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Former FDA commissioner to give Kenneth Waters Lecture on Oct.7

Dr. Jane Henney, a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will present the 2008 Kenneth L. Waters Lecture on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Her lecture, “Challenges in Health-An Agenda for All,” is open free to the public.

Prior to her current position, Henney had served for five years as the University of Cincinnati’s senior vice president and provost for health affairs. In that capacity, she oversaw the operations of the academic and research enterprise of the UC Academic Health Center, including the colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health sciences, Hoxworth Blood Center, Academic Information Technologies and Library, and Institute for the Study of Health.

She has served as a senior health policy leader in the public sector for nearly three decades. Beginning in 1980 she served as deputy director of the National Cancer Institute for five years, followed by vice chancellor of health programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and acting interim dean of the School of Medicine.

Sponsored by the College of Pharmacy, the lecture series was started in 1982 to honor Waters, dean of the pharmacy college from 1948 until his retirement in 1977.

The lecture series brings nationally and internationally known leaders in pharmacy to UGA and recognizes Waters’ accomplishments and contributions as dean.