NMRI 15th Anniversary Event Photos

NMRI Medallion Recipients

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In celebration of NMRI’s 15th Anniversary, select NMRI members were presented with Medallions.

This award recognizes an individual’s many years of significant service, contribution and loyalty to the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NIDDK/NIH). It exemplifies the individual’s highest commitment to improve our understanding of minority health. The NMRI Medallion is awarded to NMRI members following recommendations by NIDDK and NMRI leadership.


NMRI Planning Committee Chairs and Speakers

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Past Chair Dr. Heather Tarleton, Chair Dr. Lincoln Edwards, and Chair Elect Dr. Jose Romero

Past Chair Dr. Heather Tarleton
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Human Sciences
Loyola Marymount University

Chair Dr. Lincoln Edwards
University President and Professor
Northern Caribbean University

Chair Elect Dr. Jose Romero
Assistant Professor
Associate Physiologist
Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School


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Guest Speaker, Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH

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Key Note Speaker, Dr. Valantine, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH

Abstract Winners

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Dr. Ariana Pichardo-Lowden

Dr. Ariana Pichardo-Lowden
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hershey Medical Center
Penn State University


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Dr. Mariya Sweetwyne

Dr. Mariya Sweetwyne
Instructor
Division of Nephrology
University of Washington


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Dr. Joshua Joseph

Dr. Joshua Joseph
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Ohio State University


Poster Winners

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Dr. Oreoluwa Adedoyin

Dr. Oreoluwa Adedoyin
Post-doctoral fellow
Nephrology Division
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama


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Dr. Ebele Umeukeje

Dr. Ebele Umeukeje
Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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Dr. Ketrell McWhorter

Dr. Ketrell McWhorter
Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health