Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010, Noon to 1 p.m.
Start Smart-Benefits of Early Childhood Education
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Gerard Clancy, MD, President
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
OKDHS Oklahoma Child Care Services
Dr. Gerard Clancy, MD, will offer a discussion on new advances in understanding brain development and brain imaging, enlightening participants by providing new insights that will guide early childhood programs of the future.
About the Speaker:
Gerard Clancy, MD, was named president of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 2006. He is responsible for all OU-Tulsa programs and the development and growth of the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center. Clancy was named Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa in 2001.
Clancy serves on numerous community boards in the Tulsa area. He received the 2002 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Community Psychiatry Award at the national meeting. The Oklahoma State Medical Association awarded him the 2003-2004 Award for Community Service for the development of a community partnership to improve access to care for the medically underserved. Under his leadership, the IMPACT team, a mobile psychiatric team, and the Bedlam Alliance for Community Health, a network of clinics providing free medical care, have become a safety net for the underserved in northeastern Oklahoma.
Clancy is published in the basic, clinical and educational sciences. He has written a modifiable electronic medical textbook on emergency psychiatry that was recently adapted for use in Spain and on U.S. Navy ships across the world. He continues to work across the country on the development of outreach psychiatric programs for those with refractory severe mental illnesses. He continues to teach students and residents and sees patients regularly.
He attended the University of Iowa for the majority of his formal education. Clancy received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, completed an American Heart Association Research Fellowship, and completed his medical degree. Clancy served as a faculty member of the University of Iowa in the Department of Psychiatry. He was involved in the leadership of several major initiatives at the University including establishing mobile clinics for individuals who were homeless and mentally ill.
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