HHS Secretary Shalala to talk on child welfare Sept. 18

September 5, 1997
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HHS Secretary Shalala to talk on child welfare Sept. 18

ANN ARBOR—Donna E. Shalala, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will deliver the annual Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memorial Lecture on Child Welfare at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at the University of Michigan’s Power Center for the Performing Arts. Shalala, who has headed HHS since 1993, is a leader in the Clinton administration’s efforts to reform the nation’s welfare system and to improve health care. As head of the federal government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, she oversees such programs as Medicare, Medicaid and nearly all of the federal welfare and children’s programs. Shalala, who previously served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin from 1988 to 1993, was also president of Hunter College at the City University of New York for eight years and was assistant secretary for policy development and research at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Carter administration. The lecture is named in memory of Fedele Fauri, former U-M vice president and dean of social work, and his wife, Iris. Fedele Fauri held various state and federal government positions in social welfare, including serving as the first director of the Michigan Department of Social Services and as Social Security adviser to President John F. Kennedy and to both houses of Congress. Sponsored by the U-M School of Social Work, Shalala’s talk is free to the public. For more information, call (313) 764-5347.


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