On Wednesday, March 29 (noon Eastern time), Dr. Jamila Perritt, President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, will deliver the annual Edward N. Brandt, Jr. Memorial Lecture in Women's Health. The lectureship was jointly created and is sponsored by The George Washington University, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the Hudson College of Public Health at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Created to honor Dr. Edward N. Brandt, Jr., former Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, the lecture features leading researchers, policymakers and advocates who promote women's health. Dr. Brandt is often called the “Godfather of Women's Health” for his leadership and support of women in the sciences and research on women’s health. Dr. Brandt is known for many contributions to health care, including his leadership of the federal response to HIV/AIDS. After leaving HHS, he served as president of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine before returning to the University of Oklahoma as executive dean of the medical school. He taught medicine there until his death in 2007.
The lecture will take place at George Washington University, and a virtual option is available. Registration is required; visit https://bit.ly/BrandtLecture to sign up.