Media Advisory: Top regional experts to discuss care for booming aging population

Release Date: October 31, 2017 This content is archived.

Kathy Hagen.


Shirley Johnson.


Nancy Nielsen.


Bruce Troen.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Health care leaders from The Eden Alternative, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and University at Buffalo will share their insights during a panel discussion on Nov. 3 at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace in Buffalo.

What: As 10,000 aging baby boomers qualify for Medicare every day, “Improving the Health Status of the Community: Person-Centered Care for our Aging Population” will explore the clinical, social and economic challenges of caring for the elderly in a compassionate, yet sustainable manner.

The panel discussion is part of the UB School of Management’s growing portfolio of health care management programs, partnerships and events. The school also offers dual and collaborative programs that combine an MBA with another graduate degree in several health-related fields, an Accelerated MBA for Medical Residents and Fellows program, an MBA health care management concentration and a variety of non-credit-bearing programs.

Who: Moderating the discussion will be Larry Zielinski, who brings 25 years of industry experience, including terms as president of two health care organizations, to his role as executive in residence for health care administration in the UB School of Management.

The panel will feature the following experts:

  • Kathy Hagen, project administrator, The Eden Alternative
  • Shirley Johnson, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of nursing and patient care services, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy and clinical professor in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Bruce Troen, MD, professor and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine, UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, geriatrician with UBMD Internal Medicine, and physician-investigator with the Veterans Affairs Western New York Health Care System.

When: 8-10 a.m. on Nov. 3.

Where: Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace in Buffalo.

Media Opportunities: Members of the media are invited to capture audio, photos and video during the discussion. In addition, Zielinski and the panelists will be available after the event for one-on-one interviews.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

Media Contact Information

Kevin Manne
Associate Director of Communications
School of Management