Ross University School of Medicine & FAMU Partner to Increase Physician Diversity in the U.S.
FAMU and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announced a new agreement to help more African-Americans attend medical school. FAMU and RUSM are establishing an educational pathway program, making it easier for FAMU graduate school students to study medicine at RUSM.
The RUSM partnership guarantees two FAMU students will be admitted into Ross University School of Medicine. Full tuition and room and board will be provided for the first semester. The partnership will also provide early admission into the medical school and FAMU students will spend their first two years in medical school in Barbados.
FAMU’s Literary Series Features Collaboration with Actress Amandla Stenberg
FAMU’s Department of English and Modern Languages, Student Government Association and the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities presents the2019 Spring Literary Forum Series, Black to the Future II: “The Black Heroic Meme” from February 28 – March 1, 2019 in the Grand Ballroom (1625 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.). View the schedule at FAMUnews.com under Events.
This year’s series is dedicated to the celebration and commemoration of Black heroes: past, present and future. Keynote speaker Sebastian A. Jones is the founder of Stranger Comics and co-author of Niobe: She Is Life with award-winning actress Amandla Stenberg. He will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
The Series, which has brought writers and other talent to FAMU’s campus since 2009, will host special guests from the speculative fiction community—horror, fantasy, science fiction, comic book, supernatural, utopian and dystopian, and Steamfunk— to honor the “Black heroic meme” in the form of public talks, workshops and cosplay.
The two-day event will also highlight area subject matter experts, including Alex Brickler, Ph.D., Maxine Montgomery, Ph.D., Rhone Fraser, Ph.D., and Melinda Michelle.
For times and additional information, visit events at FAMUnews.com or call (850) 599-8697.
President’s Wife, Sharon Robinson, Sounds the Alarm for Women’s History Month
FAMU’s First Lady Sharon Robinson, who is a healthcare practitioner, is hosting the second annual “Sound the Alarm: Empowering Women to be Champions of Healthy Living,” on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the FAMU Hansel E. Tookes, Sr. Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The health fair is designed to raise awareness about the health issues that are impacting women and will include:
- A health promotion fair featuring healthcare professionals and students from FAMU and across the Big Bend, community partners, movement stations, and health screenings
- Interactive Activity Sessions
- Five Giveaways
Throughout the event, community leaders and medical experts will enlighten, encourage and empower women to help them take small steps to stay healthy or start living healthier lives. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 599-3413.
FAMU Nursing Graduate Climbs the Ranks at Emory University Hospital Midtown
Karen Shields-Phillips, a FAMU School of Nursing graduate, has been named Vice President of Procedural Areas at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM).
Phillips has 25 years of nursing experience in various care areas. She brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership, with a primary focus in Peri-Operative Services. She has been employed with Emory Healthcare for more than eleven years in various leadership capacities, including Unit Director at Emory University Hospital Midtown for the Operating Room, Sterile Processing, the Anesthesia Perioperative Clinic (APC), Specialty Director for Peri-Operative Services and the Interim Director for Cardiology Services at EUHM.