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2014 Fielding School of Public Health Commencement

2014 Fielding School of Public Health Commencement

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 5:30pm
Royce Hall
Los Angeles , CA
California US


On Friday June 13, 2014, the Fielding School celebrated 233 graduating public health students at the FSPH Commencement Ceremony in Royce Hall. Degrees were conferred on 53 doctoral students and 180 Master's of Public Health students during a joyous evening led by Dean Jody Heymann. Hundreds of friends, family and faculty members joined the School in sending off the soon-to-be public health professionals.

The optimism of the day was captured by the 2014 Commencement Speaker Dr. Howard KohAssistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009, Dr. Koh oversees 12 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, 10 Regional Health Offices across the nation, and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. He also serves as senior public health advisor to the Secretary. The Office of Assistant Secretary for Health implements an array of interdisciplinary programs relating to disease prevention, health promotion, the reduction of health disparities, women’s and minority health, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS and chronic infectious diseases, vaccine programs, fitness, sports and nutrition, bioethics, population affairs, blood supply, research integrity and human research protections. As the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Koh is dedicated to the mission of creating better public health systems for prevention and care so that all people can reach their highest attainable standard of health.

Read Dr. Koh's commencement address

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