APHA 2017

APHA Annual Meeting & Expo 2017: 

  "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health"


49th Hildrus A Poindexter Dinner and Award Ceremony

Morehouse School of Medicine
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00PM -10:00PM

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2017 Keynote Speaker

William C. Jenkins, PhD, MPH

For nearly four decades, Dr. William "Bill" Jenkins has devoted himself to eliminating racial/ethnic health disparities and expanding opportunities for racial/ethnic minorities to enter and succeed in careers in bio-statistics and epidemiology. Dr. Jenkins earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a masters degree in Bio-statistics from Georgetown University, and an MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC). While at UNC, he helped to found the School of Public Health Annual Minority Health Conference. He has also completed post-doctoral work in Bio-statistics at Harvard University School of Public Health.

For 30 years, Dr. Jenkins previously worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he helped to end the infamous and unethical Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male and to establish initiatives to improve public health for African Americans and Native Americans. Dr. Jenkins currently works with the UNC Institute of African American Research and as co-director of the Minority Health Project.

In addition to founding the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) in 1991, Dr. Jenkins has been instrumental in founding the Institute for African American Health; establishing Project IMHOTEP; the Public Health Sciences Institute at Morehouse College; the Master of Public Health program at Morehouse School of Medicine, the first such program at a historically black institution.


2017 Hildrus A Poindexter Award
APHA Recipient
Dr. Adewale Troutman

Public Health Consortium Recipient
The Consortium of African American Public Health Programs

Academic Institution
Morehouse School of Medicine

Faith-Based Organization
AME Connectional Health Commission

2017 Community Service Award
APHA Recipient
Dana Reed Wise, MPH, REHS

Academic Institution
Spelman College

2017 Representative Louis Stokes Legislative Service Award
Congressional Black Caucus

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 See you all in Atlanta!