Boston Scenes 2/13/2014
Former Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan signs a copy his new book, “Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine,” at his alma mater Boston University School of Medicine. In the book, Sullivan recounts his extraordinary life beginning with his childhood in Jim Crow Georgia and continuing through his trailblazing endeavors training to become a physician in an almost entirely white environment in the Northeast, founding and then leading the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and serving as secretary of Health and Human Services in President George H.W. Bush’s administration.
The Dimock Center hosted its first “Breakfast of Champions” on Feb. 7 to discuss the pressing civic issue of substance abuse. The breakfast also launched the three year campaign to rebuild Dimock’s Sewall building, which houses one of Boston’s most prominent inpatient substance abuse detoxification programs. (l-r) Felix G. Arroyo, chief of Health & Human Services, City of Boston; Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, associate commissioner, Mass. Dept. of Public Health; Susan Wornick, WCVB-TV anchor/reporter; Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO, The Dimock Center; U.S. Congressman Michael E. Capuano; U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch; and Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, chair, The Dimock Center’s Board of Directors.
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