Dr. Benjamin discusses her priorities as Surgeon General, with a special emphasis on her work to promote prevention and wellness. Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service. As America’s Doctor, she provides the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. Dr. Benjamin also oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health of the American People.
This program is another of the Library’s MacArthur Fellows Science Series programs and is presented with generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, through the Chicago Public Library Foundation. More information is available at www.macfound.org.
Recorded Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Harold Washington Library Center.