Sonja Harris-Haywood Named Director of the Partnership for Urban Health

harris-haywood-sonjaSonja Harris-Haywood was named director of the Partnership for Urban Health, a joint effort of the Northeast Ohio Medical University and Cleveland State University. The goal of the partnership is to encourage local students to pursue undergraduate studies at Cleveland State and to go on to earn medical degrees at Northeast Ohio Medical University with the hope that the students will return to an underserved area of Northeast Ohio to practice medicine. The program is supported by a $400,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The partnership will be headquartered in Cleveland State’s new Center for Health Innovation, which is scheduled to open in 2015.

Dr. Harris-Haywood  has been serving as an assistant professor of family medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She previously taught at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Dr. Harris-Haywood is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She received her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and also holds a master’s degree in clinical investigation from Case Western Reserve University.

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