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    Morehouse School of Medicine Physician Makes Ebony’s “Power 150” List

    Dr. Yolanda Wimberly Serves as Medical Director for Center of Excellence for Sexual Health

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    Contact: Cherie A. Richardson / 404-752-1917 / crichardson@msm.edu

    Yolanda Wimberly

    Atlanta - Yolanda Wimberly, M.D., a nationally recognized expert in adolescent health focused on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), reproductive health, and human sexuality at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), was selected for Ebony magazine's first-ever "Power 150" list.

    The December/January issue is available nationwide on newsstands today and Wimberly is featured on page 82, which is dedicated to the health professions.

    The new Power 150 list, in the first-ever Celebration issue, was specifically created to usher in the New Year by saluting trailblazers who've made significant contributions to the Black community within fields ranging from business to science and technology to education and a host of other key disciplines.

    "While training and mentoring of students and residents to the patients she treats and counsels at a number of clinics in the Atlanta community, Dr. Wimberly shows respect for everyone who comes in contact with her," said MSM President Dr. John E. Maupin Jr. "Her exceptional work as a clinician and researcher has demonstrated a real commitment to improving the health of our communities and reducing health disparities."

    Wimberly also serves as the program director of MSM's Pediatric Residency Program, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics and associate director of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for the school. She also is the medical director of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute of MSM.

    Wimberly completed her medical training at Meharry Medical College, her residency at Northwestern Children's Memorial Hospital and an adolescent medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She also is the past president of Georgia Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

    In addition, she was awarded the inaugural award of Young Physician of the Year by the Georgia Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics in 2007 and the prestigious Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award for 2008.


    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981 Morehouse School of Medicine became an independently chartered institution and the first minority medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care. For more information about Morehouse School of Medicine, visit us online at www.msm.edu.

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