Post Named Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professor of Cardiology

Dr. Wendy Post has been appointed as the inaugural Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professor of Cardiology. Wendy will be the first female faculty member to hold an endowed professorship in the Division of Cardiology, which is a testament to her impressive scientific scholarship, clinical skills, administrative leadership and commitment to the mentorship of both faculty and fellows.

Dr. Post is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research for the Division of Cardiology. She also serves as the director of the Hopkins field center for the NIH- funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Wendy first arrived at Johns Hopkins as a cardiology fellow in 1994, and has rightfully earned a reputation as an internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular disease and epidemiology research during her nearly three decades at Johns Hopkins.

The Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professorship has been established by Dr. Nancy Grasmick, who served as the State Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools from 1991 – 2011. Nancy, who currently serves on the Osler Advisory Board, has also established both the Lou and Nancy Grasmick Research Fellowship in Cardiology and an endowment to support the physician-scientist pathway of the Osler Medical Residency in the Department of Medicine. These and other gifts from Nancy and her late husband Lou, a former member of the Heart and Vascular Institute Board of Governors, represent an impressive history of philanthropic support throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine.