Dr. Richard Carmona to speak

    May 7, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Duval Auditorium, University of AZ Medical Center
    1501 North Campbell Avenue
    The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724
    Jo Marie Barkley


    Prevention, Preparedness, Plagues and Politics: The Life of the Surgeon General will be the topic of the University of Arizona Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation by Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th U.S. Surgeon General (2002-2006).

    The talk will be held Wednesday, May 7, 8-9 a.m., in DuVal Auditorium, University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Dr. Carmona also is professor of surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and distinguished professor of public health, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

    In 2002, Dr. Carmona was nominated by then-President George W. Bush, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to become the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. As Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona focused on prevention, emergency preparedness, health disparities, health literacy and global health issues.  He also delivered many landmark reports and communications during his tenure, including the definitive Surgeon General’s Report regarding the dangers of second-hand smoke.

    After completing his statutory four-year term as Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona was named vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, president of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute and distinguished professor at the UA’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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