Recently the W. Montague Cobb Research Lab has rotated Dr. Rachel Watkins off of the advisory board and on boarded new members: Dr. William Southerland ,Dr. Luciano Olan-Rodriguez, Dr. Clive Callender and Dr. Grant-Mills.
Dr. William M. Southerland is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Howard University College of Medicine and the Principal Investigator of the Howard University Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI). He is also the director of the Howard University Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CCBB) and co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics component of the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Studies (GHUCCTS). He received his undergraduate training in Chemistry at North Carolina State University at Raleigh and the Ph. D. degree in Biochemistry from Duke University.
Dr. Clive Callender is a surgeon, medical professor, and Chair at Howard University. Dr. Callender received his B.S. degree in chemistry and physiology from New York City’s Hunter College and received his M.D. at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received his M.D. Dr. Callender has completed a series of residencies at Harlem Hospital, Howard University Hospital, Freedmen’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Disease, and was invited to Nigeria’s Port Harcourt General Hospital at the end of the country’s Biafran Civil War. He has received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study organ transplant medicine, founded the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), was appointed of the Department of Surgery and has become the first Lasalle D. Lefall, Jr. Professor of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine.
Dr. Donna Grant-Mills is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at the Howard University College of Dentistry and Professor. She serves as Project Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at Howard University, and serves as Faculty Liaison to the District of Columbia Dental Society for coordination of the Annual Give Kids a Smile. She has joined the staff at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in Washington, DC as a Fellow in the “Enid Neidle Scholar-In-Residence Program” for the advancement of women in dental education. Dr. Grant-Mills is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and received her Certificate in Dental Assisting from Cincinnati Princeton High School; the Graduate Certificate in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from The Ohio State University; the Master Degree of Education from the University of Cincinnati; and the Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Howard University.