Dr. Tanjala Purnell provides her thoughts on the obstacles that not only people of color, but also older people face in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Congratulations to Dr. Dorry Segev for being elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2019!
“NAM is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health, medicine and the natural, social and behavioral sciences. Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine.” (Hopkins Medicine)
Congratulations to Dr. Garonzik-Wang on receiving the Alfred Blalock Research Award, a big accomplishment of recognition from Hopkins.
The Alfred Blalock Research Award recognizes a faculty member who by their effort has contributed to the research distinction and accomplishments of the department.
Congratulations to Dr. Garonzik-Wang for her appointment to the committee! This committee developed the Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council to assist with the development of the certification pathway and program accreditation.
The 2019 honorees—selected on the basis of their accomplishments to date, creativity and originality, and academic impact—will each receive a $75,000 grant to support their work over the next year. They also will have the opportunity to participate in mentoring sessions and events designed to connect these colleagues at similar stages in their careers.
Read more about it here: https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/06/06/33-receive-catalyst-awards/
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Macey Henderson on her appointment to the Alliance for Donation and Transplantation’s Leadership and Innovation Council for a 2-year term. The Council works to “facilitate leadership networking and innovative idea exchange, development and implementation within the organ donation and transplantation community in an effort to save and heal more lives.” Learn more about the Leadership and Innovation Council here: https://organdonationalliance.org/leadership-council/ .
Martin Kosztowski’s paper on Geographic Disparities in Lung Transplant Rates was chosen for the March 5th 2019 American Society of Transplantation / American Journal of Transplantation journal club: https://www.myast.org/education/astajt-journal-club/geographic-disparities-lung-transplant-rates
During the 2019 Health Journalism conference by the Association of Health Care Journalists, Dr. Tanjala Purnell took part in a panel discussion about changing health disparities for black women.
Read more about the panel here: http://flcourier.com/black-experts-shine-at-health-care-conference/