is about to open Sidra Medical and Research Center, an ultramodern facility designed to offer the most sophisticated care in a setting of clinical education and medical research.

Dr. Cohen will review Qatar’s brief history, as well as its governance, demography and economy. He will also offer a status report on the country’s progress toward modernization and speculate about its potential role in stimulating similar developments in the region.

Lecture # S1T5
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  Time:2:15–3:45 p.m.
  Fee:$20 / member; $30 / non-member