Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Surgeon General to Head Morehouse Center. (Noteworthy News)

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Surgeon General to Head Morehouse Center. (Noteworthy News)

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ATLANTA

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher announced last month that he will become director of a new center at historically Black Morehouse College that will press for better access to health care for minorities.

Accepting the new job on the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Satcher invoked the civil rights legend's "I Have a Dream" speech.

"We can certainly share in Dr. King's dream," Satcher said. "We dream of eliminating disparities in health among racial and ethnic groups in this country, of a time when all people in this country have adequate access to health care."

Satcher, 60, was appointed the nation's top health official by President Bill Clinton. He announced last year that he would step down Feb. 13 at the end of his four-year term.

Satcher clashed with the Bush administration last year over a sex education report he released that challenged the success of programs that teach only abstinence and, further, urged the promotion of birth control. …

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