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Michos Receives Scholarly Concentrations Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Dr. Erin Michos, associate professor in the Division of Cardiology, was named a 2021 winner of the Scholarly Concentrations Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award was created in 2015 as a way to recognize faculty mentors who best embody the goals of the Scholarly Concentrations Program in fostering the spirit of independent scholarship among Johns Hopkins medical students. Each year, students who believe their mentoring experience has been exceptional are encouraged to submit a one-page nomination letter. A committee of at least three faculty who have taught in the Scholarly Concentrations course ranks each letter according to the criteria listed below, and meets to discuss and select a winner(s). Dr. Michos was honored at the Medical Student Research Symposium (MSRS) earlier this month.


The award honors faculty mentors who clearly went above and beyond in their commitment to mentoring student research in the Scholarly Concentrations program, as evidenced by:

  1. Inspiring students to engage with original scholarship as a key part of their medical education
  2. Making student education a priority by guiding students to formulate research questions, design and perform experiments, and evaluate data
  3. Encouraging students to take to take ownership of an original project
  4. Supporting students at all stages of the project, from conception through implementation to presentation
  5. Demonstrating a commitment to mentoring through a meaningful investment of time and resources in students’ scholarly development
  6. Taking time to guide a student’s educational and personal development, including work-life balance, professional skills, and ethical conduct

Previous Award Winners

MSRS 2021

Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FASPC (Cardiology)

Margaret Chisolm, MD (Psychiatry)

Divya Srikumaran, MD (Ophthalmology)

MSRS 2020

Aaron Milstone, MD, M.H.S (Pediatrics)

Sujatha Kannan MBBS  (Pediatrics)

Sami Tuffaha, MD  (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

MSRS 2019

Jordan Duval-Arnould Dr.P.H, M.P.H. (Anesthesiology)

Chiadi Ndumele, M.D., M.H.S., Ph.D. (Cardiology)

Megan Collins, M.D. (Ophthalmology; Berman Institute of Bioethics)

MSRS 2018

Kristin Voegtline, PhD (Pediatrics)

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD (General Internal Medicine; Berman Institute of Bioethics)

Marc Halushka, MD, PhD (Oncology and Pathology)

MSRS 2017

Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS (General Internal Medicine)

Jacek Mostwin, MD, DPhil (Urology)

Susan Harvey, MD (Radiology)

MSRS 2016

Joel Blankson, MD, PhD (Infectious Disease)

David Dowdy, MD (Epidemiology)

Lisa Ishii, MD (Otolaryngology)

Masaru Ishii, MD, PhD (Otolaryngology)

MSRS 2015

Geetanjali Chander, MD, MPH (General Internal Medicine)

Michael Streiff, MD (Hematology)

Daniel Todes, PhD (History of Medicine)


Kelsey Bennett