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Past Award Ceremonies

The Diversity Recognition Award was implemented in 2003 by the DLC through the vision of Audrey Smith, former Vice President for Human Resources and ex-officio member, who retired from the University in September 2003.

The purpose of the Award is to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments of faculty, staff and students whose demonstrable efforts foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusiveness in the Johns Hopkins culture and environment.

 

2016 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

Alicia Arbaje, M.D., MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Eric Chang, Applied Physics Laboratory
Sean Chou, Carey Business School
Blessing Deeyaa, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Marc Edwards, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
Jasmine Holmes, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
Rachel Levine, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Damani Piggott, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
Carolyn Robinson, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
Sabrina Scarborough, Johns Hopkins School of Education 
Jordan White, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Black Student Union, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus
Student LGBT Curriculum Team, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Deaf Health Initiative, Bloomberg School of Public Health

2015 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

Karen Fleming, Ph.D., Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Alejandra Flores-Miller, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Anne Langley, Johns Hopkins Health Systems
Hilary Hershey, Applied Physics Laboratory
Jennifer Hayashi, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Rachel Kruzan, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Matthew McNabney, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Chelsea Ngongang, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Patricia Palmer, Peabody Institute
Daniel Teraguchi, Ed.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Robert Wardlow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Fernando Mena-Carrasco and Natalia Barolin, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Patricia Mitchell Tracey and Barbara Bates-Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health


2014 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

Amanda Brown, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Daniel Buccino, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Deborah Chen, Applied Physics Laboratory
Edward Cramer, Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications
Deidra Crews, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Ranice Crosby, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Danielle Fisher, Applied Physics Laboratory
Laura Foster, Ph.D., Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Fannie Gaston-Johansson, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Rafael Guerrero-Preston, DrPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Danielle Hauck, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Adil Haider, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Liem Huynh, Applied Physics Laboratory
Debra Janikowski, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Gerardo Lopez-Mena, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Berenice Nava, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Feng Ouyang, Applied Physics Laboratory
Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health

Alex Robinson and Jennifer Bumgardner, Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications

Black Student Union, Peabody Institute of Music

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids / Peabody Institute of Music


2013 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

Lorie Benning, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Jennifer R. Cohen, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Candice Dalrymple, Milton S. Eisenhower Libraries
Julie Freischlag, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Sara Jalali, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Lisa Ross DeCamp, M.D., Bayview Medical Center
Ben Vinson III, Ph.D., Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Peter Winch, M.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health

Guiding Initiative for Doctoral Education (GuIDE) Founders: Dottie Becraft, Kathleen Becker, Marie Brown, Ayzha Corbett, Hayley Mark, Laura Taylor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT) Co-Founders: Tyler Mains and Mark Wilcox, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Adriana Andrade, M.D. And Kathleen Page, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


2012 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

 

Mohammad Arefnia, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Monica Batkis-O'Donnell, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Renee Blanding, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Colleen Christmas, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Sarah Clever, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Paul Gleichauf, Howard County General Hospital
Marian Hahn, Peabody Conservatory of Music
Anthony Kalloo, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Xiaoxu Kang, Johns Hopkins University
Linda Kress, Applied Physics Laboratory
Sandra Lin, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Victor McCrary, Ph.D., Applied Physics Laboratory
Kelli McDowell, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jennifer Reesman, Ph.D., Kennedy Krieger Institute
Karla Maria Roncal, Applied Physics Laboratory
Phyllis Sharps, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Darcy Thompson, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Laura Torres, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Maria Trent, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Aristea Williams, Johns Hopkins School of Education, Columbia

Open Minds Open Doors Co-Creators: Misty Hechinger and Michael Moreno, Applied Physics Laboratory

General Services Leadership Team, Johns Hopkins Hospital


2011 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

Jacqueline Akinpelu, Applied Physics Laboratory
Harolyn M.E. Belcher, M.D., Kennedy Krieger Institute
Richard Bennett, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Jessica Bienstock, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital
Leo Dorsey, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Michael Falk, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Keith Farrar, Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Sewon Kang, M.D., Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ebenezer Oni, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sarah Polk, M.D., Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Carl Streed, Jr, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
David Verrier, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Barbara Williamson, retired, Applied Physics Laboratory
Tong Zhang, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Behavior Health International Group Co-Leaders: Rebecca Hock and Su Yeon Lee, Bloomberg School of Public Health


2010 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

2010 award recipients, group shot

Yolanda Abel, Johns Hopkins School of Education
Heather Benz, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Alison Carr, Applied Physics Laboratory
Robert Drummond, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dalal Haldeman, Johns Hopkins Health System
Anthony "TJ" Jackson, Applied Physics Laboratory
Ellen Mackenzie, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Justin C. McArthur, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Delia Silva, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Abha Upadhyaya, Applied Physics Laboratory
Barbara Ziegler, Johns Hopkins Health System

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Black History Month Committee: Carolyn Bailey, Wanda Bennett, Cynthia Callum, Kimberly Casey, Melinda Dangerfield, Freddie Jenkins, Lisa Jibril, William Klosicki, Donique Lomax, Sylvia Parham, Keishia Pratt, Angela Simmons, Omegia Thaniel, and Laurene Walker

Johns Hopkins Pharmaquip Durable Medical Equipment: Penny Carey, Denise Lannon, Linda Lawrence, Daniel Smith, Evelyn "Angel" Smith, Kristi Stacharowski, and Anna Znovena

KSAS Department of Africana Studies FAIR: Friends of Artists in Residence: Erika Kelley, Katherine Mann, Parker Shelton, Nadia Shobnam, and Aasiyeh Zarafshar

Peabody Dance: Carol Bartlett and Barbara Weisberger

Peabody, Tuned-In Program: Rachel Choe, Cam Collins, Ben Cureton, Joe Hughes, Brandon Rivera, Ian Simms, Carolee Stewart, Daniel Trahey, Jamie Williams, Demarr Woods and Elijah "Eli" Wirth


2009 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

2009 award recipients, group shot

C. Michael Armstrong, Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees
Dr. Juan Arvelo, Applied Physics Laboratory
Rosa Asitimbay, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Dr. Frederick Brancati, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Francesca Dominici, Bloomberg School of Public Health
William Gray, Applied Physics Laboratory
Ahreum Kim, Peabody Institute of Music
Melodye Thomas, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Beverly White-Seals, Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees

Center for Talented Youth Disability Management Team: Liz Albert, Katherine Kidd, Melissa Kistler, Linda Noell, Andrew Moss, Jim Smerbeck

Whiting School of Engineering Engineers Without Borders: William Ball, Edward Bouwer, Kristen Downs, Ryan Harrison, Karen Nie, Carolyn Purington, Jessica Shiao, Yourong "Sophie" Su, Linda Wan, Yujie Wang, Mike Wheeler, Shane Woolwine, Jane Yee, Jie Zhang


2008 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

Dr. Tina Cheng, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Kevin Clark, Peabody Institute of Music
Dr. Barbara Cook, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Melissa Dattalo, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Bayview Medical Center
Stephanie Huang, Johns Hopkins University
Carol Libonati, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Brenton Pennicooke, Johns Hopkins University
Caroline McEnnis and Benjamin Tang, Johns Hopkins University


2007 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

2007 award recipients, group shot

Dr. Dana Boatman, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Mr. Marlon Caballero, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Dr. Andrew P. Feinberg, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Ms. Erin Fitzgerald, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Linda Fried, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Mr. Robert Holder, Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. João Lima, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Mr. Dong Shen, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Mr. Christopher Sogge, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Patrick C. Walsh, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Levi Watkins, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

African Diaspora Association, School for Advanced International Studies: Kawaun Sankar, Salah Goss, Nikki Duncan, Charlene Taylor, Catherine Hendrix, Acquania Gibbs, Asha Munroe. Omoneka Musa, Jenn Eaglin, Mame Soce Sene

Asian Heritage Club, Applied Physics Laboratory: Lien T. Duong, Lan D. Afram


2006 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

Tracey Angel, Johns Hopkins University
Adriene Breckenridge, Johns Hopkins University
Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Jose Fernandez, Applied Physics Laboratory
Jeffrey Jarosz, Johns Hopkins University
Randi Nicole Smith, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Michael Trush, Ph.D., Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wei Xiao, Johns Hopkins University
Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"Ready, Set, Design!": Emily Kumpel, Olivia Mao, Angela Pelletier, Lester Su, Sarah Webster

MInDS: Tiara Booker, Jovita Diaz, Lori Orosco, Edward Ramos


2005 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

2005 award recipients, group shot

Stacey Brown, Johns Hopkins University
Darryl Carr, Peabody Conservatory
Linda Dorsey, Applied Physics Laboratory
Fannie Gaston-Johansson, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Sharon Kugler, Campus Ministries
Sonia Ryang, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Nadia Sawaya, Johns Hopkins University

Web Accessibility Committee, Johns Hopkins University: Teal Anderson, Gordon Dean, Deborah Savage, Cynthia York

Founder, Multicultural Student Alliance: Frances Atkinson, Jose Carreon, Vladimir Diaz


2004 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

2004 award recipients, group shot

Dr. Ilene Busch-Vishniac, Johns Hopkins University
Shelly Fickau, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Sheila Fitzgerald, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Courtney "Rory" Goodwin, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Janean Martinm Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Gary Wand, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Lea Ybarra, Center for Talented Youth


2003 Diversity Recognition Award Recipients

2003 award recipients, group shot

Mazen Ibrahim Bedri, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Dr. Victor Corces, Johns Hopkins University
Maria Izquierdo-Whitaker, Johns Hopkins University
Sharon Morris, Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Dr. Allison Okamura, Johns Hopkins University
Chirag B. Patel, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Myron Weisfeldt, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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  • Christine Ladd-Franklin was the first woman to earn a PhD at Hopkins, in mathematics in 1882. The trustees denied her the degree and refused to change the policy about admitting women; she finally received her degree 44 years later.
  • As of 2009-2010, the undergraduate population was 47% female and 53% male.
  • Hopkins researchers took the first color photograph of the whole earth from space in 1967.
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  • In 1948 Hopkins researchers discovered Dramamine's effectiveness in alleviating motion sickness.
  • Kelly Miller was the first African American to attend Johns Hopkins University. Admitted as a graduate student in mathematics in 1887.
  • In 1890, five Baltimore women, four of them daughters of Hopkins trustees, organized the Women's Fund Committee. Martha Carey Thomas, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Mary Gwinn, Elizabeth King, and Julia Rogers raised money needed to establish the School of Medicine with the condition that the school accept women.
  • In 1999, Johns Hopkins University became one of the first major institutions to offer same-sex domestic partner benefits to employees.
  • The Diversity Leadership Council presented the first annual Diversity Leadership Awards in 2003.
  • The Diversity Leadership Council organized the first Diversity Conference in 2004.
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  • In 1947, Ralph Young, M.D. became the first black medical doctor at Johns Hopkins. He was a syphilis expert and was appointed by A.M. Harvey, M.D., head of the Department of Medicine.
  • The Hopkins Center for Social concern provides a base for more than 50 student-run programs that serve Baltimore communities.  In 2009-2010, more than 1,500 students performed nearly 80,000 hours of volunteer work through these programs.
  • Vivien Thomas, a medical technician to Surgeon-in-Chief, Alfred Blalock, M.D., was one of the most famous blacks at Johns Hopkins. He trained surgical residents and is recognized for techniques he perfected in treating congenital heart defects.
  • Roland Smoot, M.D. became the first black physician with admitting privileges at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1965. He was the son of a post office employee and a domestic worker.
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  • In 2004 Hopkins researchers sent a spacecraft to Mercury to orbit the planet and see, for the first time, the majority of Mercury's surface.
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  • Gertrude Stein studied at the School of Medicine from 1897-1902, though she did not receive a degree.
  • In 1991 Estelle Fishbein, former University General Counsel, became Johns Hopkins' first female vice president.
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  • JHU age demographics are slowly changing: Our age demographics have shifted, with Baby Boomers (born 1943-1960) and Traditionalists (born before 1943) leaving our workforce while Gen X (born 1961-1981) and Gen Y (born after 1981) joining in greater numbers.

    Staff are the youngest, Deans/Executives are the oldest: In the second quarter of 2012, the average age of Deans/Executives is 55, Professorial Faculty is 50, Bargaining Unit is 49, Senior Staff is 46, Non-Professorial Faculty is 45, and Staff is 42.