You are invited to join us for a virtual Leadership Unscripted Speaker Series session, Health Means Business, and Other Lessons From the Pandemic, on Tuesday, 13 April, at 12 p.m. EDT. Hosted by UVA Darden Professor Greg Fairchild, this discussion features Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th U.S. Surgeon General.
Adams and Fairchild will discuss the mutual linkage between community health and economic prosperity in contemporary America, and the risks we face in failing to engage the business sector. They will also share anecdotes and reflections that help explain their deep commitments to encouraging action.
This online event will take place at 12 p.m. EDT on 13 April 2021. Please register by COB on Monday, 12 April to receive webinar details.
About Dr. Jerome Adams
Dr. Jerome Adams is a licensed anesthesiologist, with a master’s degree in public health, who has been at the forefront of America’s most pressing health challenges. A regular communicator via tv, radio, and print, he is an expert not just in the science, but also in communicating the science to the lay public, and making it relevant to various audiences. Adams was the head of the Indiana State Department of Health prior to becoming the 20th U.S. Surgeon General, and served as a member of the president’s Coronavirus Task Force. In the health commissioner role, he led Indiana’s response to Ebola, Zika, and HIV crises, and helped convince the state legislature and governor to legalize syringe service programs in the state. In addition to his recent COVID-19 work, Adams has partnered with and assisted organizations as they navigate the opioid epidemic, maternal health, rising rates of chronic disease, the impacts of rising suicide rates in our nation, and how businesses can become better stewards and stakeholders in promoting community health.