Acting U.S. surgeon general to visit URI, March 26

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WHO: Acting Surgeon General of the United States Rear Adm. Steven Galson, URI President Robert L. Carothers, Gov. and Mrs. Donald Carcieri, Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo, researchers and representatives.

WHAT: Mark Wood, URI professor of psychology who focuses on alcohol-related preventive interventions in college student populations; the etiology of alcohol use and misuse; and longitudinal data analyses, will give an update on URI’s efforts in a presentation called: “A Party School in Recovery—Lessons Learned So Far.”

WHEN: Today, Thursday, March 26, from 1 to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Green Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 35 Campus Ave., Kingston.

WHY: The acting surgeon general has served in that capacity since October 2007. He is also servicing as the acting assistant secretary for health. As the nation’s top public health physician, Galson is charged with communicating the best science, evidence, and data to Americans to help them make healthy choices that impact their health, safety, and security. Galson is aware of President Carothers’ leadership on the issue of underage drinking and of URI’s alcohol policies.

HOW: The meeting is open to the press. If you plan to attend, call Jan Wenzel at 401-874-2116.