State Health Commissioner To Give Carpenter Lecture

October 28, 2003

Dr. Robert B. Stroube, state health commissioner for Virginia, will deliver the Carpenter Lecture in Healthcare Administration Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the art gallery on the first floor of the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall at Mary Baldwin University. Stroube will talk about preparing for health emergencies and responding to them.

Stroube has overseen the Virginia Department of Health’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon, to the anthrax contamination of mail, and to the continuing spread of the potentially deadly West Nile virus. He has degrees from the College of William and Mary, Johns Hopkins University, and the Medical College of Virginia. Among his honors is the Dr. Nathan Davis Award given by the American Medical Association to officials who effectively promote public health.

The free public lecture is made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, funders of Mary Baldwin’s nationally certified Healthcare Administration program.