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Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams
 


Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Scheduled for Sept. 26

The Fall 2017 Provost’s Distinguished Lecture features a top U.S. health official.
By SDSU News Team
 

“Her visit and lecture present a unique opportunity for our students, faculty and staff to interact and learn from an outstanding public servant and an acknowledged champion for public health.”

San Diego State University will welcome Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams to campus to speak at the Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union’s Montezuma Hall.

Trent-Adams was appointed deputy surgeon general in September 2015. In the position, she advises and supports the U.S. Surgeon General regarding operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and communications to advance the health of the nation. A rear admiral in the USPHS, she has served as acting Surgeon General, becoming the second non-physician to serve in this role.

"I am delighted to welcome Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams to San Diego State University as our fall 2017 Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer,” said Provost and Senior Vice President Chukuka S. Enwemeka. “Her visit and lecture present a unique opportunity for our students, faculty and staff to interact and learn from an outstanding public servant and an acknowledged champion for public health."

Trent-Adams, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, has published numerous articles, participated in research studies and presented to a variety of domestic and international organizations and professional groups. She received a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree in nursing and health policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series provides transformational learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and promotes academic excellence by allowing the campus community to hear from and interact with prestigious researchers, scholars, and artists. Past lecturers include SDSU alumnus and Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal, SDSU alumnus and award-winning children’s author Matt de la Peña and Nobel laureate Rochard Schrock.

The event is free and open to the public. Please register at SDSU.edu/provostlecture. A live stream of the Provost's Distinguished Lecture will also be available.