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Release Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:14 AM
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College of Medicine Awards More Than $40,000 in Scholarships


WASHINGTON (November 26, 2013) This month,the Howard University College of Medicine awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to 55 students during its annual Awards and Honors Day for accomplishments in academic excellence, community service and research within the medical field. All the awards and scholarships were funded by the generosity of friends of the College of Medicine, foundations, established memorial funds and alumni.

"The high caliber of achievement among our students is the hallmark of the College of Medicine legacy," said College of Medicine Dean Mark Johnson, MD. " We are very proud of the accomplishments by our scholars and grateful to our alumni and donors for their generosity and support."

During the ceremony, faculty members were also recognized for their accomplishments in research, teaching and mentorship within the Howard community and medical field. Staff members were recognized and honored for their dedicated service in the College of Medicine as well.

The Howard University community celebrates these remarkable accomplishments, which further establish the College of Medicine as a valued pipeline of diversity in medicine, a champion in the fight against health disparities among minorities, and a leader in medical research around the nation and the world.

About Howard University College of Medicine
Since its founding in 1868, the Howard University College of Medicine has been at the forefront of medical education and has graduated more African-American physicians than any other medical school in the United States. Throughout its existence, it has remained true to its missions of training highly competent and compassionate health care professionals, creating new knowledge through vigorous research and addressing health disparities impacting people of color in the U.S. and abroad. For more information about the College of Medicine, visit



Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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