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EnHIP Member Institutions

The following institutions are NLM EnHIP Members.

Benedict College
Benedict 1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-253-5415

EnHIP Representative:
Milton Morris, PhD, MPH, DAAS, CFSP
Director, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: 803-705-4608
E-mail: milton.morris@benedict.edu

Alternative Representative
Helene Tamboueh, PhD
Professor, Chemistry/Chair Biology
Chemistry, and Environmental Health Sciences Department
Phone: 803-705-4740
E-mail: tamboueh@benedict.edu

About Benedict College
Founded in 1870 under the auspices of the American Baptist HomeMission Society, Benedict College began educating the recently emancipated people of African descent. Benedict College is named after Mrs. Bathseba A. Benedict for her generous donation of $13,000.00, which went towards the purchase of an eighty acre plantation. In 1894, the institution was chartered as a liberal arts college by the South Legislature and the name was changed from the Benedict Institute College is one of the fastest growing colleges among the 39 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institutions.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: 310-563-4800

EnHIP Representative:
Dolores E. Caffey-Fleming, MS, MPH
STEP-UP and Project STRIDE Program Coordinator
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
1748 East 118th Street, Room N153
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: 323-249-5716
E-mail: deefleming@cdrewu.edu 

Alternative Representative:
Peter Tom, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science
1748 East 118th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: 323-568-3365
E-mail: petertom@cdrewu.edu

About the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Created as a result of the unrest during the civil rights movement, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science became the only minority health sciences academic center west of the Mississippi River. The program was founded in 1966 in response to the lack of adequate medical facilities in the South Central Los Angeles area. It is one of four African American medical schools in the country. To assure a continuous stream of young minority students who are prepared to enter health careers, a medical magnet high school is located on campus.

Colorado Mountain College
Colorado, several campuses
Phone: 800-621-8559

EnHIP Representative:
Jill A. Ziemann, MS Ed
Director, Go2Work Programs
Gateway/Women In Transition/GarCo Sewing Works
Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-384-8518
E-mail: jziemann@coloradomtn.edu 

Alternative Representative:
Yesenia Arreola
Coordinator, Upward Bound
Colorado Mountain College
3695 Airport Road
Rifle, CO 81650
Phone: 970-625-6987
E-mail: yarreola@coloradomtn.edu

About Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Mountain College serves nine counties in north-central Colorado: Chaffee, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Pitkin, Routt and Summit. The 12,000-square-mile district includes international resorts, ranches, wilderness areas and former mining towns. Each year, nearly 25,000 students take classes at our 11 locations and online.

Florida A&M University
201 Dyson Pharmacy Building
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850-599-3000

EnHIP Representative:
Johnnie L. Early, II, PhD, RPh, Fellow, NPhA
Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Institute of Public Health
Florida A&M University
1415 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850-599-3171
E-mail: johnnie.early@famu.edu

Alternative Representative:
Syreeta L. Tilghman, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Phone: 850- 599-3933
E-mail: syreeta.tilghman@famu.edu

About Florida A&M University
Declared a “Center of Excellence” by the State Board of Regents, FAMU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is recognized as a premier provider of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. The college was established in 1951 with a mission to train African Americans and other ethnic minorities to take active roles in all aspects of the pharmacy profession.

Hampton University
Hampton , VA 23668
Phone: 757-727-5000

EnHIP Representative:
Arlene Montgomery, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Hampton University
110 William Freeman Hall
Hampton, VA 23668
Phone: 757-727-5672
E-mail: arlene.montgomery@hamptonu.edu

Alternative Representative:
Bertha L. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Professor, School of Nursing
Hampton University
Phone: 757-727-5780
E-mail: bertha.davis@hamptonu.edu 

About Hampton Univeristy
Founded in 1868 Hampton University is Virginia’s only co-educational, non-denominational private college. In 1891, the first training of health care professionals was launched when Alice Bacon started the Hampton Training School of Nurses. Today, Hampton’s School of Pharmacy has developed the most contemporary pharmacy program at a historically Black college or university. Hampton has become one of the nation's leading research institutions and one of the most Internet-connected campuses.

Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Avenue
Phone: 785-749-8404
Lawrence, KS 66046-4800

EnHIP Representative:
Phillip C. Marshall, MS
Acting Dean, Natural and Social Science
Phone: 785-749-8404, ext. 325
E-mail: pmarshall@haskell.edu

Alternative Representative:
Daniel Wildcat, PhD
Professor, American Indian Studies
School of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 785-832-6694
E-mail: dwildcat@haskell.edu 

About Haskell Indian Nations University
Founded in 1984, Haskell Indian Nations University started as an educational program focusing on agricultural education for grades one through five under the name the United States Indian Industrial Training School. Over time, the school grew to include grades sixth through twelfth. In 1935, the school dropped its secondary school and evolved into a vocational-technical institution, and in 1970 began a junior college curriculum. The school name changed to Haskell Indian Junior College. Finally, in 1993 after a recommendation from the Haskell Board of Regents, the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs approved the name to be changed to Haskell Indian Nations University. The student body consists of federally recognized tribes and offers programs that will prepare them to enter baccalaureate programs in areas such as elementary teacher education, American Indian studies, business administration, and environmental science. Haskell continues to integrate American Indian/Alaska Native culture into all of its curricula.

Howard University
2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington , DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6100

EnHIP Representative:
Robert Copeland, Jr., PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Howard University College of Medicine
520 W Street NW, Room 3408
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6311
E-mail: rlcopeland@howard.edu

Alternative Representatives:
Kimberlei A. Richardson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
E-mail: kimberlei.richardson@howard.edu

Fatima M. Mncube-Barnes, EdD, MPH, MSIS
Executive Director, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
501 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-884-1520
E-mail: fbarnes@howard.edu 

About Howard University
Established by an Act of Congress in 1867, Howard University is the oldest and largest historically Black medical school in the United States. The founders of the College recognized “…that the (health) needs of Blacks throughout the country would be best met by training students to become highly competent, compassionate physicians who would deliver care in communities having a shortage of health personnel.” Howard University includes a state-of-the-art health sciences library.

Jackson State University
1400 Lynch Street
Jackson , MS 39217
Phone: 601-979-2121

EnHIP Representative:
Paul B. Tchounwou, ScD, MSPH, MSc
Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor
College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Jackson State University
Phone: 601-979-0777
E-mail: paul.b.tchounwou@jsums.edu

Alternative Representative:
Safiya Omari, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Southern Institute for Mental Health Advocacy, Research, and Training
Phone: 601-979-1530
E-mail: safiya.r.omari@jsums.edu 

About Jackson State University
Founded as Natchez Seminary in 1877 by the American Baptist Home Mission Society, the school was established as Natchez, Mississippi "for the moral, religious and intellectual improvement of Christian leaders of the colored people of Mississippi and the neighboring states". In 1882 the school was moved to Jackson, Mississippi, and in 1889 the curriculum was expanded and the name was changed to Jackson College. In 1940, the state assumed support of the college and expanded the curriculum to include a graduate program and bachelor's programs in the arts and sciences. The name was changed to Jackson State University. The School of Allied Health Sciences follows the mission of the University by providing high quality education, community-based healthcare organization research, consultative and technical assistance statewide and to the Metro Jackson area. The school offers bachelors and masters programs in healthcare administration, public health, and communicative disorders. Jackson State University wants to establish itself as the first school of public health based at a Historically Black College.

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
City University of New York
New York , NY 11225
Phone: 718-270-6048

EnHIP Representative:
Doris Withers, EdD
Vice President, Assessment Planning and Accountability
Phone: 718-270-5020
E-mail: doris@mec.cuny.edu

Alternative Representative:
Charles desBordes, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology
Medgar Evers College
City University of New York
1150 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone: (718) 270-6207
E-mail: desBordes@mec.cuny.edu

About Medgar Evers College

Founded in 1969 as a result of community efforts and is named in memory of the slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The school was established to meet the educational needs of the Central Brooklyn community. The student population is about 92% black and includes persons from the Caribbean and Africa. Medgar Evers College reigns as the only institution in the City University of New York with a career ladder in Nursing. Medgar Evers College has a strong commitment to academic excellence and continues to help in the development of the community for which it resides.

Meharry Medical College
1005 D.B. Todd Boulevard
Nashville , TN 37208
Phone: 615-327-6111

EnHIP Representative:
Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD
EnHIP Chairman
Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Development
Professor
Phone: 615-327-6526
E-mail: pmatthews-juarez@mmc.edu 

Alternative Representative
Aramandla Ramesh, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Phone: 615-327-6486
E-mail: aramesh@mmc.edu 

About Meharry Medical College

Built on the premise of providing health care to underserved communities, Morehouse College established the Morehouse School of Medicine in 1975. The National Medical Association endorsed the program after a feasibility study revealed the lack of health care to the poor living in rural and inner city communities. The college is devoted to training minorities and others as physicians and biomedical scientists who will bring their services to these underserved populations..

Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta , GA 30310
Phone: 404-752-1500

EnHIP Representative:
Sandra Harris-Hooker, PhD
Vice President and Senior Associate Dean
Research Affairs
Phone: 404-752-1725
E-mail: sharris-hooker@msm.edu 

Alternative Representative
Jonathan Stiles, PhD
Professor, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology
Phone: 404-752-1585
E-mail: jstiles@msm.edu

About Morehouse School of Medicine
Built on the premise of providing health care to underserved communities, Morehouse College established the Morehouse School of Medicine in 1975. The National Medical Association endorsed the program after a feasibility study revealed the lack of health care to the poor living in rural and inner city communities. The college is devoted to training minorities and others as physicians and biomedical scientists who will bring their services to these underserved populations.

Morgan State University
1700 E Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore , MD 21251
Phone: 443-885-3333

EnHIP Representative:
Kim Dobson Sydnor, PhD
Dean, School of Community Health and Policy
Phone: 443-885-4104
E-mail: kim.sydnor@morgan.edu 

Alternative Representative
Melissa Littlefield, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Phone: 443-885-4300
E-mail: melissa.littlefield@morgan.edu

About Morgan State University

Morgan State University was created in 1973 and is an expansion of Morgan State College. Originally established in 1867 by the Baltimore Conference of Methodist Episcopal Churches, the school was known as the Centenary Biblical Institute and focused on educating young black males to become ministers. The school later began to educate both men and women, and in 1890 was named Morgan College after Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its Board of Trustees. In 1939 the school was purchased by the state of Maryland in response to a state study that determined the need to provide more opportunities to black citizens. In 1975 the State Legislature designated Morgan as a university, and gave it authority to offer doctorates. Today, Morgan State University boosts a strong masters program in Public Health and is the first HBCU to grant doctoral degrees in Public Health.


Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: 505-387-7401

EnHIP Representative:

Steven Chischilly, MS, ABD
Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Natural Resources
Navajo Technical University
P.O. Box 849
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: 505-786-4147
E-mail: schischilly@navajotech.edu 

Alternative Representative:
Melvin Foster
Laboratory Technician
Science Department
Navajo Technical University
P.O. Box 849
Crownpoint, NM 87313
Phone: 505-786-4100
E-mail:mfoster@navajotech.edu

About Navajo Technical University
Mission: Navajo Technical College’s mission is to provide university readiness programs, certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree. Students, faculty, and staff provide value to the Dine community through research, community engagement service learning, and activities designed to foster cultural and, environmental preservation and sustainable economic development. The University is committed to a high quality, student-oriented hands-on-learning environment based on the Dine cultural principles.

Vision: The vision of Navajo Technical University is to educate Navajo individuals, utilize state-of- of the art technology; and to enhance desirable character traits of integrity, self-discipline, loyalty, and respect, which give the Navajo people hope, courage, and the resiliency essential to their survival as a people, using the strengths inherent in the Navajo cultural values and traditions.

Philosophy: The philosophy of Navajo Technical University is Nitsahakees, Nahata, Tina, Siihsain. The University believes that every student has the innate ability and intelligence to acquire academic and technical skills. A disciplined learning environment, with innovative and viable community-based academic and vocational curricula, will produce a competent educated, and self-reliant participant of the Navajo Nation in the world of work.

There are three campuses: The main campus is located in Crownpoint, NM and the other two sites are in Chinle, AZ and Teec Nos Pos, AZ. The total enrollment is approximately 1450 students.

Oglala Lakota College
Nursing Department
P.O. Box 861
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Phone: 605-867-5856

EnHIP Representative:
Jessica Zephier, MSN, RN
Chairperson, Department of Nursing
Phone: 605-867-5856, ext. 11
E-mail: jzephier@olc.edu 

Alternative Representative:
Ann Krejci, PhD, MA
Instructor, Department of Nursing
Phone: 605-867-5856, ext. 18
E-mail: akrejci@olc.edu

About Oglala Lakota College of Nursing
Resurrected in 1986 after the closing of the University of South Dakota’s satellite program, the Oglala Lakota College of Nursing Program was developed to serve the residents of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations and the rural border communities in Nebraska and South Dakota. The program’s curriculum is designed to incorporate traditional Lakota values that include the promotion of individuals and families to maintain and restore balance and well-being through its cultural framework. OLC was one of the first tribally controlled colleges in the United States.

Southern University at Baton Rouge
School of Nursing
P.O. Box 11794
Baton Rouge , LA 70813
Phone: 225-771-3366

EnHIP Representative:
Cheryl Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chairperson, Graduate Nursing Program
Director, Office of Nursing Research
J.K. Haynes Building 170, Swan Street
Phone: 225-771-2632
E-mail: cheryl_taylor@subr.edu

Alternative Representative:
Janet Rami, PhD, RN
Dean, School of Nursing
Phone: 225-771-2166 or 215-771-3266
E-mail: janet_rami@subr.edu 

About Southern University of Baton Rouge
The Southern University system consists of four campuses: Baton Rogue, New Orleans, Shreveport, and a Law Center. The school was founded in New Orleans in 1881 by Pinckney Pinchback, the first black governor in the United States, and other black politicians to create an institution for persons of color. The school later relocated to Baton Rouge in 1914. Today, Southern University is the only historically black Land Grant university system in the United States. Southern University boasts 152 degree programs ranging from certificates to doctorates, including programs in nursing, toxicology, environmental health, health administration, and mental health.

Texas Southern University
Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-313-7011

EnHIP Representative:
Judith Mazique, JD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-313-4335
E-mail: mazique_jx@tsu.edu 

Alternative Representative:
Zivar Yousefipour, PhD
Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Phone: 713-313-1890
E-mail: yousefipout@tsu.edu

About Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Producing top quality, well-educated African American and other minority health care professionals is one of the most important goals for Texas Southern University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The creation of this program in 1949 was part of the University's overall effort to provide a highly respected academic program for African Americans and other minorities during the struggle for equality.

Tuskegee University
Department of Biomendical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-727-8500

EnHIP Representative:
Jannett Lewis-Clark, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CLT
Department Head, Allied Health and Program
Director, Occupational Therapy
Tuskegee University
John A. Kenny Hall, Room 71-271
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-725-2385
E-mail: jlewisclark@tuskegee.edu

Alternative Representative:
Cheryl G. Davis, DHA
Associate Dean, Administrative and Resource Development
Tuskegee University
Patterson Hall, Room 301
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-724-4178
E-mail: cdavis@tuskegee.edu 

About the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
Founded in 1944, Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is the only school of veterinary medicine located at a predominately Black educational institution in the United States. Graduates of the veterinary public health program contribute toward lowering the cost of human health care by preventing and controlling zoonotic diseases in animal populations. TUSVM is full accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Association.

University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-786-4574

EnHIP Representative:
Raymond Anthony, PhD
Department of Philosophy
Phone: 907-786-4459
E-mail: afrxa@uaa.alaska.edu

Alternative Representative:
Stephanie Bauer, PhD
Department of Philosophy
Phone: 907-786-4677
E-mail: slbauer@uaa.alaska.edu 

About the University of Alaska Anchorage
The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples. It is an open-access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse and inclusive environment. UAA's Anchorage campus is located in the University Medical (Umed) district in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska.

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-277-0111

EnHIP Representative:
Robert Otto Valdez, PhD
Professor, Family & Community Medicine and Economics
University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico
MSC02-1645
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-903-3258
E-mail: rovaldez@aol.com 

About the University of New Mexico
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
A-878 Main Building
Medical Sciences Campus
P.O. Box 365067
San Juan , PR 00936-5067
Phone: 787-758-2525

EnHIP Representative:
Diógenes Herreño-Sáenz, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
Phone: 787-758-2525, ext. 1005
E-mail: diogenes.herreno@upr.edu 

About the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
The mission of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus is to transmit, enrich, and increase knowledge in the medical science through technology, research, and clinical services. The school is committed to providing students with the formal rigorous education based on an interdisciplinary model of health services, with strong emphasis on primary medical care. The university often works in collaboration with other professional programs at the Medical Sciences Campus as well as distinguished universities from the United States and abroad.

University of Texas at El Paso
College of Health Sciences
500 West University Avenue
El Paso , TX 79968
Phone: 919-747-5000

EnHIP Representative:
João Ferreira-Pinto, PhhD
Associate Research Professor
Director of Research and Special Projects
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Health Research & Evaluation (CIHRE)
Phone: 915-747-7295
E-mail: joao@utep.edu

Alternative Representative:
Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso
1101 North Campbell Street
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: 915-747-7270
E-mail: gabmejia@utep.edu 

About the Universiry of Texas at El Paso
Founded in 1914, the University of Texas El Paso is the second leading college in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics. In its beginnings, the university was known for its mining and metallurgy colleges. Today, the University of Texas El Paso has six academic colleges including business administration, health sciences, education, engineering, liberal arts and science. The College of Health Sciences is a new member to the Environmental Health Information Outreach Program and is committed to evidence-based teaching, the advancement of knowledge through research, developing quality professionals to serve the community and the preparation of administrative support for these activities.

Xavier University of Louisiana
College of Pharmacy
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans , LA 70125
Phone: 504-486-7411

EnHIP Representative:
Daniel F.K. Sarpong, PhD
Endowed Chair of Health Disparities
Director, Center for Minority Health Disparities Research & Education
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 504-520-5345
E-mail: dsarpong@xula.edu

Alternative Representative:
Kathleen Kennedy, PharmD
Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy
Phone: 504-520-7421
E-mail: kkennedy1@xula.edu 

About the Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy
Committed to training disadvantaged Black youth and other minority students to achieve a higher status of life in an honored profession, Xavier University of Louisiana, in 1927, established “The College of Pharmacy”. This program recognizes the increasing demands of our society for good pharmaceutical care. As a result, Xavier University of Louisiana has experienced tremendous growth in its contemporary research capabilities and has partnered with clinics and private practitioners to conduct clinical trials and reach out to the community.

Last Reviewed: June 19, 2020