For Immediate Release
June 13, 2012
Contact Information

Zachary Rinkins
Office of Public Affairs
(305) 626-3624


(BLACK PR WIRE) – MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (June 11, 2012) – Florida Memorial University, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host an Affordable Care Act roundtable discussion with SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde on Wednesday, June 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The roundtable will take place on the FMU campus in the Smith Conference Center, Conference Room C.

“Too many families and children are dying from preventable diseases,” said Dr. Henry Lewis, III, FMU’s president. “We are inviting the entire community to our campus to join in this critical discussion about access to health care and making it affordable.”

Administrator Hyde will gather with community stakeholders to engage in a conversation regarding health-care reform initiatives and SAMHSA-related programs. This forum will give participants an opportunity to connect with a high-level federal administration about the Affordable Care Act and their concerns with access to health care.

Due to limited seating, please email your RSVP to Natalia Cales,, by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 11.

Event: Roundtable Discussion with SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde

Date: June 13

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Registration
9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Roundtable Discussion

Location: Florida Memorial University
Smith Conference Center - Conference Room C
15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

RSVP By 5 p.m. on June 11 to: Natalia Cales – HHS Region IV

For media inquiries, contact Zachary Rinkins, communications coordinator, at (305) 626-3624 or

About Florida Memorial University:
Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution offering 42 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the University has upheld a commitment to providing a solid foundation for thousands of young people and opening doors to educational opportunities that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized for being the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” and the home of student Barrington Irving, Jr., the first pilot of African descent and youngest pilot ever to fly solo around the world. Dr. Henry Lewis, III, PharmD, is the university’s twelfth president. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (305) 626-3624. You can support FMU by visiting