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U.S. Deputy Surgeon General to speak April 6

February 22, 2018

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will speak on the topic of "Promoting public health/translating evidence into practice" 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. April 6 in the University Hall Auditorium on the Indiana State University campus.

As Deputy Surgeon General, Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., advises and supports the Surgeon General regarding operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and in communicating the best available scientific information to advance the health of the nation. She served as the acting Surgeon General, April-September 2017, and as Chief Nurse Officer of the Public Health Service, November 2013-May 2016.

The event is part of the Lambda Sigma Chapter Annual Research Day and is presented by the Lambda Sigma Nursing Honor Society and the Indiana State School of Nursing.

University Hall is located at 401 North 7th St. The event is free to students and open to the public, but registration is required (keynote-only, half-day and full-day options available). Register at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ReVqYbZd7UiWUXMnA7lFUkzE_grBnqNAv8arUPA5DNNUOU9KQUtEQ1FHOUZRQlFCM0xONUFBR1FURy4u or email Somer.Nourse@indstate.edu.

Trent-Adams has held various positions in Health and Human Services, working to improve access to care for poor and underserved communities. As a clinician and administrator, she has had a direct impact on building systems of care to improve public health for marginalized populations domestically and internationally.

Trent-Adams received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Hampton University, a Master of Science in nursing and health policy from the University of Maryland-Baltimore and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Maryland. She became a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.

Prior to joining the Public Health Service, Trent-Adams was a nurse officer in the U.S. Army.

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Photo: https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Media-Services/Submitted-Photos/Staff-Uploads/i-W5sdS5p/0/fe4f228e/X4/Sylvia%20Trent-Adams-X4.jpg -- Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Media contact: Libby Roerig, director of communications and media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or libby.roerig@indstate.edu

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Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will speak on the topic of "Promoting public health/translating evidence into practice" 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. April 6 in the University Hall Auditorium.

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