Events / 2012 Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series

2012 Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series

This public health lecture series is named in honor of the historic Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, the premier training ground for African American medical professionals.   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.

Guest speaker: Mark Clanton, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Mark Clanton is the chief medical officer of the High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society and the former deputy director of the United States National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.  He is a member of the Washington University in St. Louis National Council for the Institute of Public Health as well as the external advisory board of the Siteman Cancer Center.

In 2011 Dr. Clanton was named to the Washington University in St. Louis, Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Center (TREC) external advisory board. The TREC grants represent a 45 million dollar, multi-site consortium whose purpose is to understand the causes of obesity and its relationship to cancer.

Lecture topic: “Homer G. Phillips Hospital: One Man’s Long Road Home”

Honoree: The Breakfast Club, Inc.

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time: Dinner 6:30 p.m. Lecture: 7:30 p.m.

Address: Washington University School of Medicine’s Eric P. Newman Center, 320 S. Euclid Av., St. Louis, MO  63110

Please call (314) 362-6854 or email the Office of Diversity Programs at to RSVP.