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Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Scientist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Navy Blue
Favorite Food:
Turnip Greens
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Let he among you that is without sin cast the first stone.

Birthplace

Born:
9/17/1946
Birth Location:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Scientist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Navy Blue
Favorite Food:
Turnip Greens
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Let he among you that is without sin cast the first stone.

Birthplace

Born:
9/17/1946
Birth Location:
Winston-Salem
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Biography

Medical doctor and epidemiologist Charles Lovell, Jr. was born on September 17, 1946 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Charles Lovell, Sr. and Rachel Lovell. After Lovell’s freshman year in high school, his family sent him to New York City, where he lived with his uncle James Floyd and his aunt Martha. Lovell attended Seward Park High School and after graduation, he was accepted and attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After graduating Harvard College, Lovell went on to attend medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York where he earned his M.D. degree in medicine. After graduating from Columbia University, Lovell interned at Harlem Hospital Center. In 1976, Lovell was named chief resident of Harlem Hospital and later went to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service [EIS], where he investigated national and local epidemics.
In 1978, Lovell opened his private medical practice, York Clinical Research and was also appointed assistant professor of clinical research at Eastern Virginia Medical School [EVMS]. That same year, Lovell worked with U.S. Rep. George William Whitehurst to enact legislation to include preventive health services as a part of Medicare. As a result, both Lovell and U.S. Rep. Whitehurst were awarded the American Lung Association’s Annual Award in 1981. In 1993, Lovell was the first African American to serve as president of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Board of Medicine. In 2006, Lovell’s private practice was distinguished as a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence by the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control in 2006. Lovell divided his time between his private practice and his medical initiative entitled, the 3 Diseases Project, whose mission is to diagnose and treat hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol through the utilization of cutting edge technologies. In 2007, Lovell was awarded Dominion’s Strong Men & Women: The Series, which highlights African-American men and women whose accomplishments and determination demonstrate true excellence in leadership. Lovell is a former member of the National Vaccine Advisory Board. He is a current member of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity and the Sigma Xi scientific research society. Lovell’s wife is Barbara Lovell and they have one daughter, Sarah Rachel.
Charles Lovell, Jr. was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 5, 2012.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr.'s interview (part 1)
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his role in changing the direction of Medicare
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Slating of Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr.'s interview (part 2)
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about J.J. Jones High School
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his parents' occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his father's and his uncles' service in the military
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his parents' personalities and who he takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his family's religious affiliations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes the diverse landscape of North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes growing up in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience in J.J. Jones High School and his interest in nature and science
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his interest in science during school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his family's political activism
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about leaving Pilot Mountain to attend high school in New York City
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience at Seward High School in New York City
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his decision to attend Harvard University and reflects on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his interview with Jackie Robinson in 1963
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his brief encounter with Malcolm X in 1962 as well as the influence of his uncle
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experiences in New York City in the 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience at Harvard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about the growth of the department of African American studies at Harvard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about others who attended Harvard University during his time there
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes civil rights activism in Harvard in the 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience in the Air Force ROTC and his decision to attend Columbia University's medical school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience at Columbia University's medical school and the role of his mentors
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience at Columbia University Medical School
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience at Harlem Hospital
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about refraining from political activism during medical school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his private medical practice and his clinical research
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his role in establishing Medicare reimbursement of preventive health services
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his honors and his service appointments
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes the 'Three Diseases Project' in Africa
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about childhood health in the U.S. and his daily routine
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his wife and daughter
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community today
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. talks about his current personal interests
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. provides a history of blacks at Harvard University and Columbia Medical School
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Dr. Charles Lovell, Jr. describes how he would like to be remembered