Congratulations to Dr. Jamilah Perkins, who recently received a travel award to participate in the 2019 NMRI Annual Meeting in Bethesda, MD. The primary mission of the NMRI is to encourage minority health investigators to be researchers in fields of interest to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, including diabetes, endocrinology, nutrition, kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases.