We are thrilled to share that our Center’s co-Director Dr. Melissa Walls won one of the most prestigious prizes of Johns Hopkins University, the President’s Frontier Award. The Award honors one JHU scientist a year from multiple divisions of the University for demonstrating significant scholarly achievement and showing exceptional promise for future work. It comes with a $250,000 prize to further the recipient’s research goals.
Dr. Walls was surprised with the award announcement yesterday by JHU President Ron Daniels and a delighted crowd of colleagues from across the country at the Center’s Baltimore office. Upon receiving the award Dr. Walls shared, “This is for Indigenous peoples and the idea to dream is so inspiring….it’s not because of me, but because of all of them. And I promise to be the best steward of that gift. It is an honor.” The Center’s Executive Director, Allison Barlow, shared: “This is a day our Center will hold in our hearts forever.” Addressing Dr. Walls, she continued, “You are bringing something extra to science: humanity and Indigenous ways of thinking and knowing that makes public health stronger and better.” Read more about Dr. Walls and her incredible achievement here https://hub.jhu.edu/…/melissa-walls-presidents…/