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How Should You Wash Your Hands?
Dr. Steven Galson Demonstrates

Former Acting Surgeon General of the U.S. Gets the Word Out


It would be something of an understatement to say that Dr. Steven Galson, Amgen’s senior vice president of Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety, knows a thing or two about public health. He holds an M.D. from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He began his Public Health Service (PHS) career as an epidemiological investigator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and, among other esteemed posts, held a senior leadership position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Overall, he spent more than 20 years in government service, including two years as acting Surgeon General of the United States during the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, known as swine flu. That said, it should come as no surprise that, in light of the spread of COVID-19, he recently took a few moments to demonstrate on video proper hand washing technique.