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Welcome and Opening plenary sessions in Nashville

Posted By Sara Ramey, Thursday, April 17, 2014
Monday, June 23, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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Welcome and Opening plenary sessions featuring

David W. Fleming, M.D., is Director and Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County, a large metropolitan health department with 1431 employees, 48 sites, and a budget of $332 million, serving a resident population of 1.9 million people. Department activities include core prevention programs, environmental health, community oriented primary care, emergency medical services, correctional health services, Public Health preparedness, and community-based public health assessment and practices.

Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Fleming directed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Strategies Program. In this capacity, Dr. Fleming was responsible for the creation, development, and oversight of cross-cutting programs targeting diseases and conditions disproportionately affecting the world’s poorest people and countries. He oversaw the Foundation’s portfolios in vaccine-preventable diseases, nutrition, newborn and child health, leadership, emergency relief, and cross-cutting strategies to improve access to health tools in developing countries.

Dr. Fleming has also served as the Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While at CDC, Dr. Fleming led efforts to develop the agency’s scientific and programmatic capabilities, and served as the principal source of scientific and programmatic expertise in CDC’s Office of the Director. He provided oversight of CDC’s global health portfolio through its Office of Global Health, and also oversaw the Director’s offices of Minority Health, Women’s Health, and the Associate Director for Science.

Dr. Fleming has published scientific articles on a wide range of public health issues. He has served on a number of Institute of Medicine and federal advisory committees, the Boards of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, as President of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and as the State Epidemiologist of Oregon.

Dr. Fleming received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine and serves on the faculty of the departments of public health at both the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., (Course Director) is the Professor and Chairman of the Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine, Director of the Duke Center for Community Research, and Clinical Professor in the Duke School of Nursing. He directs a national program for the “Practical Playbook” which facilitates the integration of Primary Care and Public Health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the de Beaumont Foundation. Dr. Michener is a member of the National Quality Forum Population Health Committee, the Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, the National Academic Affiliations Advisory Council of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Michener has served on multiple national boards, including the Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. He is also past President of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, received the APTR Duncan Clark Award in 2013, is past co-chair of the Community Engagement Steering Committee for the Clinical Translation Science Awards of the NIH and served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee that led to the publication of “Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health”.

At Duke, Dr. Michener founded the training programs in nutrition and prevention; helps coordinate the institutional chronic disease programs, and oversees the Master’s Program in Clinical Leadership, a joint program of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Business, Law, and the Institute of Public Policy. As Chair of the Department, he leads the family medicine, preventive/occupational medicine, community health, informatics, and physician assistant and physical therapy programs.

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