Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, NYC Health Commissioner Speaks to MCMS Meeting – November 5th at 6:30 PM

On Wednesday, November 5th at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem,

mary-bassettDr. Mary Travis Bassett will speak to the membership of the Manhattan Central Medical Society.  Dr. Bassett will address the “Hunger-Obesity Paradox” along with NMA Past President Dr. Carolyn Britton and Margarette Purvis of the Food Bank for NYC.

Medical Students, residents and fellows are welcome to attend. Please invite your local networks and colleagues. Let’s have a great turnout for Dr. Bassett!

RSVP is Required

Please contact Stephanie Quinn to confirm your attendance to this event. Email stephaniedquinn@hotmail.com your RSVP.

Manhattan Central Medical Society Meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

Sylvia’s Restaurant 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

 

SNMA Region IX Conference

Saturday, November 15, 2014

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Albany Medical College

Keynote speaker, Dr. Adam Aponte. NMA members are encouraged to participate and network with medical students and pre-medical students.

Please contact SNMA for more information.

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH New Appointment Associate Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity

The city health department has found a leader for its Center for Health Equity, one of the premier initiatives begun under new health commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. Dr. Aletha Maybank will begin her tenure as Associate Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity on Sept. 29. The Center for Health Equity was announced earlier this year and funded with $3.2 million. It is a “cornerstone” of the department’s efforts to address disparities, according to the mayor’s management report. The idea is to tackle health problems that disproportionately impact lower income areas by providing greater access to services in those neighborhoods. It’s an initiative that is central to the de Blasio administration’s goal of reducing disparities between rich and poor in New York City, the two New Yorks theme that vaulted Bill de Blasio to the mayor’s office.

Read moreAletha Maybank, MD, MPH New Appointment Associate Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity

Register to Attend the 2014 NMA 16th Annual Colloquium on African American Health

The National Medical Association (NMA) in conjunction with the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will host the 16th National Colloquium on African American Health, March 8-11, 2014. This year’s theme, A Seat at the Table: Recognizing Essential Providers as Key Stakeholders, conveys NMA’s objective to equip its state and local societies with the resources and information to address the opportunities and challenges associated with disease states and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Read moreRegister to Attend the 2014 NMA 16th Annual Colloquium on African American Health

Gary C. Butts, MD, Appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

Please join us in congratulating Gary C. Butts, MD, on his appointment as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In these roles, Dr. Butts is responsible for oversight, management, and integration of the Mount Sinai Health System’s diversity programs and policies with a goal to reaffirm diversity and inclusion as an integral core institutional value and resource across the Health System.

Read moreGary C. Butts, MD, Appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mount Sinai Health System