Jerry Dempsey

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Two score and 10 years ago, our fore-faculty brought forth upon the University of Wisconsin campus a new department. Conceived as prevention as opposed to intervention, it was dedicated to the proposition that “to avoid was better than to treat,” and it changed the way we look at health care. As we describe the evolution and revolution this department has(More)
Global competition, a faltering Finnish economy, and deep recession are forcing difficult decisions on the health care administrators of this Nordic country known for its extensive social welfare safety net and socialized health care system. In the first part of this article the Finnish health care system and its problems, as well as possible solutions, are(More)
In recent years heavy focus has been placed on clinical careers in medical physics, and the pathways to such careers are well-known and well-described. For the future advancement of the field of medical physics, it is necessary the focus also include research-oriented careers. It is important for the younger generation of medical physicists to know that(More)
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