“Where Inclusion & Diversity Meet The Health Professions”
The National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME), Inc. recently elected Charles N. Collier, Jr. as President for 2017-2019 at their September national conference, Long Beach California. Collier is Assistant Dean at the Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, where he directs the Health Career Pathways pipeline initiative for students elementary through post-graduate levels. He is a part of the Admissions team at the school of medicine as well, reviewing and recommending applicants for medical school. He hails most recently from Atlanta, GA, where he served as Director of Health Professions Advising at Emory University for (12) years before becoming a founding assistant dean at the Netter School of Medicine, in Hamden, CT.
Assistant Dean Collier currently holds Board level positions with the Social Organization Uplifting Literacy (SOUL) in Atlanta, a group dedicated to improving literacy of young men in the African-American/Latino communities as well as the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Southern CT(SCDAA-CT)., Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and health services to the sickle cell community.
NAMME, Inc. was founded in 1975 by a group of physicians concerned by the shortage of minority health care providers. Its mission is dedicated to developing and sustaining productive relationships as well as action-oriented programs among stakeholders working to ensure racial and ethnic diversity in all health professions. The organization’s primary focus is to the development of students interested in a broad range of health profession careers, professional development of its members and partnering with other national and local organizations.