Delaware State University will present “An Evening with the Deputy U.S. Surgeon General” as Sylvia Trent-Adams will be a featured Black History Month speaker at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.
Trent-Adams will share her thoughts on “The Politics of African-American Health.” Kara Odom-Walker, secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, will modulate the interview-style event. A Q&A period will also take place.
Trent-Adams is a rear admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in addition to being the deputy surgeon general of the U.S. She served as the acting surgeon general of the U.S. from April 21, 2017, to Sept. 5, 2017.
During her career within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Trent-Adams has worked to improve access to care for poor and underserved communities.