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5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHHSTP) Receives Downstate Medical Center's 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award.

On January 28, 2016 Downstate will pay homage to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the presentation of the 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this year's award goes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHHSTP)

The National Center is one of the larger centers at CDC, with a budget of approximately $1 billion, is responsible for maximizing public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs and tuberculosis.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have a distinguished record in molding consensus to shape solutions to important societal challenges.


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Wayne Duffus, MD, PhD
Associate Director of the CDC's Office of Health Equity and director of the NCHHHSTP

The keynote address to be delivered by Wayne Duffus, MD, PhD, associate director of the CDC's Office of Health Equity and director of the NCHHHSTP.


The theme of the event is "Health Equity: The New Frontier in Civil Rights," and the program will include a panel discussion by healthcare professionals:


Panelists:

» Dr. Ian Taylor, MD, PhD, professor and former dean, College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate

» Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, professor and former dean, College of Health Related Professions, SUNY Downstate

» Karen Benker, MD, MPH, associate dean, School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate

» Daniel Ehlke, Phd, MA, associate professor, School of Publich Health, SUNY Downstate

» Wayne Duffus, MD, PhD, associate director of Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Moderator:

» Shaundelle Goldsmith, JD, Director Office of Diversity & Inclusion




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