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This Week in History

February 22, 2019

Black History Month Exhibition Celebrates NIH Scientists

Large group of people smiling behind ribbon

Cutting the ribbon are (front, from l) Debra Chew (EDI), Victoria Gross (EDI), Dr. Emmeline Edwards (NCCIH), Dr. Marie Bernard (NIA), Dr. Fasil Tekola-Ayele (NICHD), Dr. Roland Owens (OD), Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan (NLM) and Erika Barr (OD). In the back are (from l) Dr. Alfred Johnson (OD), Dr. Griffin Rodgers (NIDDK), Dr. Gary Gibbons (NHLBI), Dr. Anna Ramsey-Ewing (NCATS), Dr. Shawn Gaillard (NIAID), Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens (NCI), Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh (NHLBI), Dr. Carl V. Hill (NIA) and Dr. Zayd M. Khaliq (NINDS).

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

On Feb. 4, hundreds of people gathered at the National Library of Medicine to kick off “Celebrating the Contributions of African- American Scientists Past and Present.” The exhibition is sponsored by EDI, NLM and the Network of African-American Fellows. 

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