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Making History and Giving Voice as the First Latina Surgeon General of the United States

Dr. Anontia Novello, former Surgeon General, will speak at NECC

Dr. Antonia Novello

Dr. Antonia Novello

Dr. Novello was named the 14th Surgeon General of the United States by President George Bush in 1990. This appointment made history, as she became the first woman and the first Hispanic ever to hold that office. Her selection came after nearly two decades of public service at the National Institutes of Health, where she took a role in drafting national legislation regarding organ transplantation.

Dr. Novello recently retired as the Executive Director of Public Health Policy at Florida Hospital, where she was in charge of advocating, translating, and implementing public health issues across the board, as well as directing and organizing a lecture series involving the top medical professionals in the nation. With extensive knowledge on health, wellness, and fighting for what you believe in, the former Surgeon General can share her insights into the current healthcare system. She is sure to inspire audiences to follow their dreams, no matter what their background.

Date and Time

March 22, 2017
11:00 AM


Lawrence Campus
El Hefni Health and Technology Center (LC Building)
414 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01841


More Information

We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information: Analuz Garcia, Lawrence Campus & Community Relations Assistant, Phone: 978-738-7423.