There has always been a paucity of African Americans and other minorities in the nation’s health professions, the result of unequal opportunity, poverty, weak educational systems, lack of mentoring and poor counselling. A number of efforts have been organized to address this particularly in the past five decades, facilitated by the civil rights movement in the second half of the twentieth century.
Part of the Brown School’s Distinguished Lecture Series, this is the second of two public talks by Louis W. Sullivan, MD during his visit to Washington University. Dr. Sullivan was secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the administration of President George H. W. Bush, and is president emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Event Sponsors: School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, the Brown School, and the Institute for Public Health