Marshall University hosting US surgeon general for presentation

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University on Friday will host U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams for a virtual presentation.

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum invited Adams to speak in February as part of a series of Black History Month events, but Adams could not attend because of flight problems.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Adams’ presentation will happen as West Virginia and the country deal with rising coronavirus numbers; the state Department of Health and Human Resources on Thursday reported 17,428 active cases, with 1,120 cases received since Wednesday morning. The department also reported 789 deaths as well as new records for hospitalizations, intensive care cases and ventilator use.

“During this virtual visit, academic leaders will present a number of public health topics which will provoke interesting discussions with the surgeon general,” said Dr. Joseph Shapiro, dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Shapiro will also moderate a panel about health-related issues facing the region and state.

The presentation will be open to all participates and available at

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