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News Release

 
   PO 360
   Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

   For Release:
  January 30, 2002

 

Clifton R. Lacy, M.D.
Acting Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Laura Otterbourg or Dennis McGowan
609-984-7160


Acting Commissioner's Statement on the Passing of Dr. Slade

   

TRENTON - Acting Commissioner Clifton R. Lacy, M.D. of the Department of Health and Senior Services issued today the following statement upon learning of the death of John D. Slade, M.D.:

"I am saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Slade. Public health has lost a great friend and advocate. On behalf of the Department of Health and Senior Services, I extend our condolences to John's family and his many friends.

"Dr. Slade was an outstanding physician and, as a member of the state Public Health Council, was a vital contributor to the direction of public health in New Jersey. Indeed, Dr. Slade served as chairman of a council committee that developed regulations that, when adopted, will set new practice standards for local health, improving New Jersey's ability to respond to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

"Dr. Slade was also a strong advocate for tobacco control programs and initiatives. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues at the Department and in the health care community," said Acting Commissioner Lacy.


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