Obama Picks|Surgeon General

     WASHINGTON (CN) – President Obama is expected to appoint Dr. Regina Benjamin the U.S. Surgeon General today. Benjamin, president of the Alabama Medical Association in 2002, was the first black woman to head a state medical society in the United States.

     Benjamin became known for setting up a rural health clinic on a small Gulf Coast village – which was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, and then again by fire – and she received a MacArthur “genius award.”

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