Former Assistant Surgeon General, Retired Rear Admiral Dr. Ali Khan to visit Peru State

January 27, 2016, 9:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429


Peru, Nebraska– Retired Rear Admiral Dr. Ali Khan will speak to Peru State College students on Thursday, January 28 at 1 p.m. in the CATS Conference Room. His visit will allow pre-health science students to ask questions about federal public health initiatives and agencies.

Dr. Khan is a practicing physician and the Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He achieved the rank of rear admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps before retiring.

Dr. Khan’s long public health career includes being named an Assistant Surgeon General; Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; and Deputy Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Khan studied medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency at the University of Michigan. He later earned a Masters of Public Health from Emory University.

The event is free and open to the public.


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About Peru State College: Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. It is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation.