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LSUS Faculty inducted as 2013 M. Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity Scholar

June 21, 2013

LSUS' Dr. Emmanuel Clottey, Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Department Kinesiology and Health Science was inducted as a 2013 M. Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity Scholar.  The M. Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity falls under the Health Disparity Research Center of Excellence at the Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN.  The institute was named in honor of Dr. Alfred Haynes, past President/Dean of Charles R. Drew Post Graduate Medical School in Los Angeles, CA. The institute was established to promote trans-disciplinary research and training in a new research paradigm, called the public health exposome, among early and mid-level investigators who share the passion and recognition for the need to address health equity as a cornerstone of a national strategy for eliminating health disparities.  This year's training took place at the Marriot Hotel at Vanderbilt University from May 13, 2013 to May 24, 2013.

Dr. Clottey, along with eleven other candidates, was selected after a competitive application process.  The Trans disciplinary candidates were from across the nation with diverse backgrounds including public health, medicine, economics, administration, engineering, and psychology.   Candidates where chosen with exceptional interest in developing a research career in health services and translational research.  The candidates are expected to make important contributions to translate evidence derived from research findings into promising programs among racial/ethnic and disadvantaged populations with the knowledge and skills offered by the Institute.  Dr. Clottey's project seeks to address the health and wellbeing needs of grandparents raising their grandchildren in the Shreveport-Bossier Metro area.  Dr. Clottey teaches in the Master of Public Health program.

Janet Mentesane, Martin Luther King Health Center and Dr. Jill Rush-Kolodzey, MPH Director served as Dr. Clottey 's community partner and mentor respectively.