Donald Frey, MD, Creighton University’s Vice President for Health Sciences, will present the 23rd G. Gayle Stephens Lecture at the 24th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, an invitational conference held April 8-11, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i, in Koloa, Kaua’i, Hawai’i.
Doctor Frey has held Creighton University’s Dr Roland L Kleeburger Endowed Chair since 1996. As vice president for health sciences, he is responsible for the oversight of Creighton’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy and health professions. He has had long service at Creighton as Chair of the university’s Department of Famly Medicine, preceded by the Directorship of the Family Medicine Residency Program.
The previous Stephens Lecturers have been Doctors Alfred O. Berg of the University of Washington; F. Marian Bishop of the University of Utah; Lynn Carmichael of the University of Miami; and Patrick T. Dowling of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Additionally Stephens Lectures have been presented by Joshua Freeman of the Kansas University Medical School, Kansas City; John Geyman of the University of Washington; Ronald Goldschmidt of the University of California, San Francisco; Larry Green of the American Academy of Family Physicians; Cornelius Hopper, Vice President Emeritus for Health Affairs for the University of California Systemwide; Norman B. Kahn, Jr., Vice President, American Academy of Family Physicians; and Gary LeRoy, MD of the Wright State University/Boonshaft School of Medicine.
Also presenting were Samuel C. Matheny of the University of Kentucky; John E. Midtling of the Medical College of Wisconsin; Charles E. Odegaard of the University of Washington; James A. Puffer, MD, of the American Board of Family Medicine; Perry A. Pugno, MD, of the American Academy of Family Physicians; David Satcher, United States Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General; John Saultz, of the Oregon Health Sciences University; Joseph E. Scherger of University of California San Diego; David N. Sundwall, MD, MPH, of the State of Utah Department of Public Health; G. Gayle Stephens of the University of Alabama, Birmingham; and Paul R. Young of the American Board of Family Medicine.