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was born in Chicago, Illinois, one of four children of physician Henry N. Cress and educator Ida Mae Griffen. Welsing and her three siblings were raised on Chicago’s Southside. Her teachers at Douglass Elementary School had a profound impact on her development and her high school teachers’ persistent emphasis on black achievement inspired her to serve her community. In 1957 Welsing received her B.S. degree from Antioch College located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She met and eventually married Johannes Kramer Welsing while enrolled at Howard University Medical School during 1961. Welsing graduated from Howard in 1962. Following graduation, Welsing engaged in a combination of internships, residencies, and fellowships at various hospitals from 1962 to 1968.

By 1968 Welsing started a teaching career at Howard University as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry She specialized in mental health and adolescent psychiatry On campus she distinguished ...

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physician, professor, mental health activist, and Harlem community leader, was born Elizabeth Bishop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the eldest of the three children of Shelton Hale Bishop and Eloise Carey. Her mother's father, Archibald James Carey Sr., was an influential African Methodist Episcopal (AME) clergyman in Chicago. Her father's father, Hutchens C. Bishop, was the first black graduate of General Theological Seminary in New York City, the oldest seminary of the Episcopal Church. He was also the fourth rector of the important and influential Saint Philip's Episcopal Church in Harlem. Bishop's parents continued their families' tradition of public service. Her father, who received a BA and a doctorate of divinity from Columbia University, succeeded his own father as the fifth rector of Saint Philip's. Her mother was a teacher.

Elizabeth Bishop s interest in psychiatry can be traced to the work of her father He was an ...