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    Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine Named to 2011 EBONY Power 100 List

    Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine Named to
    2011 EBONY Power 100 List

    Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, dean and executive vice president of the Morehouse School of Medicine, recently joined several A-lists celebrities, including President Barack Obama, U.S Attorney General Eric Holder, Oprah Winfrey, Soledad O’Brien, Jay-Z, Kanye West and more, as one of EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 for 2011.

    A renowned reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Montgomery Rice is cited for her primary leadership goal to seek solutions for issues that plague the health of vulnerable communities in the December/January issue of the magazine.

    “Dr. Montgomery Rice is a strategic leader who will make great strides on behalf of Morehouse School of Medicine. We are delighted and honored EBONY Magazine chose Dr. Montgomery Rice as part of their Power 100,” said Dr. John E. Maupin, president of the Morehouse School of Medicine.

    Dr. Montgomery Rice leads the school’s education, research, patient care and community health programs. She shares the Morehouse School of Medicine vision and passion to produce a diverse health professional workforce dedicated to ensuring that all citizens have equal access to health care and high quality care.

    Dr. Montgomery Rice was born and raised in Macon, GA. and studied chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta for her undergraduate degree. She went on to earn her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her internship and residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Emory University. She then completed her Fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Hutzel Hospital in Detroit. She is board certified by both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and for Subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology.

    Dr. Montgomery Rice returned to Georgia in June with the mission to help improve the health of individuals and communities in Georgia and the region through her position at Morehouse School of Medicine.

    “I am honored beyond measure to be named to EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 for 2011, I have for many years read this publication and am truly humbled by my inclusion in this year’s issue,” said Dr. Montgomery Rice, dean and executive vice president of the Morehouse School of Medicine.

    About Morehouse School of Medicine

    Morehouse School of Medicine is one the nation’s most widely recognized community-based medical schools, established to recruit and train minority and other students from disadvantaged backgrounds as physicians, biomedical scientists and public health practitioners. The institution’s mission places special emphasis on primary care training; development of model community-based health services and the conduct of research and translation of discovery to benefit vulnerable populations and ultimately eliminate health inequities.

    The School offers doctoral programs in medicine and biomedical research; and master of science degree programs in public health and clinical investigation. It also sponsors graduate training (residency) programs in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, public health and preventive medicine, and general surgery.

    Morehouse School of Medicine annually ranks as one of the top U.S. medical schools in the percentage of graduates practicing primary care specialties. The School ranks # 1 in the first-ever study of all U.S. medical schools in the area of social mission. Such recognition underscores the vital role that MSM plays in the nation’s health care system.

    Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, the world’s oldest and largest association of historically black colleges and universities.

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