We’re pleased to continue our COVID-19 FaceBook Live series tomorrow night with a look forward at “Why Next Time…Things Will Be Different: Healthcare in a Post-COVID World.” My guest speaker is my son Matthew Larew, who is uniquely positioned to offer insights into how healthcare is changing and the role COVID-19 is playing in this transformation. While as a physician, I think about healthcare one person at a time, Matt’s job is to view healthcare from a more distant vantage point. As a healthcare analyst at investment bank William Blair, Matt is focused on looking at the “big picture” from an economic and business perspective. His research into healthcare delivery and healthcare services companies is used by large companies and institutional investors as they consider investments in areas of healthcare that appear most promising for future growth.
Matt grew up in Iowa City and is a graduate of Regina High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a B.S. in biological sciences and then worked as a research assistant at the University of Iowa Bone Healing Research Lab. Next, Matt concurrently completed both a Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration at the University of Iowa. He joined William Blair in September 2012 as an analyst, focusing his research on a wide range of healthcare businesses and services.
I think you’ll find our FaceBook Live conversation to be most interesting and hope you can join us this Thursday, 7/23/20 at 6:30 pm CDT. If you’d like to view previous events in the series, please check our Facebook page for our discussions on:
- The psychological impact of the lockdown with Dr. John Westefeld
- Faith aspects of the pandemic with Father Steve Witt
- A perspective on looking for opportunities from the COVID-19 experience with Professor David Gould
- Eating right during the pandemic, with dietician Molly Deprenger, who also gave us a cooking demonstration
- A Q&A session on a wide range of COVID-19 topics as my daughter Grace Larew interviewed me