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November 21, 2001

GSPH to award Porter Prize

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will present the 2001 Porter Prize to Steven A. Schroeder at 3 p.m. Nov. 26 in the GSPH auditorium. Schroeder will deliver the address, "Challenges to Health and Health Care in the 21st Century."

Schroeder is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest health philanthropy, whose assets have grown from $2.8 billion to more than $8 billion since Schroeder became president in 1990. The foundation concentrates its grant-making in three areas: assuring access to health care for all Americans, improving the care of persons with chronic illness and reducing harm from substance abuse.

Schroeder graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, where he served as instructor in medicine. He was professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and chief of the division of general internal medicine, which he founded in 1980.

Milton and Adrienne Porter established the Porter Prize in 1983 to raise awareness of the importance of health promotion and disease prevention. The award recognizes outstanding and exemplary performance in the field of health promotion. This year, for the first time, the award is sponsored by Pitt's public health school.

The presentation is open to the public. For more information, call 412/624-3001.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 34 Issue 7

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