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Oct. 25, 2001
UC Irvine Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series Features Lecture by U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher
The 2001-2002 UC Irvine Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series continues with a lecture by U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, who will speak on "Creating the Next Generation of Healthy People: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century." A question-and-answer session will follow.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Satcher is only the second person to simultaneously hold the positions of U.S. surgeon general and assistant secretary for health. As the first African American surgeon general, he has led the department's efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health, one of the two major goals of Healthy People 2010, the nation's health agenda for the next 10 years. This initiative aims to eliminate health disparities between majority and minority populations, focusing on infant mortality, child and adult immunizations, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer screening and management.
Satcher has received more than two dozen honorary degrees and numerous distinguished honors, including the Didi Hirsch "Erasing the Stigma" Mental Health Leadership Award and the Jimmy and Roslyn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Humankind from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. From 1993 to 1998, he served as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
The UCI Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series is free and open to the public. The series, which brings internationally renowned scholars and experts to UCI, features fellows who have been selected for their contributions in disciplines that address the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world. For more information on the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series, please call (949) 824-7372, or visit http://www.evc.uci.edu/cdfs/.
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