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GIM Housestaff Research Awards

Pictured (left to right): Daniel Ford, Andi Shahu, David Levine, David Kern, Robin Ortiz, Jacob Quinton, Blair Golden, Nkemdilim Mgbojikwe, Colette DeJong, Felicia Hill-Briggs and Lea Selitsky

The winners of the thirteenth annual national competition for the GIM Housestaff Research Awards were announced last month. The awards aim to stimulate interest in academic general internal medicine and recognize outstanding house officers who have the potential to become leaders in GIM-related research. Each of the six awards are named for an internationally regarded mentor and researcher at Johns Hopkins with a faculty appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Winners presented their winning abstracts during GIM Grand Rounds and met with Hopkins fellows and faculty with similar areas of interest.

Winners from the DOM include:

  • Robin Ortiz won the Becker Award for her abstract “Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Risk may be Associated with Increase in DNA Methylation of FKBP5”
  • Lea Selitsky won the Moore Award for her abstract “Associations between traumatic experiences and sexual risk factors among incarcerated adolescents in Detroit”
  • Andi Shahu won the Levine Award for his abstract “Disparities in Socioeconomic Context and Response to Antihypertensive Medication in ALLHAT”

For the full list of winners and more information about the awards, visit:


Kelsey Bennett