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2017-12-19Statement from Louis W. Sullivan, MD re. limits on word usage at CDC
Dr. Sullivan joins the presidents of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to express deep concerns about efforts to control the language used by U.S. health and science agencies.
2017-01-24SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Wayne J. Riley as President of Downstate Medical Center
Sullivan Alliance director Wayne J. Riley, MD appointed president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center
2016-10-20Dr. Marc Nivet Joins The Sullivan Alliance Board of Directors
Dr. Marc Nivet, EVP at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and formerly at the AAMC, has joined The Sullivan Alliance's Board of Directors.
2016-10-05University of Cincinnati's Dr. Greer Glazer Joins The Sullivan Alliance Board of Directors
University of Cincinnati's Dean of the College of Nursing, Greer Glazer, Ph.D. has just joined the Board of Directors of The Sullivan Alliance.
2016-05-10Health Leaders Ricardo Martinez, MD and Wayne J. Riley, MD Join The Sullivan Alliance Board of Directors
The Sullivan Alliance has expanded its Board of Directors to include two additional healthcare leaders - Ricardo Martinez, MD, FACEP and Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP.
2016-04-19Former U.S. Health Secretary Louis W. Sullivan to visit the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing and to meet with Cincinnati health leaders to improve Ohio's health equity and expand minority health workforce
Dr. Louis Sullivan visits Cincinnati to meet with health leaders to expand the Ohio Alliance and visit University of Cincinnati College of Nursing students
2016-04-13Former U.S. Health Secretary testifies to North Dakotan legislators on the need for improvements to dental health care in state
Dr. Sullivan testified to the interim Health and Human Services Committee about the preventable nature of oral health concerns and the need to allow for better access to dental care, especially in rural states like North Dakota.
2015-08-19Dr. Louis W. Sullivan on the passing of Former Congressman Louis Stokes
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan's statement on the passing of former Congressman Louis Stokes
2015-03-2720 North Carolina colleges, universities and state health agencies gather to form alliance to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the NC health workforce
This new academic and state agency partnership - The North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity - aims to reduce disparities in health status and healthcare by increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the state's healthcare workforce.
2015-03-24New State Alliance Forming to Tackle North Carolina's Growing Post-ACA Health Professional Shortage
The North Carolina Alliance for Health Profession Diversity aims to directly address the state's growing healthcare needs while providing a working model for other states also committed to expanding and diversifying their health workforces.
2015-02-05Dr. Louis W. Sullivan's Autobiography "Breaking Ground" Wins NAACP Image Award
The autobiography of one of the nation's most admired public health leaders has won an NAACP Image Award in the "Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Autobiography" category.
2014-12-02Statement on Aaron Shirley, MD from Louis W. Sullivan, MD
Dr. Aaron Shirley passed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He was a well-respected healer, educator and civil rights activist. We will miss him, but his good work lives on with us.
2013-12-12In the Atlanta Journal Constitution- Dr. Sullivan reflects on how Nelson Mandela's vision inspires South Africa and the world.
Dr. Sullivan wrote a guest column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution entitled "Mandela's Vision Inspires Us". In it, he reflects on how President Nelson Mandela's work and life influenced our world.
2013-09-26Dr. Louis W. Sullivan visits two Baltimore K-10 schools to meet, inspire children enrolled in "Sullivan Kids" after-school programs
9/26: Louis W. Sullivan, MD visits K-10 students at Northwood Appold Community Academy Public Charter School II and Rosemont Elementary and Middle School in Baltimore, MD. Both schools offer students "Sullivan Kids" programs developed by the MD Alliance.
2013-09-20Dr. Louis W. Sullivan to visit two Baltimore K-10 schools to meet, inspire children enrolled in "Sullivan Kids" after-school programs
9/26: Louis W. Sullivan, MD to visit K-10 students at Northwood Appold Community Academy Public Charter School II and Rosemont Elementary and Middle School in Baltimore, MD. Both schools offer students "Sullivan Kids" programs developed by the MD Alliance.
2013-06-27Statement from Dr. Louis W. Sullivan on SCOTUS' Fisher v. Texas decision
This SCOTUS decision affirms that racial and ethnic diversity is important to U.S. education
2013-04-26Tallahassee Democrat features Florida Sullivan Alliance Youth Health Leaders
In April, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan was the guest speaker at the Youth Health Leadership (YHL) Recognition Ceremony in Tallahassee, Florida.
2013-04-23Sullivan Maryland Alliance launches 2 after-school K-8 programs to introduce children to health careers
In an effort to guide minority students into the health careers, The Sullivan Alliance in Maryland launched two new after-school K-8 programs at Baltimore-area schools.
2013-04-11Travel Grants available for CHAAMP, applications due May 15
Travel Grants available for Conference on History of African Americans in the Medical Professions (CHAAMP), applications due May 15.
2013-04-10Florida Alliance Scholars applications due April 30 for Summer 2013 university and community-based research immersion programs
The Sullivan Alliance Florida Alliance for Health Professions Diversity is accepting applications for its Summer 2013 Florida Alliance Scholars Program, an immersive summer research program. Applications are due April 30, 2013.
2013-03-12The Sullivan Alliance Awarded New Two-Year Grant by W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Support Increasing Numbers of Dental Professionals of Color
The Sullivan Alliance awarded two-year grant by W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support increasing numbers of dental professionals of color.
2013-01-28Fourteen Alabama colleges and universities form alliance to increase minority enrollment, representation in the health professions
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., chairman of The Sullivan Alliance, recently met with presidents and other senior officials from Alabama colleges and universities to create a state-wide alliance to increase minority representation in the health professions.
2013-01-08New Alabama Alliance Forming to Tackle State's Growing Post-ACA Health Needs
Representatives from Alabama's Academic Health Centers and Historically Black Colleges and Universities will come together for a formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which will mark the official formation of the Alabama Alliance.
2012-10-15Statement by Louis W. Sullivan, MD on the Loss of Arlen Specter
Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter was a giant in the world of American politics and policy.
2012-09-12Dr. Louis W. Sullivan visits successful dental therapy program in Alaska
To learn more about the dental therapist model and the Alaska Dental Health Aide Therapy (DHAT) Program, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan just participated in a W. K. Kellogg Foundation-sponsored educational tour to Anchorage and Bethel, Alaska.
2012-05-01Urban Primary Care Initiative Announced as Lead Project for D.C.-Based Sullivan Alliance
Leaders Gather to Discuss Health Professions Education, Diversifying the Health Care Workforce at NEOMED-CSU Event
2012-04-08NYT Opinion-Editorial- Dental insurance but no dentists
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan featured in The New York Times
2012-03-06AAPS Announces Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., Health Policy Leadership Award
The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS) has announced nominations for the first annual Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Health Policy Leadership Award are being accepted.

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