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6/19/2019 Press Release
Award Honors Dr. W.M. Cobb, Recognizes Promising Anatomy Researchers

American Association of Anatomists Names Morphological Sciences Award in Honor of Pioneering Scientist

The Board of Directors of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) honors Dr. William Montague Cobb, naming an early-career investigator award after the pioneering scientist. The newly-named W.M. Cobb Award in Morphological Sciences will honor his legacy with its first recipient in 2020.

An AAA member for three decades, Dr. Cobb received the Association’s highest honor for unique and meritorious contributions to and achievements in anatomical sciences—the Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award—in 1980. He was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology and authored 1,100 publications, using scientific methods to debunk racist ideas about human anatomy.

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