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An evening with David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General, and Viseltear Award (all welcome!)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dr. David Satcher, MD, PhD, 16th Surgeon General of the United States (1998-2002), wanted to be known as the Surgeon General who listened to the American people and who responded with effective programs. His mission was to make public health work for all groups in this Nation.
Dr. Satcher has enjoyed an exemplary and productive career in both academic medicine and public health. After graduating from Morehouse College he earned an M.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University followed by residency/fellowship training at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, UCLA, and King-Drew.
Dr. Satcher went on to become professor and Chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Family Practice at Morehouse School of Medicine. Then, as a faculty member of the UCLA School of Medicine and Public Health and the King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, he developed and chaired the Department of Family Medicine. While Interim Dean of the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School Dr. Satcher negotiated the agreement with UCLA School of Medicine and the Board of Regents that led to a medical education program at King-Drew. He also directed the King-Drew Sickle Cell Research Center. He left academic medicine from Meharry Medical College, where he was President for 11 years.
Prior to his term as Surgeon General Dr. Satcher held the posts of Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and Assistant Secretary for Health.
Upon his departure from the post of Surgeon General, Dr. Satcher became a fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation. In the fall of 2002, he assumed the post of director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
UCLA School of Public Health honored Dr. Satcher with the Breslow Award. Other awards and honors came from the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, Ebony magazine, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.. Recently, he received the Bennie Mays Trailblazer Award. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and Macy Faculty Fellow.
Not just a champion of promoting healthy lifestyles, Dr. Satcher also runs and plays tennis. He also enjoys gardening and reading. Born in Anniston, Alabama, on March 2, 1941, Dr. Satcher and his wife, Nola, have four grown children.
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Organized by: Medical Care Section
Endorsed by: Mental Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development