UWI Pelican Dr Gail Kerr receives Johns Hopkins Distinguished Visiting Professorship in diversity

UWI Pelican Dr Gail Kerr receives Johns Hopkins Distinguished Visiting Professorship in diversity

Dr Gail Kerr is the 16th Annual Myron L. Weisfeldt Distinguished Visiting Professor in Diversity, 2019 for the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Diversity Council and the School of Medicine and she was the featured speaker at Medical Grand Rounds on February 1, 2019.

The theme of her talk was “Reducing ethnic disparities in rheumatoid arthritis: using EMRAC as a roadmap.” Dr. Kerr completed both her medical degree and internal medicine residency at The UWI, where she also served as Chief Resident. She completed fellowship training at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Maryland. She is Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and Howard University Hospital, and Professor of medicine at Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is an internationally recognised physician-researcher and she has an outstanding record of national and international service, including as a member of the Steering Committee for the Caribbean Rheumatology Association. Named by her peers and colleagues as one of the top 21 doctors in the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area, this UWI Pelican has received many awards for her research excellence, exceptional contributions to graduate medical education and service. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Royal Colleges of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.

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