Bizzell Wins Two 2023 MUSE Creative Awards for Public Health Projects

Bizzell Wins Two 2023 MUSE Creative Awards for Public Health Projects

Bizzell was awarded two 2023 MUSE Creative Awards; a Gold award for a video and Silver award for a publication, both designed to support the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network Dissemination Initiative, which aims to reduce the gap that exists between the publication of research on treatment of substance use disorders and implementation in clinical practice.

This year, Bizzell received the top honor of a Gold MUSE Creative Award in the Video-Educational category for the Reducing the Risks of Fentanyl in the U.S. This video was created in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Center for Addiction Medicine and Policy in response to rising rates of drug overdose deaths involving opioids. The video also stresses that everyone can be a first responder by carrying naloxone.

Bizzell also won a Silver MUSE Creative Award in the Publication category for the What is Fentanyl Infographic. This infographic was produced in response to the more than 80,000 opioid overdose deaths that occurred in 2020 driven by the illegally produced fentanyl that contaminates illegally produced opioids and benzodiazepines, as well as cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids. Additional information is provided regarding the impact of fentanyl on minorities, the need for broad-reaching awareness and education about the risks of fentanyl exposure, the warning signs of a possible overdose, how to reverse an overdose, and the use of naloxone.

About The MUSE Creative Awards

The MUSE Creative Awards is part of the MUSE Awards Program, which was created by the IAA in 2015. IAA’s inception was based on a mission to honor, promote and encourage creativity by providing a new standard of excellence for evaluation media design production and distribution. IAA’s mission has largely shaped MCA’s goal.

Website: MUSE Creative Awards

New Haven Job Corps Center graduation ceremony with keynote speaker Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., Chairman and CEO, Bizzell

New Haven Job Corps Center Celebrates 34 Graduates

New Haven Job Corps Center Celebrates 34 Graduates

Keynote Speech Delivered by Dr. Anton C. Bizzell

August 30, 2023 (New Carrollton, Md) The New Haven Job Corps Center will celebrate its 2023 graduating class with a ceremony focused on the students’ hard work and determination, highlighting the successes and skills developed in the center’s various programs.

Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Chairman and CEO of Bizzell, which operates the New Haven center, will address the 34 students as the keynote speaker. The students accomplished their educational goals by obtaining their high school diploma – or receiving a skills certificate for an in-demand occupation in building construction, culinary arts, and certified nursing assistant programs.

“It is an honor to deliver the keynote speech,” said Dr. Bizzell. “This is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of these bright young people as they embark on the next step in their journey. I look forward to seeing what a lasting impact they will make on our world with their knowledge and perseverance.”

Deroll Barrett, New Haven Center Director, expressed his gratitude by saying, “We are delighted to share this amazing moment with Dr. Bizzell. His professional achievements and dedication to creating positive change throughout communities worldwide inspire and empower our youth.”

The New Haven Job Corps Center offers programs from 6–24 months depending on the career trajectory. The goal is to place every student into a sustainable job by the time they graduate from the program. New Haven is a full-service site where up to 132 students can live in the dormitories; 25 commute from nearby.

Other speakers include a student poem reading by Mr. Antonio Black, as well as a tribute song by graduate, Ms. Ellen E. Dossous. Commencement for the Class of 2023 will be held on Wednesday, August 30, at 2pm, at the New Haven Job Corps Center.

About Job Corps

Job Corps, the nation’s largest residential job training program, prepares young adults, ages 16-24, with education and hands-on career training for entry-level positions that lead to careers in today’s workforce. For more information, visit

About Bizzell

Bizzell is a HUBZone-certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate positive change. Bizzell partners with the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration on a broad range of support services, resources, and programs to operate four Job Corps Centers: Guthrie, Oklahoma; Long Beach, California; New Haven, Connecticut; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn more at

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Bizzell Global Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Bizzell Global Welcomes New Chief of Staff

July 24, 2023 (New Carrollton, Md) – Kwame Phillips joins Bizzell Global Ventures (Bizzell) as the Chief of Staff in the New Carrollton headquarters. Mr. Phillips will work closely with the executive leadership team to streamline processes, enhance communication channels, and reinforce Bizzell’s commitment to excellence in every aspect of its operations.

“I look forward to partnering with my new colleagues to further our shared goals of strategic innovation and drive for excellence,” remarked Mr. Phillips. “Bizzell has demonstrated a reputation for empowering communities worldwide through sustainable, equitable, data-driven solutions.”

Mr. Phillips brings nine years of experience in diversity education, strategic retention initiatives, leadership development programs, and leading business resource groups. Prior to joining Bizzell, Mr. Phillips was the Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, Office of Diversity & Inclusion. In this capacity, Mr. Phillips was responsible for leading the department, charting its key priorities, and guiding a team of more than 30 professionals, interns, and graduate assistants, and supporting thirty-seven intercultural affinity groups. Mr. Phillips received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics and his Master of Arts in Professional Communications and Leadership from Georgia Southern University (formerly Armstrong State University).

“With the addition of Mr. Phillips to our leadership team, we are confident that Bizzell Global is poised to reach new heights and remain at the forefront of our industry,” said Anton C. Bizzell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bizzell Global.

About Bizzell Global Ventures

Bizzell Global Ventures, LLC (Bizzell) is a strategy, consulting, and technology solutions provider headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland. Bizzell is a partner of choice by federal, state, and local government agencies, and private organizations. With a strong emphasis on innovation and impact, Bizzell transforms small ideas into powerful catalysts that drive change across markets worldwide. Learn more at

Media Contact: Carlos Gomez | 301.246.6250

Dr. Bizzell Delivers Keynote for Multicultural Graduation at JHU

Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Delivers Keynote for Johns Hopkins Class of 2023 Multicultural Graduation Celebration

May 24, 2023 (New Carrollton, Md) – Anton C. Bizzell, Chairman and CEO of Bizzell was selected to deliver the keynote speech at the Johns Hopkins University Class of 2023 Multicultural Graduation Celebration. The event hosted by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion | Multicultural Affairs was a pre-commencement celebration to recognize Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian-Pacific Islander Desi American students who have demonstrated unwavering determination in their academic journey at Johns Hopkins University. The celebration emphasized the importance of community and the numerous cultures and heritages of the 2023 graduating class.

“I was honored to be chosen as the keynote speaker for the multicultural graduation celebration at Johns Hopkins University,” said Dr. Anton Bizzell. “Education is so important, and recognizing the value diversity brings is equally important. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my insights, experiences, and guidance with these exceptional individuals. I hope my words brought inspiration and empowerment to them as they embark on their own remarkable journeys.”

Commencement for the full class of 2023 was held on Thursday, May 25, at Homewood Field, on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

About Bizzell

Bizzell is a strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate change. We develop innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health care services equity, global health, workforce innovation, and other urgent needs facing the world. Learn more about how we develop data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to complex, real-world challenges.