April 6, 2010

Vanderbilt's Health Law Society Presents a Health Policy Event, April 8, 6 p.m.

William Corr (class of 1973) will speak at the Law School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in Flynn Auditorium. His visit was arranged by Vanderbilt's Health Law Society.

Corr was appointed deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by President Obama in fall 2008. He serves as the department's No. 2 executive under Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. His talk is supported by a grant from the Hyatt Student Activities Fund.

Before assuming his leadership role at the DHHS, Corr was executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit group that seeks to reduce tobacco use among children and adults. He also served as a member of the Obama transition team, leading efforts to review and evaluate the work of the DHHS.

Corr served on the staffs of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Sen. Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio, who was chair of the antitrust subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Henry Waxman of California, who was chair of the health subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Before going to Washington, Corr worked at several community-run primary health care centers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia before earning his law degree at Vanderbilt.

Date: April 8
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Flynn Auditorium
Vanderbilt University Law School

Open only to the Vanderbilt community.