In recent years, organizations and leaders in Hopkins Medicine have been recognized for their efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive environment. Our goal is to take their successes and spread them throughout Hopkins.
2010 JHU Diversity Recognition Awards
Six of the 11 recipients of the University's Diversity Recognition Awards in 2010 were affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. They are: Heather Benz, a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering; Robert Drummond, a predoctoral student in the school of medicine; Dalal Haldeman, vice president of Marketing and Communications for Johns Hopkins Medicine; Justin McArthur, chair of the Department of Neurology; Delia Silva, a graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience; and Barbara Ziegler, a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Also recognized were two groups from within Hopkins Medicine: Bayview’s Black History Month Committee and Johns Hopkins Pharmaquip, Inc. To learn more about the contributions of these individuals and groups, read the remarks delivered at the May 2010 awards ceremony.
$9.7 Million Grant to Study Cardiovascular Racial Disparities
In March 2010, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine received a five-year, $9.7 million grant to study ways to improve cardiovascular outcomes among African-American patients and to understand and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in blood pressure management in Baltimore. Read more here.
Training Programs Recognized for Minority Recruitment
In 2008, the National Institutes of Health recognized three Johns Hopkins training programs for their outstanding records in minority recruitment. Hopkins' Medical Scientist Training Program, Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics and Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine were among 17 programs nationwide that the NIH cited. Get details here.
Diversity Award, Association of Professors of Medicine
Johns Hopkins physician in chief Myron “Mike” Weisfeldt was awarded the 2008 Diversity Award from the Association of Professors of Medicine. The award recognizes his efforts to increase diversity among residents, fellows and the professorial ranks as director of the Department of Medicine. Read more here.
EEOC Freedom to Compete Award
On Sept. 26, 2007, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission gave the Johns Hopkins Health System a Freedom to Compete Award in recognition of four Hopkins programs that improve job opportunities. The award, given to 18 organizations over its first three years, recognizes excellence in equal employment opportunity practices that the Commission believes can be emulated by other employers or organizations. Read about those programs here.