Almeta E. Cooper was Appointed as General Counsel at Morehouse School of Medicine

Date of management change: December 15, 2014 

What Happened?

Atlanta, GA-based Morehouse School of Medicine has Appointed Almeta E. Cooper as General Counsel


About the Company

Morehouse School of Medicine exists to: • Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities • Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce • Address primary health care needs through programs in education, research and service With emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation, and the world.


About the Person

Almeta E. Cooper comes to MSM from The Ohio State Universitys Wexner Medical Center, where she served as associate vice president for health sciences and executive director for Health and Human Services (HHS) advocacy, regulatory and quality improvement programs. She has used her expertise to resolve problems in a range of complex settings such as associations, integrated health care delivery systems and academic medical centers. Cooper served as the general counsel at Ohio State Medical Association immediately prior to her tenure at OSU Wexner Medical Center. A past president of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Cooper was awarded the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award in 2012 and is an AHLA Fellow. She is also a fellow of the American Bar Association, a member of the advisory board of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation, the Governing Board of the Health Care Cost Institute and Northwestern University Council of 100 Women. In 2013, Cooper was included in The History Makers video oral history collection as a Law Maker for significant contributions to the legal field. She was awarded in 2011 an inaugural Top Corporate Counsel Award by Columbus Business First and has been recognized for community service as a Central Ohio YWCA 2009 Woman of Achievement. Cooper earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from Wells College in Aurora, New York, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.


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