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Congratulations to Namandje for being nominated by the mayor of the District of Columbia and confirmed by the city council as a science commissioner and the newest member of the Science Advisory Board in the District of Columbia. The board provides scientific oversight for the district’s Department of Forensic Science (DFS) and advises the DFS director, mayor and D.C. city council on matters relating to the department.
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of nine-members, which includes five scientists with expertise in scientific research and methodology who have published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Among other responsibilities, they periodically review the Department's program standards and protocols, review allegations of negligence, misconduct, misidentification or other testing errors, and advise the Mayor and the Council on matters relating to forensic science. - 1/24/17
Congratulations to Namandje for being selected to give the 2017 NIGMS Director's Early Career Investigator Lecture! In April 2017, Namandje will give a 30-minute talk about her research to an audience of undergraduate students, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session, where she will answer career-focused questions. For additional information and to view the 2017 video cast of Namandje's lecture after it is posted in 2017, please click on the following link: NIGMS Director's Early Career Investigator Lectures. -- 8/11/16.
Congratulations to Namandje for receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. - 2/18/16
Congratulations to Namandje for being named the Associate Dean for Institutional and Student Equity, effective July 1, 2015. In this new position, Namandje will have two main areas of focus: institutional equity and academic achievement for graduate biomedical students, with special attention paid to helping vulnerable students bridge the opportunity gap and succeed at the school of medicine. Namandje will work to create a culture of inclusion, diversity and cultural competency, with an emphasis on—but not limited to—supporting research scientists at Johns Hopkins. She will help provide insight into institutional equity issues that may prevent Johns Hopkins from fully engaging its diverse scientific community and offer approaches to resolve these challenges. 07/02/15
Congratulations to Julie Lade, graduate student in Dr. Namandje Bumpus' lab, for being awarded FIRST PLACE for ASPET's Division of Drug Metabolism Best Abstract Competition for Graduate Students. 5/18/15
Congratulations to Namandje for being named the recipient of the 2015 Division for Drug Metabolism Early Career Achievement Award by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). - 1/6/15
Congratulations to Julie Lade for being awarded a 2 year pre-doctoral fellowship from the PhRMA Foundation for Pharmacology/Toxicology. - 12/18/14
Congratulations to Namandje for becoming the Deputy to the Associate Dean for graduate biomedical education, effective immediately. 11/21/14
In this new position, Namandje will work closely with Peter Espenshade in his role as associate dean for graduate biomedical education in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Namandje will serve as an advisor and advocate for master’s and Ph.D. students. She will implement and oversee initiatives that are designed to create a culture that values inclusion, growth and well-being of graduate students, particularly focusing on students from underrepresented groups. In this role, she also will be working closely with Daniel Teraguchi, director of the Office of Student Diversity. - 11/21/14
Congratulations to Namandje for being featured in the September 2014 issue of Healthy Living in an article entitled, "Maraviroc dose could be too low for many African-Americans." - 9/12/14
Congratulations to Namandje for being featured in an August 27, 2014 Hopkins Medicine press release entitled, "Dosage of HIV Drug May Be Ineffective for Half of African-Americans". -9/11/14
Congratulations to Namandje for being featured in the August 18, 2014 Issue of Science News (Issue 8) Sponsored by the IBBS in an article entitled, "Namandje Bumpus on chemistry, sports and community service". - 8/18/14
Congratulations to Namandje and her postdoctoral fellow Lindsay Avery for being featured in the February 20, 2014 issue of INSIDE HOPKINS, which highlights a press release entitled, "Obesity-Induced Fatty Liver Disease Reversed in Mouse". PDF
Also, a summary of Namandje's and Lindsay's research appears in the February 2014 issue of the journal Molecular Pharmacology. - 2/20/14
Congratulations to Namandje for winning the prestigious Tanabe Young Investigator Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. Namandje will receive the award at the annual meeting in September 2014 in Atlanta. -12/19/13
Congratulations to Namandje for being featured online among other faculty in the June 2, 2011 "Research Spotlight" section of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).