Morehouse School of Medicine Associate Dean for Community Engagement Launches FY 2016 Strategies


Dr. Tabia AkintobiAs the newly appointed Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH, will collaboratively lead the centralization of new and existing community engaged initiatives (CEIs). These efforts will improve institutional linkages and community engaged capacity building as aligned with the institution's mission and strategic plan. Fiscal Year 2016 priorities include development of an inventory and web portal that details the depth and breadth of CEIs (research, clinical, service, education, training and other collaboratives) institution-wide. The inventory will support increased efficiency in the identification of institutional collaborators towards reduced duplication and strengthened community presence. Through a regularly updated web portal and Geographic Information System mapping, external partners, including community residents, will have a centralized mechanism by which to identify the leaders, roles, relationships and reach representing what community engagement means at Morehouse School of Medicine.


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