Sir Malcolm Grant, the chairman of NHS England, which oversees England’s National Health Service (NHS), will be in residence Oct. 21-24 as Dartmouth’s second fall-term Montgomery Fellow.
His residency will include a lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Arvo Oopik Auditorium at the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. The lecture, titled “The Impossible Challenge? Providing High Quality Healthcare for Entire Populations,” is free and open to the public.
“The NHS is one of the most important social institutions in the world,” says Al Mulley, director of The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science (TDC) and professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. “No other institution is there for everyone to offer care and treatment free at the time of greatest vulnerability regardless of social standing or ability to pay. It is a privilege to welcome Sir Malcolm to Dartmouth. We have much to learn during our time together.”
Grant was formerly the president and provost of University College London. While at Dartmouth he will meet with undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and researchers, as well as with College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center administrators.
“Sir Malcolm Grant brings authentic, hands-on experience leading large nonprofits through difficult change,” says Christianne Wohlforth, director of the Montgomery Fellows program. “He is an expert in the management of public resources, has tackled reform in two of the trickiest bureaucracies ever—education and health care—and offers a context usefully different from our own.”
Among the events scheduled during Grant’s residency are a joint session with the Global Village living-learning community and Dickey Center Great Issues scholars, a meeting with graduate and medical students on the topic of climate change and health care needs, tea with a group of pre-health and medical students organized by the Nathan Smith Society, and a session on teamwork with the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows. He will also join a meeting of the course “Global Heath Systems,” taught by Professor of Sociology Denise Anthony, as well as meeting with students from the Tuck School of Business. Grant will give a virtual seminar with the faculty of the Masters of Health Care Delivery Science program, and meet with research teams at The Dartmouth Institute for Healthy Policy and Clinical Practice and TDC.
The Montgomery endowment, which invites exceptional individuals to the College to live, work, and share their perspectives as members of the community, was established in 1977 through a gift of Kenneth ’25 and Harle Montgomery.