Friday, October 30, 2009

Alabama Doctor Confirmed As US Surgeon General

“The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Regina Benjamin to be the U.S. surgeon general, elevating a well-known Alabama family physician to be the nation's top doctor. Benjamin, 53, was approved by voice vote. Benjamin was the first black woman to head a state medical society, received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights and just last fall received a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant.’...

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