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            that they may lift our world to a perfect humanity

1Although the focus of UAEF has been completely educational, the health of the Black community, particularly that of young children and the aged, has also become one of our major concerns in recent years. Our objective here, therefore, is to educate the African -American community with useful facts about Black health issues.  Thus, starting in February 2009, the ABOUT YOUR HEALTH section of our website will feature informative and insightful articles on the state of health of the African-American community nationwide and will offer up preventive medicine facts and suggestions on how Black people can reduce and prevent avoidable health problems. The Editor-in-Chief and primary contributor to this section will be Dr. Princess E. Dennar, M.D. whose biographical synopsis is featured below.

For a young health professional, Dr. Dennar has acquired truly enviable expertise in Black health issues, and her continuous upward climb in the medical field has been nothing short of meteoric. Dr. Dennar, earned a B.S in Biology from Haverford College in 1998, and an M.D from MCP-Hahnemann (Drexel University) Medical School in 2002.  After completing her internship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2003, she stayed on to complete a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency Program in 2006.  Dr. Dennar is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. In 2006, she was the proud recipient of the NBIMC Emergency Medicine Head Trauma Research Award.  In 2007, Dr. Dennar worked as a physician at the Philadelphia Health Department where she helped to implement health care safety-net services for underserved communities. Dr. Dennar also served as Director of Community Health Care Services with the United African Educational Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In January 2008, Dr. Dennar joined the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and also joined the Southeast Louisiana Veteran Health Care System as an Academic Hospitalist. In the same month, Dr. Dennar became the Medical Director of Tulane University Internal Medicine Residency Continuity Clinic at MCLNO. A few months later, she was made the Medical Director of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic, where she worked temporarily with the founders in implementing evidence based medical practices. In September 2008, Dr. Dennar was appointed as Co-Program Director for the Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency Program.  Dr. Dennar’s clinical interests include medical education, obesity prevention strategies in adolescent females, and pain management in sickle cell patients.  Dr. Dennar remains committed to bridging the gap between academic and community medicine, particularly in underserved populations.

If you are interested in getting real and informative facts about the state of health of the African-American community along with other useful related tips, we encourage you to visit the ABOUT YOUR HEALTH section of UAEF website again shortly.