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Visiting Professorship

May 22-23, 2003 - Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.

Juanita Merchant
Juanita L. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, was the first Visiting Professor for the Department of Medicine Diversity Council. Dr. Merchant, who earned both her medical and doctoral degrees from Yale, is a noted researcher who has won numerous scientific awards for her study of the mechanisms that control normal and cancerous cell growth in the gastrointestinal tract.

Quotable Quotes:

Residents / Fellows:
"This certainly was a great experience. It was invaluable."
"Outstanding! This must continue in the future."
"It was great to hear personal stories of JHU faculty. In some ways seemed mainly like a wonderful career counseling even without a lot of focus on the context: the situation of URM potential MD scientists in a 'majority' world. "

Faculty:
"An excellent start! Good choice of guest faculty!"
"Dr. Merchant gave very useful, concrete suggestions for recruiting URM's in academics"
"Excellent speaker forum"
"Wonderful role model"

Grand Rounds:
"Wonderful first speaker."
"Excellent academic presentation by an excellent speaker."
"Very exciting work; good discussion generated; clearly presented; info for
clinical relevance highlighted; speaker very knowledgeable."
"It was a pleasure to hear from an outstanding minority physician-scientist."