Three Welch Center trainees were among those chosen to be the 2011 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. The Welch Center trainees who will enter the honorary society this year are Mariana Lazo-Elizondo, MD, ScM, PhD, Chiadi Ndumele, MD, and Jonathan Rubin, MD.
Mariana Lazo-Elizondo, MD, ScM, PhD, has recently completed her doctorate in clinical epidemiology, studying non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with Welch Center core faculty member Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH. Previously, she earned her medical degree at La Salle University in Mexico and her ScM degree at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Now a post-doctoral trainee in the Department of Epidemiology, Dr. Lazo-Elizondo continues her research with Dr. Clark, Fred Brancati, MD, MHS, FACP, and Elizabeth Selvin, PhD, MPH, on the epidemiology of chronic diseases--while also participating in the Hopkins sponsored internet-based Certificate Program for Public Health Managers by teaching epidemiology to public health managers in Latin America.
Chiadi Ndumele, MD, is Fellow in the Division of Cardiology of the Department of Medicine. He has been pursuing his MHS degree in cardiovascular epidemiology under the tutelage of Welch Center core faculty member Joseph Coresh, MD, PhD. Dr. Ndumele spent his undergraduate years at Johns Hopkins before taking his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. His research interests are centered on cardiovascular disease prevention, obesity, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Jonathan Rubin, MD, is a Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology. He has been earning his MHS degree in cardiovascular epidemiology, working with Welch Center core faculty member Joseph Coresh, MD, PhD. Dr. Rubin received his medical degree from the University of Panama. His research interests lie in the areas of preventive cardiology, coronary calcium scoring, and cardiovascular risk stratification.
This year’s new Delta Omega Alpha Chapter members were honored at an induction ceremony at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on May 17th. Congratulations to all three of our Welch Center trainees on achieving this distinction!