Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions

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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Last Updated: June 18, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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