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Dr. Janice Hutchinson

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Professor
Pediatrician
Psychiatrist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Fish, Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Acknowledge God In All Thy Ways And He Will Lead Thy Paths. Lean Not On Your Own Understanding.

Birthplace

Born:
9/22/1947
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Professor
Pediatrician
Psychiatrist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Fish, Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
Acknowledge God In All Thy Ways And He Will Lead Thy Paths. Lean Not On Your Own Understanding.

Birthplace

Born:
9/22/1947
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Pediatrician and child psychiatrist Dr. Janice Gertrude Hutchinson was born on September 22, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois to Dorothy and James Hutchinson. She and her twin brother Jamal J. Hutchinson began their education at the Catholic school, Holy Name of Mary. They then attended Morgan Park High School, graduating in 1965. Hutchinson enrolled at Stanford University, where she took pre-medical courses but majored in sociology. After receiving her B.A. degree in 1969, she attended the University of Cincinnati Medical School, earning her M.D. degree in 1973. During her final year of medical school, she worked at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Montefiore and Rush University Medical Centers before returning to school to earn her M.P.H. degree from the University of Illinois.

In the early 1980s, Hutchinson joined the Rush University Medical School as adjunct faculty. Disinterested in private practice, she joined the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps before taking a leave of absence to work in a refugee camp outside of Bangkok, Thailand. When she returned to the United States, she completed a child and adolescent fellowship at the Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR) at the University of Illinois. At the same time, she served as a public health doctor at the American Medical Association (AMA) where she worked on issues of teen pregnancy and child abuse. When the HIV antibody was identified in 1982, she was concerned about the devastating effect of the disease on children and helped to organize the AMA's first major HIV conference in the mid-1980s.

After Hutchinson completed her residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati and at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. , she was selected as the medical director and administrator for Children's Mental Health Services in Washington D.C.'s Department of Mental Health. Hutchinson currently works at Howard University where she is an associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and the residency training director in psychiatry for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Board certified in pediatrics, adult and child psychiatry, Hutchinson has taught and written about child abuse, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, children’s impulsivity and aggression, incarcerated juveniles and mental illness, the use of antidepressants with children and youth suicide. In 2005, she received the American Psychiatric Association’s Irma Bland Excellence in Teaching Award. Hutchinson co-authored Losing Control: Loving a Black Child with Bipolar Disorder with Cassandra Joubert and Linda Thompson Adams in 2007. Hutchinson is a member at large of the Washington Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Janice Hutchinson was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 26, 2008.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about the land owned by her maternal grandparents in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her mother's adolescence in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about her father's experience as a Pullman porter in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her mother's personality and how she takes after her
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her childhood in Chicago, Illinois and her father's personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson recalls the sights, sounds, and smells of growing up in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about her experience at the Holy Name of Mary School and Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her childhood love for reading
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes life in her childhood home in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about what inspired her to become a pediatrician
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson recounts her decision to attend Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about her decision to major in sociology at Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson recalls her mentors and black organizations at Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about her decision to attend medical school at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson reflects upon her mother's illness and death in 1970
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes the racism and sexism she experienced while attending the University of Cincinnati Medical School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson recalls her medical work in Liberia between 1972 and 1973
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her medical residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about how pediatrics has changed since the 1970s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her career in public health in the 1980s and working at a refugee camp in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes her public health work with the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about her 1980s research into the effects of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable populations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about her work as medical director and Administrator for Children's Mental Health Services in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about problems with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in youth
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson reflects upon how society and medicine treat mental disorders
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes coauthoring the book 'Losing Control: Loving a Black Child with Bipolar Disorder'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson describes teaching at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and writing about minority health issues
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson reflects upon the shifting demographics of drug use and criminality among African Americans and women
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson reflects upon her life choices and her spirituality
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Janice Hutchinson talks about how she would like to be remembered