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March 16, 2018

opiod speaker

VIA Speaker to Discuss National Opioid Crisis

Evan Harris 

Vivek Murthy, former Surgeon General of the United States will deliver the annual Harry ’35 and Jeanette Henney Lecture on April 2 in Cordier Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.

His topic, “A Nation in Pain: Understanding America's Opioid Epidemic,” draws on his extensive experience as Surgeon General from 2014–2017. He issued the very first Surgeon General’s Report on Substance Use and Addiction, calling the nation to action to address this deadly disease.

Also, during his term as Surgeon General, he launched the national TurnTheTideRx campaign to address the opioid crisis, and he was the first Surgeon General to issue a letter to health professionals across America calling them to action to reduce opioid addiction and overdose deaths. 

Murthy is currently professor of internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

The endowed lecture is a gift from former Manchester Trustee Jane E. Henney, a 1969 Manchester grad and nationally recognized public health administrator and academic leader. It is in honor of her parents, Harry and Jeanette Henney.