Awards Program and Honorees




Each year The Cobb Institute awards the W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award and the the Cato T. Laurencin M.D. Ph.D. Lifetime Research Award. Recipients of these awards are honored at the Opening and Awards Ceremony of the NMA Convention and Scientific Assembly and presented by the Executive Director and the Chair of the Steering and Oversight Committee for The Cobb Institute. A W. Montague Cobb Reception in their honor is also held on the evening of each W. Montague Cobb Scientific Symposium and Lectureship held at the Convention. 

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award 
About the Award
Cato T. Laurencin Lifetime Research Award
About the Award 

2019

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Carolyn Barley-Britton, M.D.

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., MACP


2018

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Nelson Adams, M.D.

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


2017

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Edith Mitchell, M.D., FACP, FCPP

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

Virginia Caine, M.D., M.P.H.


2016

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D.


2015

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Alma Rose George, M.D.

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

M. Roy Wilson, M.D.


2014

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award 
John Ruffin, Ph.D.
Retired Director of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Cato T. Laurencin Lifetime Research Award
Alvin A. Poussaint M.D., Professor, Harvard University

2013 

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award
Roselyn Payne Epps, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award
Beny J. Primm, M.D.

2012

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Louis Sullivan, M.D.

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

Kenneth Olden Ph.D., Sc.D, L.H.D.


2011

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

LaSalle Leffall M.D.

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

Jane Cooke Wright M.D.


2010

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

John Nelson M.D., MPH

W. Montague Cobb Lecturer 

Robert Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

2009

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Vivian W. Pinn, M.D.

W. Montague Cobb Lecturer 

Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.

2008

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

2007

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Edith Irby Jones M.D.


2006

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

W. Michael Byrd, M.D, MPH


2016

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D.

W. Montague Cobb Lecturer 

James E. K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

2016

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D.

W. Montague Cobb Lecturer 

James E. K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

2017

W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award

Edith Mitchell, M.D., FACP, FCPP

Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D., Lifetime Research Award 

Virginia Caine, M.D., M.P.H.

W. Montague Cobb Lecturer 

Edith Peterson Mitchell, M.D., FACP, FCPP