United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to Speak at Gateway Community College

Friday, December 18, 2015
 

This event was free and open to the public.

On Thursday, September 17, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven Community Services Administration and Gateway Community College hosted a discussion with the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on The Impact and Outcome of 40+ Years of Federal Anti-Smoking Messaging.

The informal discussion, entitled Anti-Smoking Public Policy Considerations: A Conversation with the United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, was moderated by Byron Kennedy, MD, PhD, MPH Director, New Haven Department of Health. Participants include Roderick Bremby, Connecticut Commissioner, Department of Social Services; Miriam Delphin-Rittman, PhD, Connecticut Commissioner, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA. Connecticut Commissioner, Department of Public Health.

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, GCC President Dorsey Kendrick and New Haven Community Services Administrator Martha Okafor were also involved in the presentation. 

Dr. Murthy was appointed our nation’s 19th Surgeon General by President Obama in 2014. He holds the rank of Rear-Admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. While a Harvard freshman in 1995, Dr. Murthy co-founded VISIONS Worldwide, which focused on HIV/AIDS education in the U.S. and India. He is also a founder and president of Doctors for America, a group of 15,000 physicians and medical students supporting comprehensive health reform. Murthy received an MD and MBA from Yale University.

Anti-Smoking Public Policy Considerations: A Conversation with the United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy took place in the Curran Community Center (N100) at Gateway Community College, which is located at 20 Church St., New Haven.