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Former U.S. Surgeon General to speak at IU Northwest

As part of the ongoing celebration of Black History Month, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher will lead the seminar “Your Health is Community Health,” addressing how current gaps in the health care industry delivery systems’ can be changed to promote individual and community health on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Savannah Auditorium.

Sponsored by the Diversity Programming Group and the Department of Minority Studies, in cooperation with the Black History Month Committee, the event is free and open to the public with a reception beginning 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Satcher is currently the director for the new National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. Serving as surgeon general and assistant secretary for health simultaneously from February 1998 to January 2001, Dr. Satcher led the national effort to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health, an imitative that was incorporated as one of the two major goals of Health People 2010, the nation’s health agenda for the next 10 years.

Dr. Satcher is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and Macy Faculty Fellow. He is the recipient of nearly two dozen honorary degrees and a number of distinguished honors, including top awards from the National Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and Ebony magazine.

For more information, please contact the department of minority studies at (219) 980-6629.



Media Contact:

Michelle Searer

Kim Kintz

Danille Taylor-Guthrie
Minority Studies

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