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Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 02/11/2009

Catania to Teach at GW's School of Public Health

Councilmember David Catania (At-Large) has accepted an appointment as a lecturer at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS), his office said in a statement just released.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to teach at the GW School of Public Health; I look forward to sharing our experiences in the District of Columbia with the students," Catania said. "The number and complexity of the health care challenges that we confront in the District are fascinating subjects for advanced study in health policy."

The councilmember will lecture on health, law and policy for law students, graduate students and doctoral candidates in the Public Health and Policy program.

"We are very fortunate to have a nationally recognized school of public health in our city. It is something that our government should take better advantage of," added Catania. "When I became the Chair of the Health Committee, there was virtually no collaboration between the two. I've worked hard to cement ties between the school and our Department of Health, and I hope this appointment will further that goal."

To avoid any conflict of interest, Catania will forgo any remuneration that accompanies the position. In other words, he's not getting paid.

By Marcia Davis  |  02:03 PM ET, 02/11/2009

Categories:  D.C. Council

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