About this Event
255 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester NY 14642https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/community-health/news-events/satcher-improvement-awards.aspx
Join the Center for Community Health & Prevention for the 14th annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, featuring keynote speaker Dr. David Satcher. He will present "Revisiting the Highs and Lows of Public Health Practice." URMC staff, as well as junior faculty and senior faculty members and their community partners, will also be awarded for their significant contributions to community health improvement.
12 - 1 p.m. Introductions & Grand Rounds
1 - 1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
1:30 - 3 p.m. Celebration & Lunch in Evarts Lounge
Register by April 24 to attend the lunch celebration.
Dr. Satcher, for whom the awards are named, is the founding director and senior advisor at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the 16th Surgeon General of the United States and former Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
His tenure of public service also includes serving as director of the CDC from 1993 to 1998. A four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he is a renowned champion for healthy lifestyles and for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health. While Dr. Satcher has played, and still plays, a prominent role nationally and internationally, he has always taken the time to return to Rochester, where his medical career began, and, in doing so, has left his mark on this community. Dr. Satcher performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the early 1970s. Since then he has continued to be involved in community health efforts here, including serving as a senior advisor to the medical center.