State Health officer to speak at Rotary on Monday

Published 9:30 am Sunday, October 24, 2021

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State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Selma at noon on Monday at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.

Rotary Club Co-President Jerria Martin said she’s looking to having Harris speak at the Rotary Club.

“The Rotary Club of Selma is thrilled to be hosting Dr.Harris, as he’s become somewhat of a statewide celebrity appearing with Governor Kay Ivey on our major news networks, updating us all on the latest COVID-19 trends,” Martin said.

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Martin also said it’s important to have Harris speak, especially about the ongoing pandemic.

“It’s an imperative time to be tapped in to the public health arena, and get as much information from our experts as we can,” Martin said. “The icing on the cake is that Dr.Harris is also a Rotarian. Thus, we will be rolling out the red carpet for him.”

Harris was named by the Alabama State Committee of Public Health on February 22, 2018.

The Talladega native is a graduate of Harding University in Arkansas, Harris attended medical school at UAB School of Medicine and served his residency and internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center before returning to UAB to complete a fellowship in infectious diseases.

Four years ago, Harris was awarded a master’s degree in public health from the UAB School of Public Health with a concentration in health policy.