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Release Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 2:35 PM
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Howard University to Host Second Annual Dr. W. Montague Cobb Lecture in Health Policy


WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) – The Howard University College of Medicine will host the second annual Dr. W. Montague Cobb Lecture in Health Policy on Wednesday, April 2. The lecture will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Howard University Hospital.

Adewale Troutman, M.D., MPH, professor and associate dean for Health Equity and Community Engagement at the University of South Florida and former president of the American Public Health Association, will serve as guest speaker. A reception will follow.

The lecture honors the memory of Dr. W. Montague Cobb, a 1929 graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and one of the university’s most revered graduates and faculty members. Dr. Cobb earned his Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Western Reserve University, began his teaching career at Howard University College of Medicine in 1932 and retired from Howard in 1973.

Throughout his career, Dr. Cobb championed the elimination of racial barriers to health care, especially for African Americans, and sought to end segregation in hospitals and other medical care facilities.  On behalf of the National Medical Association, he provided expert testimony to Congress regarding health care legislation and his testimony on Medicare was instrumental in its passage.  Dr. Cobb served as editor of the Journal of the National Medical Association from 1949 to 1977, as well as president of the National Medical Association, the NAACP and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

WHAT:          Dr. W. Montague Cobb Lecture in Health Policy and Reception
WHEN:          Wednesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:        Howard University Hospital, Towers Building
                     Dr. W. Lester Henry Auditorium


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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