Roland B. Scott Lectureship
The Department of Pediatrics hosts an annual lectureship every year in honor and recognition of Roland B. Scott, MD. This world-renowned pediatrician, medical educator and researcher was the first African American board certified Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist. He served for many years as the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Howard University School of Medicine, where he was instrumental in training and mentoring numerous minority pediatricians. Dr. Scott founded and directed the Sickle Cell Disease Center of Excellence which ultimately propelled him to the forefront of clinical and research efforts in this area. His activism resulted in the Multi-Center Sickle Cell Network, under the aegis of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Scott died in November, 2003.