Morehouse School of Medicine Wins Atlanta Public Schools
2016-17 School-Based Partner of the Year

On October 26th, 2016, at the Atlanta Public Schools "APyeS! Awards," Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) was named the 2016-17 “School-Based Partner of the Year” for its partnership with Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy. The award recognizes the organization voted as the most committed school-based partner within the 11 high school "clusters" in the Atlanta Public School District. Two months ago, MSM was named the "Partner of the Year" for the Booker T. Washington High School cluster, which made it a finalist for the top honor.

Special thanks goes to Lincoln Woods III, Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy's principal, for nominating MSM and allowing it to be a part of the lives of his students. MSM faculty, staff and learners have worked tirelessly to uphold the mission of the institution, and Dr. Rita Finley and her team in the Office of Educational Outreach and Health Careers have done an outstanding job managing this extraordinary pipeline partnership.

MSM wins 2016-17 APS Partner of the Year Award

Pictured from left to right: Kenita Williams, APS Partnership Manager; Katie McDowell, APS Executive Director of Partnerships and Development; David Hefner, Ed.D., MSM Office of the President and Dean Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Planning; Dr. Sandra Harris-Hooker, MSM Vice President and Executive Vice Dean; Dr. Rita Finley, MSM Office of Educational Outreach and Health Careers Assistant Dean; Dr. Kisha Holden, Satcher Health Leadership Institute Director; Lincoln Woods III, Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy Principal 


About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Founded in 1975, MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 as the top institution in the first study of U.S. medical schools for our social mission based on our production of primary care physicians, training of underrepresented minority doctors and placement of doctors practicing in underserved communities. Our faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctorate and master degrees. For more information, please visit