Events / 2005 Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series

2005 Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series

Guest speaker: Kristy Woods, MD, MPH
Professor Internal Medicine — General Internal Medicine
Director, Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Lecture topic: “Bridging the Gap — The Insiders Guide to Resolving Health Disparities”

Honoree: Walter Washington , MD
Retired Surgeon — Private Practice
Former Surgeon — Homer G. Phillips Hospital

This public health lecture series is named in honor of the historic Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis. At a time in American society when people of color were restricted from most medical training programs, the Homer G. Phillips Hospital became the premier training ground for African American medical professionals — many of whom remained to deliver high quality health care in the St. Louis area and who later assumed prestigious positions throughout the nation. Although it closed its doors on August 17, 1979, we can learn much from the hospital’s history, presented by the very people who strived diligently to provide culturally sensitive care to the patients who so deeply trusted and loved them.