July 20, 2009

2009 Johns Hopkins diversity awards

Nine individuals and two groups were honored this year by the Diversity Leadership Council for their commitment to the advancement of diversity, inclusion or multiculturalism as demonstrated by efforts and accomplishments.

Recognized with 2009 Diversity Recognition Awards were:

  • C. Michael Armstrong, chair of the JHM board of trustees, for increased efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented minority students and faculty
  • Juan Arvelo, a physicist at APL and a faculty member of the Whiting School’s Mechanical Engineering Department, for his contributions to APL’s Women and Minorities Advisory Committee
  • Rosa Asitimbay, a human resources clerk in the Pediatrics at Home Division of the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, for her assistance with Hispanic-speaking families
  • Frederick Brancati, professor of medicine and epidemiology in the School of Medicine, for mentoring underrepresented minorities and recruiting and retaining diverse faculty
  • Francesca Dominici, a professor of biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, for her commitment to promoting gender diversity
  • William Gray, an APL staff member, for his educational outreach activities
  • Ahreum Kim, a Peabody student, for initiating and supporting efforts promoting inclusive practices
  • Neil Powe, former university distinguished service professor of medicine and former director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, for his contributions toward promoting the advancement of women and minorities
  • Melodye Thomas, an outpatient appeals coordinator at Bayview, for supporting disabilities awareness activities
  • Beverly White-Seals, a member of the boards of trustees of JHM and Howard County General Hospital, for her outreach activities with Howard County’s Latino, Korean, Muslim and African communities.

Group awards went to the Center for Talented Youth’s disability management team, whose services have evolved to become an entire program addressing issues of inclusiveness and access for children seeking an academic experience; and the Johns Hopkins chapter of Engineers Without Borders, for building relationships that cross cultural, racial, religious, socioeconomic and geographic borders.