Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The year 2022 marked 50 years since the end of the U. S. Public Health Service Study of Untreated Syphilis in rural Alabama. To acknowledge this, CDC sought to provide staff and those interested in public health, personal perspectives from this stain on American public health history. The event featured President Joseph R. Biden, Secretary Xavier Becerra, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, along with prominent authors, historians, equity leaders, and ethicists. Presenters shared not just what happened, but why it happened, lessons learned, the palpable effects still felt today, and CDC’s ongoing role in addressing health equity.
ATLANTA – The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents unanimously approved honorary degrees for Georgia State’s “Ground Crew” – the three women who worked tirelessly to desegregate Georgia State University.
From left, Barbara Pace Hunt, Myra Payne Elliott and Iris Mae Welch in 1959.
Marci Bennafield, Health Sciences
Karis Casseus, Nursing
Xiangming Ji, Nutrition
Jade Holloway, Occupational Therapy
Carla Huggins, Physical Therapy
Laryssa Frederick, Respiratory Therapy
Earl Hudson, Staff
Sabriyya Rouse, Student Ambassador, OT
Miranda Baker, Student Ambassador, Nutrition