Four Receive Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Awards

The Johns Hopkins Doris Duke Early Clinician Investigator Award honors the academic achievements and potential of early career clinician scientists conducting original and rigorous clinical research projects. Sponsored by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, these awards provide financial and mentoring resources for one to two years to junior physician scientists. We are proud to announce that all of this year's awardees are in the DOM.

  • Dr. Joanna Melia, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, will study "Manganese homeostasis in inflammatory bowel disease"
    Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Sears
  • Dr. Ann Parker, asssistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, will study "A Pilot, Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial of a Behavioral Activation and Rehabilitation Intervention to Improve Psychological and Physical Impairments in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors"
    Mentor: Dr. Dale Needham
  • Dr. Lydia Pecker, assistant professor in the Division of Hematology, will study "Ovarian Reserve in Women with Sickle Cell Disease"
    Mentor: Dr. Sophie Lanzkron
  • Dr. Catherine Simpson, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, will study "Understanding dysregulated metabolism in pulmonary hypertension"
    Mentor: Dr. Paul Hassoun