Black History Month 2020: Honoring Leaders in Health and Medicine

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Joycelyn Elders

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Charles DeWitt Watts

Dr. Charles DeWitt Watts was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His interest in biology started while working with the butcher in his parents’ store. He earned a degree in mathematics from Morehouse College, and it was here that his biology professor, Samuel Nabrit, convinced him to pursue a career in medicine.

Mae Jemison

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Emmett Chappelle

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Patrice Harris

In June 2019, Atlanta psychiatrist Dr. Patrice Harris became the first black woman elected president of the prestigious American Medical Association, the nation’s largest association of physicians and medical students. Harris brings a diverse background as a practicing psychiatrist, public health administrator, medical society lobbyist, patient advocate and mentor.

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