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2014-05-12 16:29:02

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the appointment of Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., to the position of senior vice president, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety, effective May 19. Galson will report to Sean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president, Research and Development, and will be responsible for all regulatory and patient safety functions across Amgen. Galson joined Amgen as vice president of Global Regulatory Affairs...

2010-07-01 05:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VNDA), announced today that Dr. Steven Galson, former Acting U.S. Surgeon General, has joined Vanda's Board of Directors. "I would like to personally welcome Dr. Galson to our Board," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Vanda. "We are very fortunate to have a public health physician on our Board as we continue to develop and commercialize important treatments....

2010-01-11 07:10:00

MCLEAN, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that former Acting U.S. Surgeon General, Steven Galson, M.D., M.P.H. has joined the company as Senior Vice President for Civilian Health Operations. As part of SAIC's Health Solutions Business Unit, the Civilian Health Operation provides solutions to local, state, federal, and commercial health organizations to help prevent, prepare for, detect,...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

New "Take the Lead" PSA to highlight Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Surgeon General today released two public service announcements, in English, "Take the Lead" and in Spanish, "Mi Cocina," on childhood overweight and obesity prevention. Both PSAs encourage families to be physically active and eat healthy foods. The PSAs were released on the first day of...

2009-02-24 11:30:00

Acting Surgeon General recognizes school-based running program for promoting healthy lifestyle ATLANTA, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Financial services leader ING today received the Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award from the Surgeon General for its ING Run For Something Better (ING RFSB) program. The Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future project focuses on recognizing and showcasing those communities throughout the nation that are addressing childhood obesity through...

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2009-01-13 09:00:00

The age old family tree will be getting a fresh, online look thanks to the government who is offering the tool free of charge to help people fill in the gaps on their health history. On Tuesday, the government will begin offering the new service that only takes about 20 minutes to fill out. "That is an amazingly positive investment," said acting Surgeon General Steven Galson, whose office spearheaded the new initiative. "You're going to help your doctor learn a lot more about you by...

2008-10-08 18:00:09

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Around 13,000 public health professionals will meet in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 25-29, to address the nation's top public health challenges at the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 136th Annual Meeting. The conference will feature leading experts, researchers and practitioners presenting the latest public health science at nearly a thousand sessions on significant public health issues, including issues of critical political importance...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

By Katie Nieland, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 29--Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven Galson will visit Montana in August. He will talk about issues related to underage drinking, a problem he has focused on since his placement in the position in October 2007. He will visit Butte on Aug. 19 after first stopping in Helena to talk with state legislators. He will also visit Bozeman and Billings with a continued focus on alcohol. "His focus in Butte will be on youth and underage...

2008-07-08 18:00:09

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Danielle Davis, +1-312-861-5240, Danielle.Davis@mslpr.com, for Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation BELLEVUE, Wash., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when questions surround the U.S. health care system, two Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) Senior Health Fellows are working to influence U.S. health policy. Mary Beth Bigley, DrPH, MSN, ANP, and Catherine Wisner, PhD, FNP, nurse practitioners (NPs) and recipients of the NPHF's Health...

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2008-07-01 09:05:00

Making the rounds of several high school graduation parties a few weeks ago, I was struck by something that perplexed me, but did not surprise me. Toddlers, tweens, teenagers, parents and grandparents milled about at the various parties, congratulating the recent graduate and his friends. Cards and gifts were stacked on multiple tables and food was plentiful. On a humid North Texas evening, drinks of all flavors were iced and readily available. At a couple of those festivities, I noticed a...


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