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Rosalind Gregory-Bass MD, MS

Rosalind Gregory-Bass, MD, MS completed her undergraduate education at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Interested in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, Gregory-Bass completed a Master's thesis at the University of Wisconsin Madison under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Shultz in the Department of Anatomy. She and became the first African American woman to receive her Master's degree from the department in 1994. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School in 1999 and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Never losing site of her first two loves, research and teaching, in 2003 she began a post-doctoral research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Winston Thompson at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Her research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating ovarian cancer growth and development. Recently, her work was published in the International Journal of Cancer.

In 2006, Gregory-Bass decided to give back to her alma mater, Spelman College, full time. She not only teaches, mentors students conducting basic science and clinical research, but also works closely with the health careers department developing curricula and programs geared towards improving the admission of African American men and women in graduate and professional schools. In 2006, she was an Honoree of the Geogia Dwelle Award sponsored by the Health Careers Department and in 2007 she was recognized by students as one of Spelman's Premier Professors.

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