Leadership series to feature APHA president

Darrion Banks


Adewale Troutman, Ph.D., president of the American Public Health Association, will be featured at the annual Norman Fries Distinguished Leadership Series at Georgia Southern University, according to a news release.

The event will be held on Oct. 17 in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on Plant Drive.

Troutman’s presentation is entitled, “Health Equity and Social Justice, A Whole New World.”

The “What If We Were Equal” co-author is a nationally recognized advocate for human rights, community activism, health equity, national health and global health, pressing for universal freedoms and the elimination of racism, injustice and oppression.

Dr. Troutman’s career has spanned clinical emergency medicine, hospital administration and academic and public health practice.

The Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship series began in 2001, funded by an endowment to honor the late Norman Fries, founder of Claxton Poultry, which he ran for more than 50 years.