Former U.S. Surgeon General to speak at Duke

From staff reportsJanuary 22, 2013 

David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General

COURTESY DUKE UNIVERSITY

— Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will speak Thursday at the Duke University School of Nursing school’s sixth annual Global Health Lecture and Research Seminar.

The theme of this year’s seminar is “A Dream Yet Fulfilled: Addressing Health Disparities Domestic and Abroad.” The seminar will include presentations from other nursing professionals on health issues such as HIV prevention in South American youth and obesity-related health issues among African-Americans.

In keeping with the theme, Satcher will give a keynote speech titled “Defining the Plan to Global Health Equity” that will look at the ways science and policy are improving access to health care around the world.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.nursing.duke.edu.

Satcher served as Surgeon General from 1998 until 2002. He is now director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse University in Atlanta.

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