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.

Past Lectures

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

NowCastSA video

February 10, 2015

Griffin Rodgers, M.D., MACP

Science: A Tool for Justice

NowCastSA video


“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