African Americans Named to Head Three Morehouse Medical School Departments


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The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta.

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta recently appointed three African American faculty members to department chairs related to their field of study, effective July 1.

Dr. Janice Herbert-Carter, an associate professor at the school, was appointed chairperson of the department of medical education at MSM. In her new role, she is charged with working to advance the department’s academic courses as well as expanding interdisciplinary education in the M.D. program by collaborating with other MSM educational initiatives.

According to a MSM press release, Herbert-Carter will continue her roles as the associate professor of medical education and also an associate professor of family medicine.  She is a graduate of Princeton University in biochemistry and Afro-American Studies. Herbert-Carter earned her medical degree from Howard University College of medicine, where she also completed her internship and residency in internal medicine.

Dr. Winston E. Thompson was named chairperson of MSM’s department of physiology. In his role, according to the press release, he will be the spokesperson for the department faculty, staff, and students.  Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Rutgers University.

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The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta

Dr. Yasmin Tyler-Hill will serve as chairperson of the department of pediatrics. Tyler-Hill is responsible for advocating MSM’s mission to increase the number of primary pediatricians in Georgia through expansion of the community residency program. She is also charged with collaborating and seeking partners to build the department of developmental and behavioral pediatrics and enhance programs in community and general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and the care and transition of care of children with hemoglobinopathies.

Tyler-Hill graduated from Princeton University with a degree in biology. She went on to receive her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her internship and residency at Boston City Hospital, now Boston University Medical Center.

She joined MSM faculty as the assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in 2001 and later stepped into the associate professor position in 2009.

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