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Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher to Speak at NSU Commencement, Aug. 25


Former U.S. Surgeon General Admiral David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.



Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony for Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) colleges of Nursing and Health Care Sciences on Saturday, Aug. 25.

As Surgeon General under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Admiral Satcher served our nation by providing Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. He protected and advanced the health of the nation by educating the public, advocating for effective disease prevention and health promotion programs and activities, and providing a highly recognized symbol of national commitment to protecting and improving the public’s health.

After leaving the post of Surgeon General, Satcher became a fellow at Kaiser Family Foundation, as well as the director of the The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Satcher’s prior leadership roles included serving as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Family Practice at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He was a faculty member at the UCLA School of Medicine and Public Health and the King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he developed and chaired the King-Drew Department of Family Medicine.

NSU will be presenting Satcher with an honorary degree citation.