Memorial Symposium for David B. Gray, PhD

Please join us for a memorial symposium as we remember David B. Gray, PhD, and honor his career contributions to community participation. The event will feature addresses by people who have been influential in Dr. Gray’s life, and he in theirs, as they discuss his contributions to community participation. The agenda will also include time to allow participants to share special memories and comments about their interactions and experiences with Dr. Gray.

Friday, May 22, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) Auditorium
St. Louis, MO

Featured Speakers
Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work
Elias Michael Executive Director, Program in Occupational Therapy
Washington University in St. Louis

Laurance Johnston, PhD, MBA
Independent Health Educator; friend and former NIH colleague

Thilo Kroll, PhD
Professor of Disability and Public Health Research
Co-Director Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI)
Universities of Dundee and St. Andrews
School of Nursing & Midwifery
University of Dundee

Don Lollar, EdD
Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
School of Medicine
Associate Director for Academic Affairs, Institute on Development & Disability
Glen White, PhD
Director, Research and Training Center on Independent Living 
The University of Kansas 

The symposium is open to anyone who would like to attend; however, RSVPs are requested. To RSVP, please contact Kara Overton at 314-286-1613, or via email.

Virtual participation
Beginning at 1:55 p.m. CST on Friday, May 22, participants may watch a live stream of the symposium via YouTube. If you cannot attend the event in person, but would like to participate virtually please visit

Gray family memorial service
A separate memorial event will be conducted by the Gray family in coordination with the symposium. The family’s memorial will take place on Thursday, May 21, at 4:00 p.m. at Graham Chapel, located on the Washington University Danforth Campus. All are welcome to attend the service; RSVPs are not required for this event.

Hotel rooms for out-of-town guests will be available at the Parkway Hotel, located at 4550 Forest Park Avenue, 
St. Louis, MO 63108. Please call to reserve your room directly at 314-256-7777. Be sure to mention that you will be attending a Washington University event, in order to receive the special pricing.

For more information, please contact Kara Overton at 314-286-1613 or via email.

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