James C. Cobey, M.D., 2002 Annunzio Award

Written by on July 10, 2002 in 2002, Researcher, The Annunzio STEM Leadership Award

James Cobey

James C. Cobey, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Cobey has been a lifelong champion of humanitarian causes and has put his professional medical expertise in orthopaedics to good use by helping thousands of children, patients, landmine and war victims worldwide under the auspices of the American Red Cross and Health Volunteers Overseas.

Dr. Cobey led a mission with Physicians for Human Rights to collect reliable estimates on the medical tragedies caused by landmines. His research has resulted in bringing unheralded attention to the issue of landmines. His research helped galvanize support for a ban, which eventually led to the creation of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a group responsible for the 40-nation Land Mine Ban treaty calling for the destruction of stockpiled mines.

Dr. Cobey volunteers for a wide variety of humanitarian causes including the plight of refuges with Refugees International and offers his professional care at no expense to recent indigent immigrants who have no access to critically needed medical care.

As a member of Physicians for Human Rights, Dr. Cobey shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is honored to have had the assistance of the following distinguished individuals serving on the 2002 Frank Annunzio Awards Evaluation Committee:

Michael Graves – President and Principal, Michael Graves & Associates, Princeton, NJ (Mr. Graves was the recipient of the 2001 $50,000 Frank Annunzio Award in the Arts/Humanities field.)
Emma Lapsansky, Ph.D. – Professor of History and Curator, Special Collections, Magill Library, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Reeve Lindbergh – President, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
Joseph B. Neville, Jr. – Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC
David Williams – Chief Operating Officer, Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA


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