Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Mayor DeStefano to be featured at Sybil Palmer Bellos Lecture

April 1, 2009

The Honorable John DeStefano, Jr., eight term mayor of the City of New Haven, will be featured at the Sybil Palmer Bellos Lecture on Wednesday, April 15, 3:30 pm, at Yale University School of Nursing (YSN).

Mayor DeStefano's talk at the Bellos Lecture is titled, "The Health Implications of Common Exposure to Violence in New Haven."

He was first elected mayor of New Haven in 1993, and has been re-elected eight times based on his strong record of cutting crime nearly in half, creating jobs, improving the public schools and stewarding New Haven's transition from its old economy to a successful new, thriving economy. Mayor DeStefano's innovative policies have been recognized by leaders across Connecticut and the nation and have often been replicated. His fellow mayors elected him President of the National League of Cities, an organization that he is still very active in today. He is also the past President of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

"We are thrilled to have Mayor DeStefano deliver our 2009 Bellos Lecture," said Margaret Grey, Dean and Annie Goodrich Professor at YSN. "He is committed to the health of New Haven citizens, much as the faculty and staff have made improving health in New Haven a priority."

The Bellos Lecture is free and open to the public. To attend, or for more information, please contact Sydney Martin at sydney.martin@yale.edu, or call 203-785-2389.