Feb. 11, 2004
Black History Month events continue at Harrisburg Area Community College with a visit from Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, the Honorable Calvin B. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H. His discussion will take place noon to 1pm on Thursday, February 19, in the C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center, on HACC's Wildwood Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The focus of Dr. Johnson's talk is on the career potential in health care fields, particularly for minority groups, and also health issues facing Pennsylvanians today.

As Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr. Johnson serves as the primary public health advocate and spokesman for the state. He is the senior advisor to Governor Rendell on health matters impacting Pennsylvania's 12 million citizens. At the time of his nomination to this post in 2003, Dr. Johnson was an assistant professor of pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine and a practicing pediatrician on the medical staff of Temple University Children's Medical Center. He also was serving as medical director of Philadelphia Safe & Sound, an organization that works to improve the health and well being of children and youth.

Dr. Johnson attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating with a degree in chemistry. He earned a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a masters degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (now the Bloomberg School of Public Health).

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