Center for Community Health

Dr. Bernard Guyer Lectureship in Maternal and Child Health

The Center for Community Health is pleased to present the Dr. Bernard Guyer Lectureship in Maternal and Child Healths.

SAVE THE DATE: This year's lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the URMC's Class of '62 auditorium. Our distinguished speaker will be Maxine Hayes, M.D., M.P.H., State Health Officer, Washington State Department of Health. A board-certified pediatrician with a master’s in public health, her passion and main interest is ensuring every child has a healthy start in life. Join us for:

Dr. Maxine Hayes

Maxine Hayes, M.D., M.P.H.

Great Minds Are Built, Not Born

Dr. Maxine Hayes, one of our nation’s top maternal child health experts, will explore three questions about the science of early brain and child development:

  • What do we know?
  • What does it mean?
  • What should we do?


She will share examples of innovative approaches communities are taking to create environments that ensure every child has a healthy, fair start in life. And she’ll go deeper, exploring opportunities for public health and medicine to collaborate on how best to respond to the new narrative and science on this subject. You will not want to miss this talk!

RSVP to (585) 224-3054 or e-mail: Donna Drews

Dr. Bernard Guyer

Bernard Guyer, M.D., M.P.H.

Bernard Guyer, M.D., M.P.H. is the Zanvyl Kreiger Professor of Children’s Health in the Department of Population, Reproductive and Family Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A physician trained in both preventive medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Guyer served for seven years as director of the state MCH program in Massachusetts and five years as a CDC medical epidemiologist with national and international service. He has chaired or been a member of both state and national committees on childhood injury prevention, outreach for prenatal care, infant mortality, and Medicaid.

This lecture is endowed by Brewster C. Doust, M.D., a University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate, in honor of Dr. Guyer’s significant contributions to research in understanding the early origins of disease processes and the life course consequences. It is presented in partnership with the URMC Center for Community Health and the Departments of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Pediatrics.