The Trump Administration has surprisingly replaced the man Barack Obama chose as U.S. Surgeon General with a black woman who is one of the first registered nurses to hold the position.
According to a recent report from the New York Times, Vivek H. Murthy, Obama’s choice for Surgeon General was asked to resign on by the Trump Administration last Friday (April 21st). Murthy was succeeded by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams (pictured), a University of Maryland doctoral graduate who served as nurse officer in the U.S. Army.
It was not specified why Murthy was asked to step down by the current U.S. administration. However, Alleigh Marré, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave a simple explanation behind the appointment of Trent-Adams.
Marré was quoted in an email statement saying Murthy was replaced “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration.” Murthy will continued to work as a serviceman for Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service.
Trent-Adams, a native of Concord, Virginia, has a notable career in the field of health and human services. She worked at the Walter Reed Medical center for five years in the oncology unit. In 1992, Trent-Adams became a servicewoman for the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service.
Trent-Adams has also worked as an HIV/AIDS prevention advocate while serving as the deputy associate administrator for the HIV/AIDS bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration. She has also written and published a number of articles about important causes related to administrating public health strategy.
Trent-Adams was also a research nurse for the University of Maryland. She interned in the U.S. Senate and worked on number of key issues, such as a fair payment system for skilled nursing facilities.
HealthyBlackWoman.com congratulates Sylvia Trent-Adams for gaining the opportunity to be a leading government facilitator and spokesperson working toward the important objective of better public health and safety.