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Visioning the Future and Vermont

03/23/06 12:00AM

The 30th anniversary of the George D. Aiken Lectures explores several key issues facing Vermont in the coming 30 years: the global economy, the landscape, and our health and well being. All events are free and open to the public, but you must reserve a ticket. Register online or call UVM Continuing Education at (800) 639-3210 or 656-2085.

VPR is recording the lectures for broadcast at 6 p.m. on Thursdays following the live lecture. Then at 7 p.m., Switchboard explores the regional impact of the issue presented. Both broadcasts will be archived online and available to download after they have aired.

Dr. David Satcher served simultaneously in the positions of Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health from February 1998 through January 2001 at the US Department of Health and Human Services. He also held the posts of Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry from 1993 to 1998. Dr. Satcher is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and Macy Faculty Fellow. In 1995, he received the Breslow Award in Public Health and in 1997 the New York Academy of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, he received the Bennie Mays Trailblazer Award and the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Humankind from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Satcher wanted to be known as the Surgeon General who listened to the American people and who responded with effective programs. His mission was to make public health work for all groups in this nation. He not only is a champion of promoting healthy lifestyles, but is also an avid jogger and enjoys tennis, gardening and reading.

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