W. Montague Cobb Institute Cobb Scholars Membership Category

Cobb Scholars: Cobb Scholars membership provides individuals in the field of health disparities research or individuals with interest in minority health as well as those who have interests in health disparities with access to the latest developments and the top researchers in the field. In addition, the Cobb Institute provides members with the opportunity to make a difference in health care through extensive networking and resource development. The Cobb Institute takes those issues that are most important to our members and brings them to the forefront of the public policy debate.

Eligibility: Graduate fellows, clinical residents and fellows, and young faculty and scientists who are within 15 years from the end of their career training are encouraged to join.

Membership Fee: $200.00 per calendar year. Current NMA members receive a preferred rate of $100.00 for the first 12 months and must provide their National Medical Association number below. Membership begins on July 1 of each year. 

Membership Benefits

With your Cobb Scholar membership you will receive the following benefits:

  • An online magazine and subscription to the online Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (JHRED), which includes scholarly articles of significance to the medical science community in a wide range of disciplines. The JHRED presents research and reports, and serves as the forum for the membership. 
  • Invitation to a Cobb Institute Health Disparities Symposium each year with reduced registration fee. 
  • Members-only access to W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute website. 
  • Opportunity to access and network with national research scholars and leaders.


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Membership is open to those who are within 15 years of achieving a terminal degree (e.g. M.D., D.O., D.D.S, Ph.D., MPH, MSN, and other related fields) and who have a strong interest in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and other scholarly activity in the health care field. There is a special invitation to those who are in the early stages of faculty appointment development and service and who wish to have a career focus on Health Disparities.

Membership fee:

$200.00 per calendar year.
$100.00 for the first 12 months with a valid, current National Medical Association member number.

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Questions about your membership status? Please call the Cobb Institute: 202.772.4274.

Applying Offline 
If you are interested in applying for membership offline, download the form and mail to: 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036, or fax to 202.772.3101. Membership dues are invoiced after processing.

Payment will be processed upon completion of the application. Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed by our staff and board of directors. If you are not accepted into MSNVA, membership dues will be refunded. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

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