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
Award Recipient and Lecture:
“Canary in the Coal Mine: Finding Hope in the Community at the Crossroads of the Addiction and HIV Epidemics”
William Cooke, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS
Foundation Family Medicine, Austin, Indiana
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 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.
Questions? Please contact:
Amy M. Oakley
Director of Outreach, Alumni Engagement, and Events
IU School of Public Health-Bloomington
or (812) 855-9562