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2023 Conference Sponsorship: Tier 3 (Joycelyn Elders Sponsor)

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The Joycelyn Elders Sponsor ($300) Includes two conference registrations and meals. Featured on virtual and printed promotional material, and named as the presenting sponsor of one of two awards for a public health professional or health educator who is excelling in their field. Includes a table and two chairs in the exhibit hall close to refreshments and poster presentations. About the namesake, Joycelyn Elders: Joycelyn Elders (1933-present), the first person in the state of Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology, was the fifteenth Surgeon General of the United States, the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service. Long an outspoken advocate of public health, Elders was appointed U.S. Surgeon General by President Clinton in 1993. Dr. Elders left office in 1994 and in 1995 she returned to the University of Arkansas as a faculty researcher and professor of pediatric endocrinology at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. In 1996 she wrote her autobiography, Joycelyn Elders, M.D.: From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America. Now retired from practice, she is a professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, and remains active in public health education.

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