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HONOREES

Dr. Elizabeth B.Davis is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Department of Psychiatry, Harlem Hospital Center. The Department of Psychiatry was instituted at Harlem in 1962 where Dr. Davis' indefatigible efforts, since that time, have earned her universal respect, recognition and honors.

An able leader, she served as Chairman of the N.Y. State Department of Mental Hygiene Task Force on Criteria for Admissions and Re-admissions to Psychiatric Facilities and is the current President of the N.Y. County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

Her professional work focuses on the delivery of mental health services to indigent residents of the Central-Harlem community. She has published significant works in the areas of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Community Mental Health.

Dr. Davis received her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College and her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was certified as a Psychoanalyst in 1955, following her post-graduate training at Harlem Hospital, State Psychiatric Institute, and the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Clinic for Training and Research.

Dr. Davis is married to Dr. Ray E. Trussell, General Director of the Beth Israel Medical Center, and they reside in Manhattan.

Dr. John L.S. Holloman, Jr., was born in Washington, D.C. on November 22, 1919. He was educated in Washington Public Schools and received his Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. His Medical Degree was earned in 1943 from the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

After an internship at Harlem Hospital, New York City, Dr. Holloman served two years in the United States Army Medical Corps, holding the rank of Captain at the end of his tour of duty. Dr. Holloman was in private practice from 1948 to 1973. He served as President of the National Medical Association in 1966-1967. He served as Medical Director of the H.I.P Automated Multiphasis Health Testing Center in New York City from 1970 to 1972. In April 1974, Dr. Holloman was elected President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

He is Chairman of the Board of the Health Manpower Development Corporation. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Committee for a National Health Insurance. He is a member of the National Medical Association, the American Medical Association, Physicians Forum and the Medical Committee for Human Rights, and is a Fellow of the American Public Health Association and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. In 1972 Dr. Holloman was elected to Membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. He is the 1972 winner of the Haven Emerson Award of the New York Public Health Association.

He has been a member of Virginia Union University's Board of Trustees for fifteen years and has served as President of the Board for ten years. 

Dr. Holloman is married and has five children.

Edith C. Reid, M.D., is the Chief of Medical Service at the George and Robert Carter Community Health Center in Queens, N.Y. The idea for the Center was conceived within the Queens Clinical Society Inc. It was through Dr. Reid's determination that the project was realized against formidable odds.

In addition, Dr. Reid is an Associate Attending in Cadiology at Jamaica Hospital and the Project Director of the New York Medical/Regional Medical Program Grant to the Queens Clinical Society/Carter Center for the detection and treatment of hypertensive disease.

Married to John L. Edmonds, a prominent Attorney, Dr. Reid is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Hunter College and Meharry Medical College.

In 1974, Dr. Reid, a recipient of many awards, was appointed by the Board of Regents as the first female member of the State Board for Medicine. Strongly committed to increasing the membership of Black physicians, she sees the role of the Black physician as one which provides "leadership in the development of the best health care delivery systems"

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