Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MHRI Associate Awarded John L. Green Scholarship

Guest Blogger: Ron M. Migues, M.D., Scientific Center Administrative Director, MedStar Health Research Institute
For the past several years, I have witnessed the efforts of my team members giving back to the community.  Today was just the opposite; our MedStar community was giving back to an associate. One of our MCRC associates, Antonio Pineda, was the recipient of one of several John L. Green Scholarship awards hosted at a luncheon held at The Kings Contrivance restaurant in Columbia, Maryland. Antonio is continuing his education in Public Health and the $3,500 award along with his educational assistance will get him closer to his goal. He contributes so much to the community as a treatment navigator for the Ryan White Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and leads the support group for the HIV HOPE grant through DC Department of Health. 
Dr. Joy Drass began the reception speaking of her relationship with the late John L. Green and the reasons MedStar started this scholarship in his name. Two of his sons present to congratulate the recipients; Lee Green stood and spoke of the number of applicants and their wonderful stories and how difficult it was to pick only a handful of recipients. It takes courage and determination to go back and continue one’s dreams of further education.  Antonio is only one of many here at MedStar.
It was a very nice reception where everyone enjoyed each other’s company around a great meal. I saw it as one big family in celebration. 

1 comment:

  1. Michelle Magee, MDAugust 11, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    I also remember working alongside John Green. It is special to see his memory living on in a meaningful way. Congratulations to (my EB neighbor) Antonio on the award and best of luck with your studies.