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Monday, January 25, 2010

Distinguished Surgeon Ben Carson to Speak at UF

Dr. Benjamin Carson’s remarkable journey from tough, inner-city youth to history-making neurosurgeon celebrates and illustrates the power we all have to excel and influence others. Dr. Carson will be speaking for free in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom today, Tuesday, January 26th. Doors open at 6 pm, and the show will start at 7 pm.

Dr. Carson’s childhood dream was to become a physician. Now, Dr. Benjamin Carson holds more than 50 honorary doctorate degrees and has been named by CNN and Time magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. Carson grew up in a single parent home faced with challenges of poverty, poor grades, low self-esteem and a quick temper. His mother, with only a third-grade education, pushed her son toward success and achievement. Driven by a passion for science and helping those less fortunate, Carson pursued medicine and would ultimately become one of the most revered neurosurgeons in the world.

Today, Carson is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins Children’s Center for more than a quarter decade.

—Jason H. Attermann

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