Bibliographic Record | Paul B. Cornely (1906–2002): Civil Rights Leader and Public Health Pioneer

Paul B. Cornely (1906–2002): Civil Rights Leader and Public Health Pioneer

TitlePaul B. Cornely (1906–2002): Civil Rights Leader and Public Health Pioneer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year2011
AuthorsBrown, TM, Fee, E
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume101
Start Page164
Issue1
Date Published12/2011
AbstractPaul B. Cornely accomplished many firsts in his life. He was the first African American medical student elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, the first African American public health student to earn a doctorate in public health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the first African American elected president of the pro-National Health Insurance Physician's Forum, the first African American to chair the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the first African American to be elected president of the APHA.1 Most impressively, Cornely achieved these firsts without a trace of reticence about his strongly held and powerfully expressed beliefs.
URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3222469/
DOI10.2105/AJPH.2010.300052