Join us on Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 PM in Filene Auditorium in Dartmouth’s Moore Hall for a special keynote lecture by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello as part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Sponsored by the Latino Medical Student Association, Geisel’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Office of Alumni Engagement, the event is open to all and will also be streamed live here.
Antonia Coello Novello, MD, MPH, DrPH
14th Surgeon General of the United States
On March 9, 1990, Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to serve as the 14th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service. Her appointment marked two firsts: Dr. Novello became the first woman and the first Hispanic ever to hold this position. As Surgeon General, Dr. Novello advised the public on health matters such as smoking, AIDS, diet and nutrition, environmental health hazards, and the importance of immunization and disease prevention.