February 4, 2003
University Receives $147,900 Grant to Launch New Office
of Minority Male Health
launched its Office of Minority Male Health on February
6 at the Universitys Student Union Building. Lincoln
received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health of
Human Services/Office of Minority Health to advocate awareness,
preventive behavior and education relative to minority
male health. Pictured above from left are: Herschel Bailey
66, director, Minority Male Health and Upward Bound
Programs; Stefan Jordon 85; Lisa Reeves, assistant
director, Minority Male Health; President Ivory V. Nelson,
Ph.D.; Dr. Ayo Sanyika 76, director, ACT 101/TIME
Learning Resource Center; David Strickland, M.D.; and
Vincent Pearson 72, M.D., senior medical director,
Independence Blue Cross.
University, PA---Lincoln University recently received
a $147,900 sub-contract grant from the Minority Male Health
Consortium, Inc. to launch its new Office of Minority
Male Health (OMMH). To kickoff the project, the OMMH will
host a special welcoming reception at the Universitys
Student Union Building on February 6 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30
is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(HBCUs) which compose the consortium. Participating HBCUs
include Morehouse College, Morgan State University, Bowie
State University and Wilberforce University. The Minority
Male Health Consortium project received a $1 million grant
from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office
of Minority Health to address health awareness, prevention
and education in chronic diseases relative to minority
OMMH will function as part of the Universitys Office
of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Herschel
Bailey, director of Lincolns Upward Bound Program,
will also be director of Lincolns OMMH project.
Bailey and his assistant director, Lisa Reeves, will assist
the University in partnering with student groups, Philadelphia
and its surrounding area high schools, community and faith-based
organizations, as well as churches and community service
agencies, to create programs that increase awareness and
preventive behavior in relation to the disparities in
minority male health.
Founded in 1854 as Americas first Historically Black
University, Lincoln University combines the best elements
of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core
curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the
needs of students living in a highly technological and
University is nationally recognized as a major producer
of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the
physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer
and information sciences; and biological and life sciences.
In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in Pennsylvania in
the same categories.
April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate
its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array
of campus and external events, activities and announcements.
For more information about Lincoln University, please
visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.