Samuel P. Asper Award for Achievement in Advancing International Medical Education and Community Champion Award
A renowned Hopkins educator and physician, Dr. Asper (Med ’40) understood the value of contributions made by medical students who were educated and trained at Johns Hopkins and returned to their home countries. The 2021 awardee is Robert J. Lerer, M.D., F.A.A.P., Med ’70. The Community Champion Award recognizes outstanding contributions that address critical social, economic and environmental needs throughout our society and communities, including local communities. The 2021 awardees are Renee Blanding, M.D., M.P.H., HS ’92; and Lorrel E. Brown Toft, M.D., Med ’07, HS ’10, Med PGF ’14.