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State Health Commissioner Speaks in Health Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Karen Remley, state health commissioner with the Virginia Department of Health, spoke on "Infant Mortality - A Gap that Needs to Narrow" at the Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences Dean's Seminar Series on Friday, March 27.

Remley, shown with Dean Andrew Balas of the College of Health Sciences, manages a public health system with 35 health districts.

Throughout her career, she has been involved in many aspects of health care. Her recent positions include service as vice president of medical affairs at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk; medical director of external quality at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia; and CEO of Physicians for Peace, an international medical education organization. She also was chief medical officer for Operation Smile, Inc., a worldwide children's medical charity that supports medical missions to 26 countries.

This article was posted on: March 27, 2009

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