Honoring Black History Month - Dr. Jane Cooke Wright

Her Life and Work are Inspirational

Dr. Wright graduated with honors from New York Medical College in 1945. . . and that was just the beginning of a life of service.

Appointed head of the Cancer Research Foundation at age 33.

Appointed by President Johnson to the President's Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke in 1964.

The first African American woman to be named Associate Dean of a nationally recognized institution in 1967.

The first woman president of the New York Cancer Society, and a founder of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Wright was also a wife and mother to 2 daughters. 


Information and image from the NYMC website, and information from Changing the Face of Medicine by the National Library of Medicine & NIH.



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