the commitment to empower our members as well as our community, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Rita Hargrave will be speaking to our membership on Thursday April 20, 2017 at Lake Chalet Restaurant.

Her topic is: Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosing, Disclosure, & Treatment

Dr. Hargrave is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist at the Veteran’s Administration Martinez Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and consulting psychiatrist at the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, Davis. She is the chair of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology committee on geriatric psychiatry certification.  She has been a prolific contributor to journals, magazines and books exploring neuropsychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry and ethnic minority caregivers.  She founded, a website focused on ethnicity and dementia.

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Sinkler Miller Medical Association was honored to receive the Small Society of the Year Award for 2016.  Dr. Joy Foster, President, accepted the award at the Opening and Awards Ceremony on July 30, 2016 at the 114th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly held in Los Angeles, California.

In a letter written by 116th NMA President, Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, she wrote “ We believe that when the history of this dynamic period of struggle is written, Sinkler Miller Medical Association will be deeply etched in  its fabric as having inspired and challenged physicians and medical professionals nationwide to address critical issues of healthcare and medicine.”  She added, “ Sinkler Miller Medical Association has been paramount in NMA’s shared commitment to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy so as to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities and sustain physician viability.

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