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Camp Yeakey to deliver Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Oct. 21

October 7, 2016

Carol Camp Yeakey, PhD, 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 on Oct. 21. Her talk is titled “Research, Scholarship and Social Responsibility: Imperatives for a Truly Democratic Society.”

Camp Yeakey
Camp Yeakey

The lecture will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center, 320 S. Euclid Ave., on the Medical Campus.

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, Oct. 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.

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 Place, and in the North Garage, 224 S. Euclid Ave. Parking cards may be validated in the lobby.