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Meet California’s First-Ever Surgeon General

Meet California’s First-Ever Surgeon General

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a national leader in pediatric medicine, will serve as California’s first-ever Surgeon General. Burke Harris most recently served as Founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, a nonprofit which aims to improve the health of children exposed to toxic stress and trauma early in life. She previously was a Pediatrician and Medical Director at the Bayview Child Health Center. The University of California, Berkeley graduate -- who completed medical school at University of California, Davis and holds a Master’s at Harvard University -- completed her residency at Stanford University in 2005. Burke Harris serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Advisory Board for Screening and on a committee for the National Academy of Medicine. She is an expert advisor on the Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force and the author of The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood AdversityMore here.

Kamala Harris Raises $1.5 Million as Right Wingers Resurface Birtherism 

Kamala Harris Raises $1.5 Million as Right Wingers Resurface Birtherism 

Darren Soto Aims to Protect Military Spouses from Deportation 

Darren Soto Aims to Protect Military Spouses from Deportation