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2023 Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series

Friday, October 6, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Eric P. Newman Education Center, Main Auditorium
320 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

The Homer G. Phillips 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 worked diligently to provide culturally sensitive care to the patients who so deeply trusted and loved them.

This year's honoree is Nathaniel Murdock.

Nathaniel H. Murdock, MD, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, has been in practice for more than 50 years. During this time, Murdock has given unselfishly to his community and his colleagues in medicine. He has served on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine for more than 45 years, and in leadership roles with the Mound City Medical Forum, the National Medical Association, the St. Louis Gynecological Society, and others. He joined SLMMS in 1969 and served as President in 2001. He served as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association from 2002-2018.

Murdock’s contributions have also extended far into the St. Louis community, on the boards or as chief of medicine or a volunteer physician for numerous community health centers.

For virtual attendees, the event will begin at 6:00pm.

Zoom link

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


School of Medicine


Medicine & Health

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Event Contact

Liz Riggs | eriggs@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Brenda Battle is an industry leader in health equity with a successful history of executing strategies that result in incremental and systemic change toward improving the health and wellness of vulnerable populations. Brenda is a national speaker on health equity and reducing health disparities, and has several publications.

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