|3rd Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Set for March 19|
|Friday, March 16 2012|
URMC's Center for Community Health will present its third annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 19, in URMC’s Class of '62 Auditorium. The awards are named in honor of the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, who completed his residency at URMC in the 1970s. Satcher has since gone on to become a leading voice in the field of public health, and currently directs the Satcher Leadership Institute and Center of Excellence on Health Disparities.
Prior to the awards ceremony, the evening features a special grand rounds lecture by Satcher titled "The World Health Organization Committee and Its Impact on an Approach for Health in America." A reception will follow.
In their third year, these community health improvement awards distinguish individuals who have made significant contributions to community health in the greater Rochester region through research, education, clinical services and outreach efforts. At the same time, the awards reflect URMC’s mission to continue cultivating university-community partnerships that support participatory research and interventions that reduce health disparities and improve the community’s health.
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