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Raising the Bar - April 2021

Monday, April 05, 2021 7:41 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was sworn in as the 21st surgeon general of the United States on March 25, 2021. This is the second tenure as the "nation's doctor," Dr. Murthy served as the 19th surgeon general of the United States from December 15, 2014 to April 21, 2017. He was the nation's first Senate-confirmed Asian American surgeon general.

The surgeon general serves as a prominent spokesperson and policy advisor on public health issues. The surgeon general also oversees the U.S. Public Health Service commissioned corps, a uniformed service of about 6,000 public health workers who have, for the past year, played a key role in staffing the coronavirus response and vaccine administration effort. During his first term as surgeon general, Dr. Murthy worked on public health issues such as the opioid crisis, the promotion of physical exercise, and combating loneliness and the stigma of mental illness.

In 2020, Dr. Murthy authored the New York Times Bestselling Book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Dr. Murthy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Yale. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and later joined Harvard Medical School as faculty in internal medicine.

SABA-DC congratulates Dr. Murthy on his historic achievement.

Nina R. Tandon

Nina R. Tandon recently joined Square, Inc. as Privacy Counsel where she advises on global privacy legal and business risk, including: regulatory compliance, product counseling, commercial contract, and employment. Ms. Tandon's role includes partnering with and advising Square's global business teams on GDPR and CCPA compliance, Data & InfoSec policies and procedures, product features (including privacy notices & policies), as well as data protection agreements and incident response.

Prior to joining Square, Ms. Tandon served as Associate General Counsel of the American Psychological Association where she managed Intellectual Property, Privacy and Contracts legal and organizational risk. Ms. Tandon also worked in private practice and served as a law clerk to two federal judges.

Nina received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law with an honors concentration in International Law, her M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School, Tufts University with concentrations in Development Economics and International Organizations, and her B.A., with honors in Philosophy, and Journalism from Emory University. She also holds a CIPP/US certification.

SABA-DC congratulates Ms. Tandon on her recent career move.


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