Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Maranda Ward!

Congratulations to HELI 2019 alumna Maranda Ward, EdD, MPH, on her selection as the 2020-2021 Emerging Scholars Fellow at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences!

This career development award provides some research funding, a mentor team, and support for an individualized career development plan. She also gets to lead a value-driven project aligned to an institutional need.

Dr. Ward plans to focus on assessing GW’s existing commitment to health equity with its newfound commitment to racial equity. She has been tasked with developing and evaluating a train-the-trainer curriculum to advance the new Antiracism Coalition efforts for faculty, staff, and students across the medical enterprise.

“I’m excited that my career development award is aligned with an institutional need,” Ward said. “In addition to helping us truly live our social mission of advancing both racial and health equity, I also get to interface with senior leaders, expand my network, and raise my visibility.”

Dr. Ward is assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).

Sincere congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Maranda! Onward and upward she persists!

See the official announcement from GW.

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