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Joye M. Carter, M.D, Class of 1983, published her third book 'Let Me Give You A Piece of My Mind, Don't Rent Space in Your Head, Evict Negativity' this month. The book, by Outskirts Press, encourages readers to quickly evict negative thoughts and move forward in a positive direction day after day.

A triple board certified forensic pathologist, Dr. Carter is the first African-American in history to be appointed a Chief Medical Officer and the first female Chief Medical Examiner in the District of Columbia, as well as Houston, Texas. She is currently the ChiefForensic Pathologist at the Marion County (Indiana) Coroner's office, where she manages post mortem examinations, performing and supervising the performance of autopsies, providing expert testimony and overseeing a forensic pathology fellowship program. 

After dealing with life and death on a daily basis for thirty years, Dr. Carter has garnered more than her fair share of wisdom about coping with ups and downs, and she shares those truths in her book with humor, compassion and her own unique take on remaining positive.

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