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Published in Media Alerts on June 12, 2014 (PDF)

UMMC establishes Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities

Media Contact: Gary Pettus at 601-984-1100 or gpettus@umc.edu.

WHAT: UMMC celebrates the establishment of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, with attendance by Myrlie Evers-Williams; Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton; state Sen. John Horhn of Jackson; Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber; Dr. James Keeton, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs; Dr. Claude Brunson, senior advisor to the vice chancellor for external affairs; Dr. Bettina Beech, UMMC associate vice chancellor for population health; Rev. Dr. Marino Bruce, executive director for faculty development, research and creative expression, Jackson State University; Dr. Lawrence Potter Jr., dean of the JSU College of Liberal Arts.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, June 13; tour: 11 a.m.

WHERE: Jackson Medical Mall, Center Court

WHY: Myrlie Evers-Williams is lending her name to a research-focused institute concentrating on these areas of concern in Mississippi: child health disparities, minority men’s health and research training.