William Cooke, MD, Honored With Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award
IAFP member William Cooke, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, will present the Ryan White & William L. Yarber Lecture and receive the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award on Thursday, December 5th, at 6 p.m., at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington. Dr. Cooke will present “Canary in the Coal Mine: Finding Hope in the Community at the Crossroads of the Addiction and HIV Epidemics. ”
In 2015, Scott County, Indiana was experiencing the largest HIV outbreak in rural America’s recent history with an HIV incidence higher than any country in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. William Cooke, at his practice Foundations Family Medicine, was the only physician in the town of Austin during this outbreak. He led the successful response to the epidemic and brought healing and hope to his community of 4,200 people. He received national recognition for his innovative approaches to addressing the unique challenges of serving communities with limited resources, including being named Family Physician of the Year for Indiana in 2016 and the United States in 2019. He became the first physician to receive the National Pillar of Excellence Award by The Addiction Policy Forum.
For more information on Dr. Cooke, please see his online biography.
SAVE THE DATE
Ryan White & William L. Yarber Lecture and awarding of the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award
with honored guest Jeanne White Ginder, mother of Ryan
Thursday, December 5th, 6 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union – Tudor Room
Free to the public
Questions? Please contact: Amy M. Oakley, Director of Outreach, Alumni Engagement, and Events, IU School of Public Health-Bloomington
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IU School of Public Health-Bloomington
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