Please join us to recognize this year’s Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project’s Award winner; Dr. Howard Koh, professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for his work in the area of cancer prevention.
Dr. Koh was a Professor at BU Medical School back in the 1980’s where he co-directed one of the few courses in Cancer Prevention given at the graduate level at that time. By 1997, Gov. William Weld appointed Koh the Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a position he maintained until 2003. During this time he was a champion for tobacco control, secondary prevention of cancer, newborn screening, suicide prevention, global public health initiatives and organ donation. From there, he became a Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health before becoming Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services at HHS in Washington, DC from 2009 to 2014. His responsibilities included promoting cancer control, nutrition and exercise, adult immunization, environmental health and climate change, women’s health, adolescent health, behavioral health and substance abuse, health literacy, multiple chronic conditions, organ donation and epilepsy.
Refreshments and beverages will be served in the Wellesley College Club Council Dining Room to the sounds of a jazz trio and pianist. Please let us know if you will be joining us by Oct. 28th via firstname.lastname@example.org