Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    

May 19: U.S. Surgeon General to address Meharry Commencement

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH

On Saturday, May 19, Meharry Medical College will celebrate its 143rd commencement exercises beginning at 9 am at the Grand Ole Opry House. The commencement will feature remarks by the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, who will address the nation's healthcare challenges and the role Meharry graduates will play in meeting those challenges. Sworn in as the nation's 20th Surgeon General in September 2017, Vice Admiral Adams is one of only six African-Americans to serve as the nation's top doctor and once stood in the same shoes as the young physicians, dentists and researchers graduating from Meharry.

A board-certified anesthesiologist who served as state health commissioner of Indiana from 2014-2017, Adams is a strong voice in the fight against the opioid epidemic and a champion of improving minority health. In his new role, Adams' motto is "better health through better partnerships." He has pledged to lead with science, facilitate locally led solutions to the nation's most pressing health problems, and delivery higher quality care at a lower cost through patient and community engagement and better prevention.

Doors open at 8 am for the public event. The Grand Ole Opry House is located at 2804 Opryland Drive.


Related Articles:

Recent Articles


Yesterday, counsel for the American Hospital Association and the five other national groups and three individual hospital systems that sued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over its failure to halt drug company actions that undermine the 340B drug pricing program sent letters demanding that the offending drug companies immediately halt their illegal activities.

Read More

Study Shows Drastic Increases in Opioid-Affected Births

The rate of mothers who had an opioid-related diagnosis when delivering their baby increased by 131% from 2010-2017, as the incidence of babies diagnosed with drug withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), increased by 82% nationally during that same time period.

Read More

Case Management: Enhancing Revenue, Care Transitions and Patient Outcomes throughout the Hospital System

The importance of hospital and health system case management has grown exponentially over the past 10 years and is now getting attention from leaders throughout the healthcare industry.

Read More

TennCare Block Grant Waiver Approved

More than a year after submitting Amendment 42 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a waiver to increase flexibility in the administration of the state's Medicaid program, Tennessee has received an affirmative nod to move forward.

Read More

OptumInsight and Change Healthcare Combine to Advance a More Modern, Information and Technology-Enabled Health Care Platform

Accelerates work to improve outcomes and experiences and lower the cost of health care

Read More

AHA Statement On Dc Circuit Court Of Appeals Decision On Mandated Disclosure Of Negotiated Rates

Read More


Read More

Sen. Alexander's Farewell Address

Read More

Alexander: Congress Set to End Surprise Medical Billing

Proposal to protect patients from surprise medical bills and resolve payment disputes between providers and insurers included in government funding legislation that the Congress will vote on this week

Read More

Survey Reveals Real Concern for SNF Viability in Wake of Covid

Read More

Email Print



Meharry, Surgeon General
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: