A Virtual Conversation with Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy and National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau:

Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities, Root Causes, Mental Health Impacts, Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Date: May 27, 2021 at 1pm EST 

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Join us for the inaugural Dr. Vivek H. Murthy Distinguished Lecture series on Public Health Leadership in celebration of AAPI heritage month.  This is the first in a series of fireside chats and lectures in honor of Dr. Murthy, who is the 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States. The goal of the series is to recognize a public health leader whose enduring efforts have made a significant impact on advancing public health. At this first meeting, Dr. Murthy will recognize Dr. Dzau, President of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, prior Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University, an internationally renowned cardiologist, and an expert on global health, for his public health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Dr. Murthy and Dr. Dzau will discuss how public health leadership has shaped the COVID-19 pandemic response and efforts to address health disparities. They will focus on potential root causes of health disparities and the mental health impact of the pandemic across diverse populations and geographic locations. They will also speak about lessons learned and future opportunities.  

This event is open to public. Please send your questions for the speakers by May 20 to Dr. Rina Das at dasr2@mail.nih.gov.  

If you have any questions, or need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Dr. Rina Das at dasr2@mail.nih.gov or Dr. Huaying Zhao at zhaoh3@mail.nih.gov.