August 16, 2019

Dr. Marilyn Fraser joined the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health after medical school, drawn to the institute’s mission of eliminating health disparities through community-based initiatives that address social determinants of health. Its model of community empowerment and engagement promotes health equity and expanding access to care to the...

August 16, 2019

NY1's In Focus Round Table brought together The Arthur Ashe Institute, the Food Bank for NYC, Urban Pathways, and the Young Airmans Association to talk about what their charities do and why they matter.

June 27, 2019

Dr. Marilyn Fraser received the HERITAGE HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP AWARD, recognizing a leader who has made a significant impact in their healthcare field, forever changing the way care systems work through new models, processes and pathways.

Sponsored by Heritage Provider Network (HPN), a leading physician-led managed care organization, the awa...

January 11, 2019

The Health Science Academy Championing Diversity in the Health Professions

Serving over 160 students a year, from over a dozen Brooklyn partners schools the Health Science Academy (HSA) at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health is a pipel

ine program which exposes minority high school and middle school students to the health sciences in orde...

December 6, 2018

SUNY Downstate Medical Center's 26th Anniversary Arthur Ashe Institute For Urban Health Memorial Lecture on

In remembrance of Arthur Ashe on the 26th anniversary of his founding of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the Institute in conjunction with the SUNY Downstate John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities...

October 22, 2018

Pregnant mothers in Brownsville are often faced with having more complicated pregnancies than other women, have more trouble during child birth, and are more likely to deliver their babies preterm (too early), or at a low birth weight – all of which can lead to more health problems or complications during growth and development. This is why effo...

July 4, 2018

On June 2, 2018, the Triumphant Tabernacle of Seventh-Day Adventists recognized the community outreach work of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health with awards to the Institute's CEO, Dr. Marilyn Fraser, and Community Outreach Coordinator, Mr. Shawn Mitchell, respectively.  These awards were presented in recognition of the Institute's comm...

October 17, 2017

Dr. Keisha Barry received her doctorate from the Sophie Davis School cum laude in 2017. Dr. Barry is an AAIUH Health Science Academy graduate, Class of 2009.

October 17, 2017

Since 2008, Marco Diaz-Cordova has had many experiences with the Institute’s Health Science Academy, first as an HSA scholar, and later as an alum when he interned as an Activity Specialist with the HSA’s Ninth Grade Bridge program. Marco described that experience as “fantastic!” For eight weeks Diaz-Cordova helped HSA staff prepare lessons plan...

October 12, 2017

“If I had to describe my partnership with the Arthur Ashe Institute in three words, I would say knowledgeable, joyful, and hopeful,” says Nelson Urraca, the owner of Nelson’s Barbershop. Urraca excitedly added, “Everybody was influential, the doctors, the pastors, the employees. I love them all. They created such a great relationship with me. Th...

October 12, 2017

“Working with AAIUH has been really rewarding in my personal life. I have learned to live a healthier, conscious life because of the information that the institute has gathered, and the way they spread the information to the community” says Desmond Romeo, Manager and Owner of Dr. Cuts Barbershop. Dr. Cuts has partnered with the Arthur Ashe Insti...

October 12, 2017

​​Nicole McLean, Heath Science Academy Alum, Class of 2009, graduated from James Madison High School, to enter an honors biology program at Howard University. She returned to Howard in September 2016, this time for medical school. “When I really love a place,” McLean says, “I want to get as much out of it as I can.” The Brooklyn native, now a 2n...

October 6, 2017

“Working with the Institute has been very educational. I gained information that I can share with clients; information I would not have been able to share with them before”, says owner of Royal Ambiance Salon, Elaine Richards. Royal Ambiance is a beauty salon that does not just catch you by the name, but by the beautiful, very spacious interior....

September 13, 2017

“After completing trade school and not finding a job, one day, my brother asked for a haircut. I borrowed my friend’s tools and gave him a good haircut. That was in 1990 and the rest is history,” says Steven Johnson (pictured right), owner and manager of Church Avenue’s F&S Barbershop. F&S has been partnered with the Arthur Ashe Institute for ro...

September 13, 2017

Hermione Fraser, is the owner of Hermie’s salon, and she has been in the business for over 40 years. Additionally, her work as a community leader is a critical part of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health’s Health & Beauty Council. Ms. Fraser points out that her salon not only offers perms, braids and hair coloring, but also the best produ...

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