The Black Lives Matter Summer Scholarship is a collaborative effort between the neurosurgery departments of Johns Hopkins, the University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The aim of the scholarship is to give Black medical students early exposure and research experience in the fields of neuroscience and neurosurgery. The Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University is excited to announce our inaugural fellows: Erin Walker and Jordann Wilson. Erin is a student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Jordann attends the Drexel University College of Medicine. In June and July, Erin and Jordann will conduct research in neuroscience and neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
“Our department is serious about addressing the lack of underrepresented people in the field of neurosurgery,” said Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, the Ralph G. Dacey Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery and head of the Department of Neurosurgery. “The creation of this summer program is a positive step in the right direction and I’m looking forward to getting to know Erin and Jordann and learning how we can help them in their medical journey.”