I am pleased to announce that Namandjé Bumpus has been named associate dean for basic research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Having held several leadership positions throughout her tenure at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bumpus has seen firsthand that significant opportunities exist to enhance the environment for basic scientists in clinical departments across Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Working closely with me, Geraldine Seydoux — vice dean for basic research — and the new director of the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences (IBBS) when he or she is named, Dr. Bumpus will expand on her strong record of service to Johns Hopkins by being an advocate and liaison for basic science faculty members whose primary appointments are in clinical departments. She will work to ensure they have ample opportunities to teach and serve on institutional committees while increasing their interactions with IBBS faculty members. She also will serve as a mentor to junior basic scientists in clinical departments, helping to strategically plan their research programs and earn them local and national recognition.
Dr. Bumpus obtained her bachelor’s degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She also completed a fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. She has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and serves on the editorial board of the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition. She received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and was named a science commissioner and member of Washington, D.C.’s Science Advisory Board. Last year she delivered the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Director’s Early-Career Investigator Lecture.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Bumpus on her new role.
-Antony Rosen, Vice Dean for Research