Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series: “Research, Scholarship and Social Responsibility: Imperatives for a Truly Democratic Society”

  • Friday, October 21, 2016 • 6:00 pm
  • Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid Ave

Friday October 21
6pm Reception & Dinner | 7:30pm Lecture
Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid Ave. (Medical Campus)

Carol Camp Yeakey, a researcher and educator, will speak at the 21st annual Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her talk is titled “Research, Scholarship and Social Responsibility: Imperatives for a Truly Democratic Society.”

Beyond Housing, a local nonprofit organization that works to revitalize St. Louis-area communities with a substantial number of vacant and abandoned properties, also will be honored at the lecture.

A reception and dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., will precede the lecture.

The event is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to preregister by Friday, October 14. To register, contact the Office of Diversity Programs at 314-362-6854 or medschooldiversity@wusm.wustl.edu.

Camp Yeakey is the Marshall S. Snow Professor of Arts & Sciences at the university and holds appointments in education, urban studies, international and area studies, and American culture studies, all in Arts & Sciences.

She is the founding director of the university’s Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies and of the Center on Urban Research and Public Policy. A member of the faculty since 2004, her research explores how social welfare policies influence the well-being of children, young adults and families in urban areas.

Beyond Housing, led by Chris Krehmeyer, is a nationally-recognized community development organization working in a defined geographic area – the 24 municipalities that make up the Normandy Schools Collaborative in North St. Louis County. Beyond Housing helps communities by focusing on all the areas that make up a thriving community – housing, education, health, jobs and economic development. To complete this work, Beyond Housing brings residents, civic leaders, nonprofits, and corporate partners together, while taking an “ask, align, act” approach, continuously engaging community members to identify needs and drive action. Recently, Beyond Housing received an award from the Missouri Supreme Court for the work they are doing with the 24:1 courts. Beyond Housing currently has over 135 full time employees, a budget of almost $14 million and controls assets worth nearly $110 million.

The lecture series is named in honor of the historic Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, formerly a premier training ground for African-American medical professionals. The hospital closed Aug. 17, 1979. The building now houses the Homer G. Phillips Senior Living Community.

Free parking will be available on surface lots, and validated parking will be available in the Metro Garage, 4526 Children’s Pl., and in the North Garage, 224 S. Euclid Ave. Parking cards may be validated in the lobby.

Again, register for this free event by Friday, October 14 at 314-362-6854 or medschooldiversity@wusm.wustl.edu.

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