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Stephen Thomas, Ph.D.

Stephen Thomas, Ph. D.

University of Pittsburgh's Center for Minority Health to Receive Social Justice Award from YWCA​

PITTSBURGH, October 29, 2004 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's Center for Minority Health (CMH) will receive a Racial Justice Award from the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh at the YWCA Annual Members Meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4 at the William Pitt Union Ballroom at the University of Pittsburgh.

Now in its 13th year, the Racial Justice Awards are presented annually to recognize individuals, corporations and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to eliminate racism. The YWCA also will recognize four individuals and another organization at the program.

The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh is a women's membership movement committed to the economic empowerment of women and girls and the elimination of racism, and is a partnering agency of the United Way of Allegheny County.

For more information on the Racial Justice Awards, call 412-364-3844 or e-mail

CMH was established in 1994 with a generous grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. CMH, which is directed by Stephen Thomas, Ph.D., Philip Hallen Professor of Community Health & Social Justice at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, is committed to taking a lead role in the nation's prevention agenda to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities as described in Healthy People 2010, a Department of Health and Human Services Initiative.

For more information on CMH, go to or call 412-624-5665.

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