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The IDPH director will speak at the SIU Law School commencement in May

IDPH director Sameer Vohra
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (provided)
IDPH director Sameer Vohra

The head of the Illinois Department of Public Health and 2011 graduate of the SIU School of Law will deliver the Law School's commencement address in May.

IDPH director Dr. Sameer Vohra became director during a time of continued challenges for public health in Illinois.

The COVID pandemic was still present but evolving, mpox infections were starting to climb, and Vohra noted, his first day on the job included Pritzker’s disaster declaration for mpox (previously known as monkeypox).

Commencement is set for 1 p.m. on May 12 at Shyrock Auditorium.

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