Awards and Honors: August 2023


Dr. Omar Abdul-Rahman, chief of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics, has joined the board of directors for FASD United, an organization that advocates for individuals and families affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. As a board member, Dr. Abdul-Rahman will help create a path towards progress for people with FASD through leadership, service and accountability.

Dr. Laura Santambrogio, professor of radiation oncology and of physiology and biophysics, was elected to the American Association of Immunologists’ Nominating Committee, which is dedicated to identifying and recommending outstanding association members as candidates for election to AAI leadership positions.

Dr. Priya Velu, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, was accepted into the AAMC’s 2023 Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar. The seminar provides women at the assistant professor level with foundational leadership knowledge and skills to help them advance and thrive as successful leaders in academic medicine and science.

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