Last evening the students in the EMPH program had the pleasure attending the Steven Rosenberg Lecture on Healthcare Quality. The lecture featured Bruce C. Vladeck, Ph.D. of Nexera on Putting the Patient in Patient Centered Care. Dr. Vladeck gave an overview the history of the patient-centered care concept. The lectured then focused on different definitions of patient-centered cared used in the health care industry as well as current trends. The evening ended with an informal question and answer session with Dr. Vladeck, Columbia faculty and practitioners and EMPH students.