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Three African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Wayne Martin is the new vice president of government affairs at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Taunita V. Stephenson was named the head of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for the division of recreation and intercollegiate athletics and wellness at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lynda Batiste was appointed senior vice president of finance and chief operating officer at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Morehouse School of Medicine to Combat HIV/AIDs in Georgia

In response to the immediate need for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention efforts in the Black community, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine has announced the launch of a campaign specifically tailored to reach the Black community in Georgia called “Georgia Thrives.”

Morehouse School of Medicine to Assess Mental Health of Prison Inmates Prior to Their Release

The Prison Policy Initiative says more than 40 percent of people in prisons have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. This initiative aims to determine which prisoners need mental health services prior to their release.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

The faculty members in new roles are Brandon A. Owens, Sr. at Wilberforce University in Ohio, LaDaryl Watkins at Mississippi State University-Meridian, Lynda Gardner at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Patrick Otim at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and Gentry Patrick at the University of California San Diego.

Five Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Duties

The Black scholars in new roles are Chielozona Eze at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Ihudiya Finda Williams at Virginia Tech, Sarah Vinson at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Melynda Price at the University of Michigan, Vaughn A. Booker at the University of Pennsylvania.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Georgia State’s Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah Earns Early Career Teaching Excellence Award

The Early Career Teaching Excellence Award is given to one faculty member each year from among the 138 member institutions in the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. The award recognizes faculty for outstanding teaching and mentoring of students in public health research, teaching, and practice.

Daniel Dawes to Lead the New Global Health Equity Institute at Meharry Medical College in Nashville

The Global Health Equity Institute is the first step in achieving the goal of creating a School of Global Public Health at Meharry, which will be the first school of its kind at a historically Black college or university. Meharry hopes to enroll its first cohort of students in the School of Global Public Health in 2026.

Two HBCUs Team Up With Gilead Sciences to Battle HIV Infections in the Black Community

Research shows that inequities drive higher rates of HIV infection, as well as worse HIV clinical outcomes among Black Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated such health inequities. Gilead will fund research at the Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University with a total of $4.5 million in funding over a three-year period.

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

HBCU medical students interested in primary care sports medicine and/or orthopedic surgery will be selected by their respective schools to complete one-month clinical rotations with NFL clubs during the 2022 NFL season. Eight NFL teams each will host two medical students.

HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans

The Consortium of HBCU Medical Schools has announced a new initiative to increase the number of African Americans who register to be organ donors. The initiative will also seek to find ways to eliminate racial disparities among recipients of donated organs.

How COVID-19 Took a Disparate Impact on Black America

The study was produced by the Black Coalition Against COVID, a group that consists of several organizations and businesses including the four historically Black health science centers: Meharry Medical College; Howard University College of Medicine; Morehouse School of Medicine, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

Salome Nnoromele was appointed interim vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ohio University. DeQuan Smith was named the inaugural assistant dean of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and Jacqueline M. Gatson was named assistant vice president of advancement for diversity, inclusion and belonging at the Purdue for Life Foundation.

Morehouse School of Medicine Forms Partnership With Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta have announced a new partnership to create an early commitment program and a pre-medical linkage program. African Americans make up 34 percent of the student body at the women's college.

Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

Historically Black Meharry Medical College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Howard University have joined the Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program.

Yale University Study Finds Racial Bias in Emergency Room Procedures

A new paper by researchers at Yale University finds racial disparities in the use of physical restraints on children who are admitted to the hospital emergency department. Black children are significantly more likely than White children to be subdued with restraints during visits to emergency rooms.

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society has committed to a $12 million investment to support four HBCU medical schools with institutional development grants to fund a four-year program that aims to increase the pool of minority cancer researchers by identifying talented students and faculty from HBCUs.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Bennie Harris Will Be the Next Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate

Dr. Harris currently serves as senior vice president for institutional advancement at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to that, he was vice president for development and alumni relations at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

A Major Booster Shot of Funds for HBCU Medical Schools

Michael Bloomberg, high-tech mogul, former mayor of New York City, and a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, has pledged to donate $100 million over the next four years to the nation's four historically Black medical schools.

Morehouse School of Medicine To Lead New Effort to Battle COVID-19 in Underserved Areas

The Morehouse School of Medicine will coordinate a strategic network of national, state, territorial, tribal, and local organizations to deliver COVID-19-related information to communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions

The new appointees are Irish Spencer at Fayetteville State University, Walter McCollum at Miami Dade College, Monique Guillory at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Lamar R. Hylton at Kent State University, Eruore Oboh at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Rhonda Moses at Johnson C. Smith University.

Morehouse School of Medicine Partners With Georgia Tech to Create Health Technology Startups

Georgia Tech will provide the historically Black medical school with a full suite of services and educational programming to support entrepreneurship in the HealthTech arena among faculty, staff, and students on the Morehouse campus.

Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program

In 2017, Morehouse approved the establishment of a physician assistant program and began planning the curriculum. Over two years later, this month the program's first class of 20 students arrived on campus for orientation.

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

A new report shows that there are currently 30 HBCUs across the country that own patent rights. The Morehouse School of Medicine holds the most patents of any HBCU with 63 patents generated from 2000 to 2019.

Three African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Taking on new assignments are Stephanie Miles-Richardson of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Jennifer Hamer at Pennsylvania State University, and Gregory Crichlow at the University of Kansas.

Georgia Tech Partners With the Morehouse School of Medicine to Offer Dual MD/MBA Degree

Students will complete three years as medical students at Morehouse followed by a one-year, three-semester MBA program at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. The final year, they will return to Morehouse to complete their fourth year of medical school.

In Memoriam: Edgar Jackson Kenton III, 1940-2018

Dr. Kenton served as a professor of neurology at Temple University in Philadelphia, a clinical professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and as director of the Stroke Prevention Intervention Research Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Two Historically Black Medical Schools Team Up With the University of Zambia

Under the agreement students and faculty at Meharry Medical College and the Morehouse School of Medicine will participate in an exchange program centered on seven core areas of health science: HIV/AIDS, cancer, HPV, late-onset diabetes, hypertension, infectious disease, and malnutrition.

Noble Maseru Named Director of the Center for Health Equity at the University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Noble A-W Maseru served for the past 10 years as health commissioner for the city of Cincinnati. He is also the former health director for the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.

SUNY Appoints Wayne J. Riley as the Next President of Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Riley has been serving as a clinical professor of medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the immediate past president of the American College of Physicians. Earlier in his career, Dr. Riley was president, CEO, and professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

HBCUs in Atlanta to Beef Up Campus Security

Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and the Morehouse School of Medicine are teaming up to launch an extensive new network of security cameras to monitor the area around the Atlanta University Center.

Historically Black Medical School Creates Fellowships to Train Cardiologists

The Morehouse School of Medicine, a historically Black educational institution in Atlanta, has launched the new Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program in an effort to increase the number of Black cardiologists.

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