National Expert on Teen Pregnancy and Youth Issues to Meet with Local Caregivers

April 24, 2001

Henry W. Foster, Jr., M.D., who served as President Clinton's senior advisor on teen pregnancy and youth issues, will meet April 25 at noon at Highland Hospital with representatives of the Rochester Adolescent Maternity Program (RAMP) and other community caregivers. RAMP provides quality prenatal health care for pregnant teens up to age 18.

A Clinton nominee for U. S. Surgeon General, Foster spent five years as senior consultant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and directed its program to Consolidate Health Services for High-Risk Young People. From this experience, he developed the "I Have a Future" program to reduce teen pregnancy. His program was designated as one of President George Bush's "Thousand Points of Light."

Foster has served on numerous boards, committees and councils including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents, Pathfinder International, and Nashville Davidson County Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, where he became the first African-American to serve as president.

He chairs the U.S. Committee for the United National Population Fund. In recognition of his work, Foster received the first White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Faculty Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.

Foster is visiting Rochester to speak at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry's Annual Dr. Sanford Meyerowitz Lecture, a presentation for faculty, students and invited guests.

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