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The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - Public Health and Politics: Examining the Surgeon General

The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - Public Health and Politics: Examining the Surgeon General

Date 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location 
Neuroscience Research Building
635 Charles E. Young Dr South
Los Angeles , CA
California US
Featuring 
Richard D. Boxer
Jonathan E. Fielding
Edward L. Hunter
Linda Rosenstock
Event Contact 
The Paul Torrens Health Forum
 
Public Health and Politics: Examining the Surgeon General
 
Our nation's Surgeon General plays an important role in safeguarding and improving our collective health by sharing the best available scientific information on a range of issues with the American public. In the past, the Surgeon General has been a respected truth-teller whose pronouncements were widely heeded. Unfortunately political considerations and special interests have applied increasing pressure to the Office of the Surgeon General and its ability to serve as the nation’s leading scientific voice on public health. In this last Health Forum of the academic year—presented in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Health Advancement and the de Beaumont Foundation—we will be screening the 2016 award-winning documentary Public Health and Politics: Examining the Surgeon General, to be followed by a discussion on the broader issues at hand within the interplay of politics and health.
 
When:  Wednesday, May 24, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT       
              6:00-6:30 pm: Reception
              6:30-7:15 pm: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
              7:15-8:00 pm: Question and Answer Session
 
Where: Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA 
              635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles
 
 
Panelists: 
Richard Boxer photo
Richard J. Boxer, MD, FACS
Visiting Professor of Urology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Managing Partner
Boxer Health Strategies
Jonathan Fielding photo
Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA
Distinguished Professor of Health Services
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Edward Huner photo
Edward L. Hunter
President and Chief Executive Officer
de Beaumont Foundation
 
Moderator:
 
Linda Rosenstock photo
Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH
Dean Emeritus
Professor of Health Policy & Management and
Environmental Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Co-Sponsored By:
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