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The Fielding School invites you to the
45th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture
Monday, March 4, 2019
UCLA, Carnesale Commons – Palisades Ballroom
Reception 6:00 PM
Program 6:45 PM
Join us for the 45th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture, featuring Dr. Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director. Dr. Barbara Ferrer leads the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health which protects health, prevents disease, and promotes equity & well-being among LA County’s more than 10 million residents. She oversees a budget of over $1.3 billion and directs a multidisciplinary workforce of nearly 5,000 staff. Dr. Ferrer is a nationally-known public health leader with over 30 years of professional experience as a philanthropic strategist, public health director, educational leader, researcher, and community advocate.
The Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture was established in honor of Dr. Lester Breslow, a former dean of the school and professor emeritus of health services. In addition, he served as President of the American Public Health Association, Director of the California Public Health Department, and as a frequent advisor to federal government. A pillar of public health, Dr. Breslow was among the first to quantify the health benefits/risks and associations with life expectancy of exercise, diet, sleep, and smoking. We are also featuring for the very first time selections from Lester Breslow's visionary research, held by UCLA Library Special Collections.
Guests will also have an opportunity to hear from the recipient of the 2019 Lester Breslow Impact Fellowship: James Huynh will share his story and experience working with marginalized communities to lead stronger, healthier lives. We will also recognize and award Impact Fellowships to Dr. Yelba Castellon-Lopez, whose research and clinical work is dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable populations and promoting workforce diversity; and Lamar Hayes, a community health advocate passionate about global health issues and addressing gender-based violence.