Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Teresa Y. Smith was appointed associate dean for graduate medical education and affiliations for the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine in Brooklyn. Dr. Smith is currently an associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at the College of Medicine.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta and received her medical degree at New York University. She also holds a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Toni Sims-Muhammad was promoted to associate vice president for academic affairs at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. Since joining Allen University in 2017, Sims-Muhammad has served as chair of the social science department.

Dr. Sims-Muhammad is a graduate of the University of Louisiana, Monroe, where she majored in sociology. She received a master’s degree in social science and sociology from Grambling State University in Louisiana and a doctorate degree in African American studies from Clark Atlanta University.

Stephanie White, an associate professor of pediatrics at the College of Medicine of the University of Kentucky, was given the added duties as associate dean for diversity and inclusion. Earlier, she was the associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.

Dr. White is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in microbiology. She holds a master’s degree in health professions education from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a medical doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh.


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