Joseph Wright ’79

Joseph Wright headshotJoseph Wright ’79, MD, MPH, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Howard University College of Medicine was recently elected to the prestigious American Pediatric Society (APS). Wright, as one of the nation’s leading pediatricians, has been recognized as an advocate for childcare, working to advancing pediatric research, developing educational opportunities for trainees, and expanding advocacy initiatives. For Wright, “Election to the APS is a special honor,” as membership provides a platform for him to further not only “Howard’s commitment to outstanding patient care and service to the community,” but also the missions of the numerous national advisory boards he serves on, including the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC), the American Hospital Association’s Maternal and Child Health Council, and recently, as an Obama administration appointee to the Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Advisory Committee.