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Sisterhood, the Blog Celebrates New Suregon General – Dr. Regina Benjamin

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Great News! President Obama selected Dr. Regina Benjamin, a fabulous and fierce African American woman, as the new Surgeon General.  Click here to read the article from the Associated Press: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_surgeon_general.  Dr. Benjamin is founder and CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.  Her clinic is making a difference in the lives of the underserved poor in a small fishing village with approximately 2,500 people. She is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans (B.A. in Chemistry), University of Alabama at Birmingham (M.D.), and Tulane University (MBA). Dr. Benjamin  was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Nation’s 50 Future Leaders Age 40 and Under. ” She was featured in a New York Times article, “Angel in a White Coat, ” and was chosen “Person of the Week” by ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, “Woman of the Year” by CBS This Morning, and “Woman of the Year” by People Magazine.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Benjamin and her Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic:  www.bayouclinic.org/SubMenu.aspx?id=10

What do you think about President Obama’s new Surgeon General?

Sisterhood, the Blog LOVES Dr. Regina Benjamin. May her confirmation go smoothly!

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July 13, 2009 - Posted by | Black Women Leaders | , ,

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