Another successful year with the 27th Annual Sullivan 5k Run/Walk on Martha's Vineyard!
A great end-of-summer event for the whole family! Racers of all ages run or walk a US Track and Field Association Certified 5K course around the East Chop bluffs, with a spectacular view of Nantucket Sound. For a course map, click here.
Founded in 1989 by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1989-1993, the race promotes Dr. and Mrs. Sullivan’s belief in the health benefits of daily exercise. This event has raised much needed funds to support the Hospital’s efforts to improve the health of the Island community.
On September 9, 2015, the Academy welcomed Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and founding dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, for a special Author’s Night. Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, engaged Dr. Sullivan in a thoughtful Q&A about his acclaimed memoir Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine and his extraordinary life and career.
Dr. Sullivan spoke about his early inspiration to become a doctor after meeting the only black doctor in southern Georgia at age five, and emphasized the role of his parents’ and teachers’ support and encouragement in his success. He shared his positive experiences as the only black student in his class at the Boston University School of Medicine, the first black intern at Cornell-New York Hospital.
See more at: http://www.nyam.org/news/nyam-news/2015-09-11.html
For Immediate Release
August 11, 2015
Louis W. Sullivan to discuss the State of Black Health on Michigan Public Broadcasting
Detroit – Former U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan, MD, will discuss the state of black health on Michigan Public Broadcasting’s “Primary Care with Dr. Lonnie Joe” http://www.primarycare-tv.com.
The interview, slated for broadcast in 2016, was conducted by Speaker of the House for the National Medical Association (NMA) Lonnie Joe, Jr., MD. The discussion was recorded July 31, 2015 at the Charles Wright African-American Museum in Detroit during the NMA’s National Convention and Scientific Assembly.
The program airs Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 5:30 a.m.on Detroit Public Television station WTVS. “Primary Care with Dr. Lonnie Joe” is also seen on the following Michigan stations: WDQC-TV in Flint, WKAR-TV in East Lansing, WGVU-TV in Grand Rapids, WNMU-TV in Marquette, and WCMU-TV in Mt Pleasant.
Statement from Louis W. Sullivan, MD
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine
Supreme Court Ruling
June 25, 2015
“I am very pleased with the SC’s 6-3 ruling today affirming the Affordable Care Act.
This decision means that millions of Americans will benefit from improved access to health care and in turn, better health status. This decision preserves the integrity of the Supreme Court as an arbiter of our nation’s laws.
All Georgians and Americans should be pleased with this decision which will be helpful to them and our state and national economy as well.”