Louis Sullivan visits the university April 9


Louis W. Sullivan, MD, president emeritus of Morehouse School of Medicine and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), will speak about health equity and diversity in the health professions in two talks April 9 at Washington University.

His talk, “Efforts to Achieve Health Equity in the Nation,” will be at 8 a.m. in Clopton Auditorium at Wohl Clinic on the Medical Campus as part of grand rounds for the Department of Medicine. At noon in Brown Lounge in Brown Hall on the Danforth Campus, he will give a talk titled “Strategies to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions” as part of the Brown School’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Sullivan is chairman of the board of the Nation Health Museum in Atlanta. The museum’s goal is to improve the health of Americans by enhancing health literacy and advancing healthy behaviors. He also is chairman of the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions.

Sullivan was founding dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, the first predominantly black medical school established in the country. And from 1989-93, he served as secretary of HHS in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

His visit is sponsored by the Department of Medicine, the Brown School and the Institute for Public Health.

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