Public Health to Hold Symposium

Contact: Louise DuPont



LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky College of Public Health will host its Inaugural Fall Research Symposium: Keeping Pace with the Future Oct. 22-25. The symposium will feature a series of activities that will spotlight research achievements of the college, the Kentucky Public Health Hall of Fame Awards, presentations by outstanding public health officials, and lots more.

The symposium will begin with a dinner and speech by Dr. William Roper, followed by presentation of the Kentucky Public Health Hall of Fame Awards. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Embassy Suites of Lexington. The symposium will continue through the 25th with various activities taking place at the Embassy Suites as well as a visit to Keeneland racetrack.

Roper is the dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. From 1990 to 1993, he was director of the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He served in a variety of key positions in Washington, D.C., most recently as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy and director of the White House Office of Policy Development from 1989 to 1990. He served as administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration from 1986 to 1989, as special assistant to the president for health policy from 1983 to 1986, and as a White House fellow, 1982-83.

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