For Immediate Release
All Zones
March 24, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
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Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
To Speak on Access to American Healthcare

Former U.S. Secretary of Health andHuman Services, Louis W. Sullivan, MD will speak on Access to AmericanHealthcare on April 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at IndianaUniversity Northwest. Currently the president of MorehouseSchool of Medicine in Atlanta, Sullivan will deliver the first WilliamB. Schenck Lecture in Health Care Policy and Services in the university’snew Academic Activities Building Auditorium. The event is part of the AnnualSPEA (School of Public and EnvironmentalAffairs) Public Service and Public Affairs Week scheduled through April7.

Sullivan served as the Secretary of Health and Human Services duringthe Bush administration from 1989 to 1993. He became the founding deanand director of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College in 1975,and was the first dean and president when the Morehouse School of Medicinebecame independent from the college in 1981. He returned to the presidencyof Morehouse in 1993 and also hosts the public television series Frontiersof Medicine. 

“We are very pleased to bring to Northwest Indiana such a nationallyprominent health care leader,” says Joseph Pellicciotti,director of IU Northwest SPEA. “Dr. Sullivan joins a long list of nationalpublic figures who have participated in our Annual SPEA Public Serviceand Public Affairs Week at IU Northwest. Past participants have included,former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis,former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, and former senator and presidentialcandidate, George McGovern. We believe that bringing these individualsto IU Northwest to speak on important issues in public affairs is an importantpart of our teaching and service commitment to students and the community.”      

According to Pelliccciotti, the lecture is made possible through a donationfrom Community Hospital in Munster and is named “in honor of William Schenckfor his many contributions to healthcare management, policy and educationin Northwest Indiana.”  It is open to the community free of charge.

For more information contact IU Northwest SPEA at 219-980-6695.

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