Former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher to Speak on February 25

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Former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher to Speak on February 25

Members of the Northwestern community are invited to attend presentations by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, on February 25, at 1 p.m., in Pritzker Auditorium of Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), 251 East Huron Street, Chicago, and 7 p.m. in the Coon Forum Auditorium of Leverone Hall, 2001 Sheridan Road, on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University (NU). Receptions will follow.

Dr. Satcher will be speaking at a seminar titled “Maintaining Health, Achieving Diversity, and Eliminating Disparities,” sponsored by the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Office of Minority and Cultural Affairs; One Step Before, NU’s minority pre-med organization; and NMH.

Director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Dr. Satcher earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University. Before his appointment as the 16th U.S. Surgeon General by former president Bill Clinton in 1998, Dr. Satcher had been director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a position he held for five years.

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