Two members of the Welch Center core faculty and two trainees in the Center are 2010 inductees into the Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega Society, the honor society in the field of public health. Delta Omega was founded in 1924 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) to promote excellence and to recognize accomplishment in scholarship and research. Since the establishment at Johns Hopkins of the Alpha Chapter, the Society has expanded nationally to 59 local chapters with about 6,000 members.
Welch Center core faculty members inducted into Delta Omega this year are Frederick Brancati, MD, MHS, FACP, interim director of the Welch Center, and Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD, MPH.
Dr. Brancati is a professor in the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, in the Department of Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and in the School of Nursing. He is also the director of the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine, and a core faculty member and the interim director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
Dr. Navas-Acien holds joint appointments as assistant professor in the Departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health; she is also affiliatedd with the JHU Institute for Global Tobacco Control.
In addition, Welch Center trainees Dr. Saul Blecker and Ms. Anisha Talpade were inducted as Delta Omega student members. Dr. Blecker is mentored by Dr. Brancati, and Ms. Talpade, who completed her MPH in May, was a trainee of the Welch Center's Dr. Jessica Yeh.
Congratulations to all our new Delta Omega Society members!