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Book Signing and Conversations with the Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.

Uptown Campus
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Diboll Auditorium First Floor

Join Dean Thomas LaVeist and Tulane School of Public Health as we welcome the Honorable Louis Sullivan to discuss his latest book.

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan will appear in person in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Diboll Auditorium in a fireside-chat-style conversation with Dean Thomas LaVeist on Friday, February 24. The discussion, which is open to the entire Tulane community, will begin at 12noon CST and will be followed by a book signing in the Auditorium for Sullivan’s newest book, “We’ll Fight It Out Here: A History of the Ongoing Struggle for Health Equity.”

Sullivan was the founding dean and director of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College in 1975. The program became the School of Medicine at Morehouse College in 1978, admitting its first 24 students to a two-year program in the basic medical sciences. Three years later, the school received provisional accreditation of its four-year curriculum leading to the M.D. degree and became independent of Morehouse College. It was renamed the Morehouse School of Medicine with Sullivan as dean and president and was fully accredited in April 1985.

Sullivan left the Morehouse School of Medicine in 1989 to accept an appointment by President George H.W. Bush to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this cabinet position, Sullivan managed the federal agency responsible for the major health, welfare, food and drug safety, medical research, and income security programs serving the American people.

Copies of “We’ll Fight It Out Here” will be available for sale in the Gallery during the event. SPHTM students, faculty, and staff with school identification will be eligible for one complimentary copy of the book. Books will be available first come, first serve. All are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be served in the Diboll Gallery. For more information on this event, please visit sph.tulane.edu/events.

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