November 4, 2002
HHS Official to Give Feinberg Lecture
CHICAGO— Eve E. Slater, MD, assistant secretary of health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the speaker at the eighth annual Frances Feinberg Memorial Lecture at Northwestern University at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the third floor conference center of the Feinberg Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 East Huron Street.
Dr. Slater is the primary adviser to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson on issues related to the nation’s public health. She also oversees the U.S. Public Health Service, which includes all HHS agencies and the Commission Corps of more than 6,000 health professionals.
Prior to joining HHS in January 2002, she was senior vice president of external policy for Merck Research Laboratories.
Dr. Slater is a graduate of Vassar College and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed an internship and residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she was the first woman to be appointed chief resident in medicine. Board certified in cardiology and internal medicine, Dr. Slater was chief of the hypertension unit at MGH and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School before joining Merck.
The lecture series, which is presented by the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute of Northwestern University, is named in honor of the late Mrs. Reuben Feinberg, a major supporter of the arts, sciences, and education. In her position as officer of the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation, Mrs. Feinberg helped to endow the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Louis Feinberg Chair in Ophthalmology at Northwestern.
The Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute was established in 1989 to support and develop clinical and basic research efforts to prevent, alleviate, and cure cardiovascular disease. The institute provides leadership, services, and core physical facilities for cardiovascular disease research at The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and other hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
The Feinberg Foundation continues to support medical research, endowing the Feinberg Clinical Neuroscience Research Institute at Northwestern’s medical school and the Feinberg Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.