This conversation is brought to you by the ASU Office of the Executive Vice President and University Provost and the ASU WellnessWork Advisory Board.
Recognizing the significant distress that loneliness, social isolation and mental health pose to college-aged Americans, the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy, launched the national “We Are Made to Connect Tour." He is traveling to colleges across the country to talk to students like you about how you can incorporate moments of connection into your daily life to help improve your mental health and well-being.
The Surgeon General was the 2023 spring commencement speaker, and ASU welcomes him back.
A special event for ASU students
Dr. Murthy will host an intimate conversation about the challenges of mental health and the risks of social isolation. He will share inspiring ways for you to build community and connections to help you lead a happy, fulfilling life. Following the talk, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet Dr. Murthy.
Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
Tempe campus, Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom (Google Maps)
Check-in: 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Program: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
- Register to attend in person (Space is limited and this event will reach capacity)
- Watch the event live
About U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy
Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2021 to serve as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States. As the nation’s top doctor, Dr. Vivek Murthy helps to advance the health and well-being of all Americans and has worked to address critical public health issues. He has issued Surgeon General Advisories on the youth mental health crisis and social media’s impact on youth mental health, the epidemic of loneliness and isolation, and on burnout in the health worker community. Dr. Murthy also issued a Surgeon General’s Framework on mental health in the workplace and he is the first Surgeon General to host a podcast, House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy, where he invites guests and listeners to explore how we can all build more connected and meaningful lives.
Dr. Murthy previously served as the 19th Surgeon General under President Obama. Raised in Miami, Dr. Murthy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, and his Masters in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management.