Last May, the Brown Medical Alumni Association presented the inaugural Junior Alumni Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Marshala Lee MD’11, MPH.
Lee, a family medicine physician and director of the Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership Fund at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, developed an outreach program with barbershops in the community to educate Black men about high blood pressure. “I was taken aback when I learned I had received this award, because I know that I have an awesome set of peers,” Lee says. “We’re all out there being changemakers in our communities.” Galen Henderson MD’93 received the Senior Alumni Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for his work to increase the number of women and physicians from underrepresented backgrounds in academic medicine. “I feel that I stand on the shoulders of many people who have graduated from Brown,” Henderson says. “I’ve tried to prepare my shoulders to be stood upon by people who will take the baton and move it further along its course.”