Satcher to address School of Public Health graduates

April 6, 1998

Satcher to address School of Public Health graduates

ANN ARBOR—Newly appointed U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will address the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health graduates at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St. Satcher is formerly the director of the Centers for Disease Control. He rose from the depths of poverty in the rural South to become the foremost authority on public health in the nation. He began his career in 1970 as a medical consultant for the Sickle Cell Program in Rochester, N.Y. He quickly rose through the ranks in the medical field. He’s held high level positions at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine, UCLA School of Public Health and the Martin Luther King Jr. General Hospital in Los Angeles, among others. By 1993, he was named director for the Centers of Disease Control where he remained until his appointment this year as U.S. Surgeon General.

Satcher is noted for his stances on birth control, inner city crime (particularly homicide rates among Black males) and for his “in your face” approach to AIDS education.

The U-M’s School of Public Health is considered a leader in research of public health issues. The school is noted for its research in human genetics, tobacco use and influenza, among other areas. Its contributions to public health have placed a spotlight on the school as one of the topmost institutions of its kind in the country.

Approximately 300 students expect their academic degrees this spring.

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