207.0 In Honor of Jack Geiger (co-sponsored by Socialist Caucus, Medical Care, Peace Caucus, SOPHE, Spirit of 1848, National Association of Community Health Centers, International Health Section)

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 2:30 PM
Business Meeting
This session will honor the work of Jack Geiger; who has devoted his life to protection and promotion of health through combating poverty and racism, protecting human rights, and preventing war. Jack received his MD degree from Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1958 and trained in internal medicine on the Harvard Service of Boston City Hospital from 1958-64. During this period he was also trained in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He later served as chair of the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and as the Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community Medicine at the City University of New York Medical School, Jack initiated the community health center model in the US, combining community-oriented primary care, public health interventions, and civil rights and community empowerment and development initiatives. From 1965-72 he was Co-Director and then Director of the first urban and first rural health centers in the U.S., at Columbia Point, Boston, and Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Jack's work in human rights spans six decades; he was a founding member of one of the first chapters of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the 1940s and a founding member and president of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in the 1980s. Jack was also a founding member and president of Physicians for Social Responsibility in 1961 and a co-author in the New England Journal of Medicine of the first major publication in the U.S. on the medical consequences of thermonuclear war.

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Organized by: Socialist Caucus
Endorsed by: Medical Care, Peace Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Vietnam Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, SOPHE, National Association of Community Health Centers

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