Keynote Address: Dr. David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016: 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
Grand Ballroom (Hilton Portland)
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Founding Director and Senior Advisor, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute
16th Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. David Satcher is a national authority on public health policy. Founding director and senior advisor of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Satcher served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States from 1998-2002. He also served as the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, becoming the second person in history to have held both positions simultaneously. His work reflects a lifelong commitment to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and destigmatizing mental illness. In addition to his public service, Dr. Satcher has held top university leadership positions and received over 50 honorary degrees and distinguished honors from numerous organizations.

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