This Friday, Jan. 17, the Surgeon General will release the 50thanniversary Surgeon General’s Report (SGR): The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. The report will highlight 50 years of progress in tobacco control and prevention, present new data on health consequences, and detail new initiatives.

Join the White House press conference 9:30a.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at as the Surgeon General releases the report.

Public health faculty Kathy B. Baumgartner, PhD, Richard N. Baumgartner, PhD and Dongyan Yang, MD, MS, and James Graham Brown Cancer Center postdoctoral scholar Stephanie D. Boone, PhD helped write the national report in collaboration with colleagues from Johns Hopkins University. Their contribution is expected to be about 200 pages.

Julie Heflin
Julie oversees digital content for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She began her UofL career on the Health Sciences Center campus in 2007. Prior to this, Julie was a journalist with WFPL (Louisville Public Media), and occasionally filed reports for National Public Radio.