Annual Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture: Consuelo Wilkins (Vanderbilt University) – “Moving from Charity Care to Partnering with Communities to Improve Health”

October 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) (Medical Campus)

“Moving from Charity Care to Partnering with Communities to Improve Health”


Hosted by the Office of Diversity Programs

Reception 6:00 p.m. ♦ Dinner 6:30 p.m. ♦ Lecture 7:30 p.m.

This 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.

Guest Speaker
Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins–a geriatrician, clinical investigator and engagement researcher–is Vice President for Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. Dr. Wilkins holds faculty appointments as Associate Professor of Medicine at both Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College. As a multi-Principal Investigator for the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, Dr. Wilkins oversees programs in community engagement and team science. She is also a Principal Investigator of two other NIH-funded centers, the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health, which focuses on decreasing disparities among African Americans and Latinos using precision medicine; and the Vanderbilt Recruitment Innovation Center, a national center dedicated to enhancing recruitment and retention in clinical trials. Dr. Wilkins is Engagement Core Director of the All of Us Research Program, a national precision medicine project which will enroll one million participants.

Prior to her current roles, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, with secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Surgery (Public Health Sciences) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The event is free of charge but space is limited.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 21st by calling (314) 362-6854 or emailing Liz Riggs.