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Barnett exhibit at medical library in Maryland

Yarbough gave keynote address about Barnett's life

An exhibit about Dr. Herman A. Barnett III, the first African American to enroll and graduate from medical school in Texas, is on display at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. Barnett, who graduated from UTMB in 1953, was also the first African American to be elected president of the Houston ISD Board of Trustees.

Patrice Yarbough, interim executive director of the Office of Strategic Research Collaborations at UTMB, was at the library to explain Barnett's life and the exhibit. An article about the exhibit is at, a newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Attending the opening of exhibits for African-American History Month at the National Library of Medicine in Maryland were, from left, Mary Lindberg, wife of NLM director Dr. Donald Lindberg; NLM Education and Outreach Liaison David Nash; Barnett Memorial Exhibit creator Patrice Yarbough; special guest Charles Flowers; and NLM director Lindberg.

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