Howard University Scholar Honored by the Congressional Black Caucus

GouldaDownerGoulda Downer, an assistant professor of medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C., received the 2013 Health Brain Trust Leadership in Advocacy Award from the Congressional Black Caucus. Dr. Downer was honored for her work to train a clinical workforce to combat HIV/AIDS.

A native of Jamaica, Dr. Downer is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where she majored in human nutrition. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at Howard University and then conducted postdoctoral research in pediatric nutrition at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Alcorn State University Recruited for Federal Student Pathway Program for Careers in Public Service

The Pathway Public Service Program was established in 2019 to develop the next generation of diverse, qualified, and motivated public health servants. Over the past five years, the program has hired over 100 student interns.

Five Black Scholars Selected for New Faculty Positions

The five Black scholars who aer taking on new roles are Khadene Harris at Rice University in Houston, Nakia Melecio at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Bettina Drake at Washington University in St. Louis, Arlette Ngoubene Atioky at Goucher College in Maryland, and Kandi Hill-Clarke at the University of Memphis.

Getty Images to Preserve Digital Photo Archives at Delaware State University

Currently, Delaware State University's photo archives contain thousands of photographs taken over the course of the university's 133 year history. Thanks to a new partnership with Getty Images, those images will be digitized and made available on

Porché Spence Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Diversity in Ecology

Dr. Spence currently serves as an assistant professor of environmental studies at North Carolina A&T State University. Throughout her career, she has developed several educational programs geared towards introducing students of color to environmental science fields.

Featured Jobs