The Life & Achievements of Gerald W. Deas, MD ’62, MPH


An assembly at noon, Tuesday, April 26 at the SUNY Downstate Faculty Lounge, HSEB, 8th Fl. Room E867, Dr. Deas will receive the Office of Diversity’s inaugural Urban Health Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of distinguished medical care to underserved patients. Downstate will also screen the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health documentary, “Ideas: Dr. Gerald Deas” (watch a clip of the film, here).

Dr. Gerald Deas is a “physician, poet, patient advocate, playwright, media personality, political activist, public health crusader and more.” He battled major companies and rallied communities to protect public health.

The award event is sponsored by the SUNY Downstate Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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