In August 2019, Dr. Carolyn Britton (pictured center right) received the well-deserved honor of the W. Montague Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Medical Association Annual Convention. Dr. Britton is a renowned neurologist and recognized expert in infectious and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. Over the course of her more than 30-year career, Dr. Britton has worked as a tireless advocate for minorities and women in medicine, reducing healthcare disparities, and improving access to medical care among underserved populations, both nationally and globally. In 2008, Dr. Britton was named 109th president of the National Medical Association and was among the first women in the NMA’s history to serve in that role. Today, in addition to a robust clinical practice and numerous professional roles, she is proud to serve as Chief Diversity Officer in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.