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Sen. Mark Warner gives push to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

December 3, 2014
by Sujeet Rajan
American Bazaar

Last month, more than 100 national organizations – including the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) – sent a letter to members of the Senate urging them to confirm Murthy as the next surgeon general.

“I have seen Dr. Murthy’s highly skilled work firsthand—he is an inspirational leader who can bring the medical and public health communities together to create a culture of health in America,” said Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of TFAH and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, in a statement. “The avalanche of support from the public health community for Dr. Murthy’s nomination demonstrates the importance of confirming him.”

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