It's being reported that President Obama has chosen Alabama family physician Dr. Regina Benjamin to be the next Surgeon General.
The AP reports: "Benjamin was the first black woman to head a state medical society,
received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights and just
last fall received a MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant.' But she made
headlines in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with her determination to
rebuild her rural health clinic Bayou La Batre, Ala., which serves
4,400 patients who would be hard-pressed to find care elsewhere."
Obama is set to make the announcement later today.