Support The Committee to Honor Dr. May Edward Chinn

Please support The Committee to Honor Dr. May Edward Chinn, and the Village of Harlem in the naming of the NYC Public Health Lab which will be located at 40 West 137th Street, NY NY after Dr. May Edward Chinn. 

Dr. Chinn was born in 1896.  She was the first Black woman to graduate from Bellevue Medical College in 1926, now known as NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She was also the first Black female to complete an internship at Harlem Hospital in 1928. Dr. Chinn worked with Dr. Papanicolaou and cervical cancer from 1928 – 1933. Due to Dr. Chinn’s expertise in the field of early detection of cervical cancer research and her collaboration in the development of the PAP test, she has saved millions of women’s lives around the world.

What better way to honor this remarkable woman who dedicated her life to the health and well-being of the marginalized black and brown residents of Harlem.