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Release Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:52 PM
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Dr. Frederick to Deliver Cockerham Lecture at Children's National Medical Center

President Wayne A.I. Frederick

WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014) -- Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick will deliver the annual John T. Cockerham Lecture during Grand Rounds at Children's National Medical Center at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2. The lecture is titled “Unconscious Biases in Academic Medicine” and is part of Physician's Week celebration.

The lectureship honors the late Dr. Cockerham, a visionary cardiologist who had a deep interest in medical informatics and was passionate about harnessing the power of technology in the patient care setting. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University and a medical degree at the University of Virginia. He served as a member of the faculty at George Washington University, Georgetown University and the University of Maryland.

About Children's National Health System

Children's National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation¹s children since 1870. Children¹s National’s Hospital is Magnet® designated, and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Home to the Children¹s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children¹s National is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency departments, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children¹s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.


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