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Irvin Named Presidential Leadership Scholar

Risha Irvin, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was recently selected as a scholar in the 2018 class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars. Risha is one of 59 scholars joining the fourth cohort chosen based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good. Her project is related to developing strategies to improve the Hepatitis C care continuum in Baltimore. She will travel to D.C. to begin the program next week.

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Risha was also named the winner of the 2017 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship which recognizes a junior faculty member who demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in medical education and health care and demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. The award comes with a $15,000 grant to support her project.

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Kelsey Bennett