In 2003, the Congress passed—and President George W. Bush signed a law finally creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. After several decades of actively pursuing an effort to promote and acknowledge the […]
At the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), the four Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Presidents, Dr. David Carlisle of Charles Drew University (Los Angeles, CA); Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick of Howard University (Washington, D.C.); Dr. James E.K. Hildereth of Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN); and Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice of […]
Black History Month—February—is always at a time of tremendous action in Washington. On February 9th, President Obama released his final budget. The document suggests how President Obama would fund the Federal Government in fiscal year 2017 if it were up to him. While this document is only a suggestive one, and one that has no […]
The Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS) has had a busy beginning to 2016. With the proposing of legislation in response to the AAMC’s “Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine,” AMHPS has covered much ground. In this update, we will showcase our legislative efforts as well as share the comments of the new director […]
Louis Stokes, one half of the famous Stokes brothers, was a groundbreaker in American politics. He served the east side of Cleveland for 15 terms in the House of Representatives, the first black member of Congress to have so long a tenure. The former Congressman had longevity of service because he focused on his constituency. […]
Warren K. Ashe, PhD, was many things: a long time AMHPS Board of Directors member representing Howard University, associate dean for research at Howard University, the first African American to become a senior science advisor at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a military officer. However, Dr. Ashe’s life can be summed up in […]
The Association of Minority Health Professions Schools is saddened and deeply moved by the passing of a great advocate on behalf of education and specifically Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Dr. George Cooper. Dr. Cooper will be remembered for his thoughtful but dogged advocacy for HBCUs. We know him and his work, because Dr. Cooper […]
During the month of April, we recognize Minority Health Month. AMHPS will be honoring minority health professionals which have made a difference and improved the health of the country. Please check out our instagram (@amhps) and twitter (@AssocMinHealth) where you will find notable men and women who have impacted minority health.