Former surgeon general Elders to speak

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders will speak on "Women's Health: Impact on the 21st Century," at the fourth annual Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. in WHSCAB Auditorium.

Elders was nominated as Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service by President Bill Clinton in the summer of 1993. Resigning from that post in December 1994 amid controversy surrounding her views on sex education, she currently serves as professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. She is co-author of the forthcoming Joycelyn Elders, M.D.: From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the United States (William Morrow and Company).

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