The U.S. Surgeon General will speak at the University of Washington on Friday, November 3, promoting his platform of positive, healthy connections among people, and addressing health care workers and the challenges they face.
Dr. Vivek Murthy has twice been appointed as the nation’s top doctor, including his 2021 confirmation as the nation’s 21st surgeon general. Murthy will participate in a “fireside chat” with UW students from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Alder Auditorium. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. MTV’s and Active Mind’s ASK program will be raising awareness on mental health in the Alder Commons starting at 2:30 pm that day.
UW is the first West Coast stop on Murthy’s “We Are Made to Connect” tour on college campuses across the country where he talks about the importance that connections have to health and well-being. The visit follows his release earlier this year of an advisory warning about the profound mental and physical health risks social disconnection poses and the growing problem of loneliness among college-age students.
Dr. Murthy will be interviewed by special guest, Lily Cornell Silver, from Mind Wide Open.