Updated: Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. to Speak at Meharry Medical College Convocation

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Dr. Benjamin will deliver the keynote address to the students, faculty, alumni and staff at Meharry Medical College’s 135th Convocation Ceremony.

WHO:             
Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin

WHAT:             
Dr. Benjamin will deliver the keynote address to the students, faculty, alumni and staff at Meharry Medical College’s 135th Convocation Ceremony.

Held annually in the fall, Meharry’s convocation ceremony marks the beginning of the academic year and celebrates the scholarly success of students and faculty.

WHEN:                
9:30 a.m., Monday, October 4, 2010

WHERE:             
Outdoor Amphitheater, intersection of Albion St. and 21st Ave. North.

1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd. | Nashville, TN 37208

ABOUT:             
Dr. Regina M. Benjamin is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service. As America’s Doctor, she provides the public with the best scientific information available to improve their health. Dr. Benjamin oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed health officers. She is founder and former CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Alabama and former Associate Dean for Rural Health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile.

INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNIES:    
Dr. Benjamin will be available for interviews and photos after Convocation at 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    

To schedule interviews, contact Stacey Nickens 615.775.8601 or snickens(at)mmc(dot)edu or Gayle Starling-Mevlivn at 615.327.6033 gmelvin(at)mmc(dot)edu

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