Frank Bryant Memorial Lecture


In 2002, the Texas Medical Foundation provided funding for a lecture series to honor Dr. Frank Bryant Jr. Dr. Bryant is remembered by friends as a man that cared, and showed that he cared. He is remembered as a man who overcame adversity, yet would never accuse anyone else of being unfair. Dr. Bryant graduated from UTMB in one of the first classes to admit black students; He went on to become a respected physician, a loving family man and an advocate for the medically underserved in East San Antonio.

Dr. Bryant was the cofounder and first medical director of the Ella Austin Health Clinic and co-developer of the East San Antonio Medical Center. He served as the first African-American President of the Bexar County Medical Society and the first President of the C.A. Whittier Medical Society.

April 9, 2024
Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD,
The Fight for Just Medicine, Just Health and a Just Nation
April 6, 2023
Wayne Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP
Our Quest For Health Equity
April 19, 2022
Michele Harper, MD
The Beauty in Breaking: The Black Butterfly Theorem
April19, 2021
Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
Why are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?
February 11, 2020
Selwyn M. Vickers, MD
Challenges: Lessons for Us Today
March 19, 2019
Alondra Nelson, Ph.D..
Racial Reconciliation, Institutional Morality and the Social Life of DNA
April 3, 2018
David R. Williams, Ph.D., MPH
Making America Healthier for All: What Each of Us Can Do
February 21, 2017
Camara Jones, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.
Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism
April 19, 2016
Damon Tweedy, M.D., J.D.
Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine
February 10, 2015
Griffin Rodgers, M.D., MACP
Science: A Tool for Justice

“Frank Bryant was a gentleman of the highest order. He cared about his entire community – not only about their health, but their well-being.”

– Dr. Leonard Lawrence, colleague and friend