Planning Committee

The 2017 Planning Committee members listed are part of the Scientific Program, Greenwood Award, Abstract, and Social and Cultural Committees.

Planning Committee Chairs

Principal Investigator / Chair

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Morehouse School of Medicine

Planning Committee Co-Chairs

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, PhD
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Karam Soliman, PhD
Florida A&M University

William Southerland, PhD
Howard University

Greenwood Award Chair

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, PhD
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Abstract Committee Chair

Jesus Angulo, PhD
Hunter College

Abstract Committee Co-Chairs

Bruce Shiramizu, MD
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Priscilla Pemu, MD, MSCR
Morehouse School of Medicine

Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH
Morehouse School of Medicine

Richard Noel, PhD
Ponce Health Sciences University

Social & Cultural Committee Chairs

Stacey McRae
Howard University

Kisha Riddick
Howard University

Social & Cultural Committee Co-Chair

Cassandra Jackson
Morehouse School of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education

Denise McGee
Morehouse School of Medicine

Nakisha Green-Harris
Morehouse School of Medicine

Planning Committee Members

Muna Abdelrahim
Samuel Adunyah, PhD
Tabia Akintobi, PhD, MPH
Jesus Angulo, PhD
Marla Berry, PhD
Vincent C. Bond, PhD
Pamela Bullard
José G. Conde, MD, MPH
Nicole Crowell, MS, HSA, CRA, LTCA
Gene D'Amour, PhD
Marilyn Foreman, MD, MS
Solomon Garner, MS, PhD
Sandra Harris-Hooker, PhD
Traci Hayes, MBA, MS

Jerris Hedges, MD
Cassandra Jackson
Shafiq Kahn, PhD
Robert Kirken, PhD
Jae Lee
James Lillard, PhD
Maria F. Lima, PhD
Tom Mellman, MD
Josiah Ochieng, PhD
Adebayo Oyekan, PhD
George Perry, PhD
Mark Pezzano, PhD
Eddy Ríos-Olivares, PhD
Tesmesgen Samuel

Rondereo Sidney
Karam Soliman, PhD
William Southerland, PhD
Said Talbi, MS, PhD
Paul Tchounwou, PhD
Debra Teague
José A. Torres-Ruiz, PhD
Geannene Trevillion
Jay Vadgama
Richard Yanagihara, MD
Clayton Yates, PhD