Surgeon General Richard Carmona to Speak at Penn

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074March 15, 2004

U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona to Speak at Penn

WHO:U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona

WHAT:University of Pennsylvania Nursing School

Dean's Lecture Series, "Health Disparities and Health Literacy:

Making the Connections, Answering the Challenge"  

WHEN:March 22, 2004, 4-5 p.m.

WHERE:University of Pennsylvania campus

Biomedical Research Building II/III Auditorium

421 Curie Blvd.

Vice Admiral Richard Carmona dropped out of high school, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went on to receive his Army General Equivalency Diploma and eventually a degree in medicine.  He is a combat-decorated Vietnam veteran and has worked in the medical field as a paramedic, registered nurse, physician, hospital chief executive officer and as a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona.  President George W. Bush named Carmona as the nation's 17th surgeon general in March 2002.