Huntington Sheldon Professor of Medical Discovery
Vice Dean for Basic Research
Why did you decide to join Johns Hopkins Medicine?
Collegiality of the faculty. I had a chance to consider other institutions with great science and resources, but Hopkins stood out by far as having the most friendly, supportive and welcoming faculty!
Why have you decided to stay at Johns Hopkins Medicine?
My long-lasting friendships with my colleagues at Hopkins. The AWESOME students!
Be ready to say yes when the call comes. It’s never the perfect time, but it can be the right time.
Please tell us about how you reached your leadership position.
The dean’s office called. It was hard to refuse an offer to give back to the institution that nurtured me all these years.
Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of at Johns Hopkins Medicine?
My students! I have a shelf above my desk where I collect their Ph.D. theses – I can look up and feel proud.
What advice would you give a woman who is aspiring to grow in her leadership responsibilities?
Look around you. There are many wonderful role models. Watch them, ask for their mentorship and let them know you are interested in leadership. Be ready to say yes when the call comes. It’s never the perfect time, but it can be the right time.