Latest Regina Benjamin Stories

2010-02-22 04:00:00

AAPA honors U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin for commitment to patient care WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of physician assistants (PAs) will converge in Washington, D.C. on February 23 during the American Academy of Physician Assistants' (AAPA) Capitol Connection summit to deliver the message to Capitol Hill that PAs are integral to a strong health care system that delivers the highest possible care to patients. "Research suggests that the U.S. will face a...

2009-10-30 10:59:00

Dr. Benjamin is inspiration to girls considering health and science careers. Nation needs voice of the Surgeon General as country responds to H1N1 and moves towards health reform. WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Senate has done the right thing for the nation's health in confirming Dr. Regina Benjamin as our nation's 18th U.S. Surgeon General," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health...

2009-08-10 10:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obesity Society would like to make known its response to recent criticism regarding President Obama's nomination of Dr. Regina Benjamin, his candidate to serve as the next Surgeon General. Critics have suggested that because Dr. Benjamin is overweight, this sends the wrong message from the person who will be the public face of America's health initiatives. A person's body weight provides no indication of an individual's...

2009-07-13 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Obama's appointment of Dr. Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General of the United States. "Dr. Regina Benjamin will come to her new position as Surgeon General as a leading spokesperson on public health issues and a deep commitment to creating a healthier America. "From her experience in establishing a rural health clinic in Alabama, Dr. Benjamin understands the need for real...

2009-07-13 15:25:00

President Barack Obama's pick on Monday for the new U.S. surgeon general is a rural Alabama family physician that has pledged to help support his healthcare reform agenda, Reuters reported. Dr. Regina Benjamin's own family and patients were victims of the failing U.S. system after her nonprofit medical clinic suffered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. "Through floods and fire and severe want, Regina Benjamin has refused to give up. Her patients have refused to give up," Obama said in a White...

2008-09-24 09:00:48

By CARYN ROUSSEAU By Caryn Rousseau The Associated Press CHICAGO A n architectural historian who studies ancient bridges and a family physician who rebuilt an Alabama health clinic after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina are among 25 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." The $500,000 fellowships were announced Tuesday by the Chicago- based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Recipients may use the money however they wish. Dr. Regina...

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