Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Posts at Colleges and Universities

Sherika Hill has been named a Translating Duke Health Scholar in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Her research focuses on factors of risk and resilience in adolescent development.

Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Otis W. Brawley has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and the associate director for community outreach and engagement at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He was a professor of oncology and hematology and deputy director for cancer control at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Brawley holds a medical doctorate from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Stephen Hayes has been named director of the choir at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He previously led the Philander Smith choir from 1985 to 1993 and most recently led the choir at Wiley College, a historically Black educational institution in Marshall, Texas.

Hayes is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff where he majored in music performance.

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