Two African Americans Among the 70 New Members of the Institute of Medicine

iom-logoThe Institute of Medicine, a division of the National Academies, has announced the selection of 70 new members. Election to the Institute of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. With the 70 new members, there are now 1,798 active fellows of the Institute of Medicine along with 128 foreign associates.

After an analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the Institute of Medicine by JBHE, it appears that only two are African Americans.

ambassador-goosbyEric P. Goosby is a professor of medicine and director of the Institute of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy at the University of California, San Francisco. From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Goosby was the the United States Global AIDS Coordinator. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco.

Paula-JohnsonPaula A. Johnson is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also serves as executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology. Dr, Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree, a master of public health degree, and a medical degree, all from Harvard University.

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