State Surgeon of Kansas to deliver lecture on Modern Epidemics – April 23


Dr. Lee A. Norman, the State Surgeon of Kansas, will present a lecture entitled “Modern Epidemics: Why they occur and why we should worry!” at 12:30 p.m., April 23 in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. The lecture will be conducted as a “brown-bag” lecture, meaning attendees are welcome to bring their lunches into the conference room.

Dr. Lee A. Norman serves as the State Surgeon of Kansas where he guides medical troop sustainment and training, health services support, force health protection, biosecurity, and he serves as an advisor and liaison to emergency management and Homeland Security elements. Dr. Norman received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota, did his residency in family medicine, and his aerospace medicine training in the U.S. Air Force at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a family physician, flight surgeon, and combat medicine instructor, he practiced medicine in Seattle for 20 years, including service as a clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Norman has served as a chief medical officer for more than 20 years, most recently in the University of Kansas Health System, and before that in the Swedish Health System in Seattle. Dr. Norman also has two master’s degrees – one in health planning and systems analysis from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and an executive MBA degree from the University of Washington Graduate School of Business.

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This lecture is part of the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation “Distinguished Speaker Series.” The lecture series is an extracurricular, educational lecture series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum much like the Interagency Brown-Bag Lecture Series, but with a broader focus. Topics covered in the lectures span the gamut of leadership and ethics, organizational effectiveness, collaboration, as well as current events and issues in business, government and the military. The presentations are scheduled as the availability of selected speakers permits. The CGSC Foundation and the Simons Center have received support for all distinguished speakers in academic year 2018 from Park University along with previous contributions from the Perot Foundation.

All lectures in the Simons Center Distinguished Speaker Series are free and open to the public. Many of the lectures in this series are largely conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format. – Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room. Members of the public coming to the lectures from off-post will need to add extra time to check-in at the Fort Leavenworth visitor center. – For gate information, see the Fort Leavenworth homepage.


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