NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ANNOUNCES LECTURE BY REED TUCKSON
200 Years after Darwin and Lincoln: Freedom, Choice, and Human
Survival in the Contemporary American Democratic Society
Lecture by Dr. Reed Tuckson
Friday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences
2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Free; Photo ID required.
Metro: Foggy Bottom
People make complex behavioral choices about health care that are
informed by their social, political, and cultural reality. African
Americans have a well documented disparity in health status and clinical
outcomes. Dr. Reed Tuckson’s lecture will explore the intersection
between social issues and individual accountability in healthcare.
Tuckson is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School
of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s
General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs. Tuckson is
currently Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs at
United Health Group where he is responsible for working with all of the
Company’s business units to improve the quality and efficiency of health
services. Most recently, Tuckson was named one of Modern Healthcare’s
“Top 25 Minority Executives” in Healthcare for 2008 and to Ebony
magazine’s “2008 Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America”
Co-sponsored by the African American History Program Committee of The
National Academies, the Koshland Science Museum, and the Cultural
Programs of the National Academy of Sciences