About the Samuelson Lectureship

About Lecture

The Carole W. Samuelson Lecture focuses on public health practice. Past lectures have been on the politics of lead poisoning, the decline of the public health infrastructure and impacts of public health studies on the general population, to name a few. 

About Carol W. Samuelson

To recognize her courage, tenacity, and leadership in promoting quality health and educational services to the public, in 2002 her friends and colleagues established the Carole W. Samuelson Endowed Lectureship in Public Health Practice at the UAB School of Public Health.

This endowed lectureship honors Dr. Samuelson for her outstanding service through years of devoted commitment to the Jefferson County Department of Health as well as many other community and statewide organizations interested in providing quality health care. In all her professional and community activities, Dr. Samuelson led with diligence and innovation while always placing the public first. This lectureship was created to honor her passion for excellence as well as to continue her tradition of intellectual innovation and community involvement.



2013 Carole W. Samuelson Lecture

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
12 noon to 1pm
Alumni Society House
1301 10th Avenue South

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Guest Speaker:  Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist

“You shouldn’t have to leave your neighborhood to live in a better one” is a belief firmly held by Majora Carter. In her native South Bronx, Carter spearheaded an effort to create a cost-effective, low impact storm water system and an 11-mile green network of bike and pedestrian paths to connect neighborhoods, spur local business, reduce traffic, and improve public health. She is an internationally renowned urban revitalization consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. Her long list of awards includes accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship and a Peabody Award. Carter’s 2006 TED talk was one of the first six videos to launch their groundbreaking website.





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