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40 Under 40

Several George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) faculty members were honored with 40 Under 40 Awards during the 2018–19 academic year.

SMHS Assistant Professors of Medicine Ashté Collins, MD, FASN, and Chavon Onumah, MD, MPH, each received 40 Under 40 awards from their undergraduate alma mater, Xavier University of Louisiana, for their commitment to creating positive impact on their communities.

SMHS Assistant Professors Kofi Essel, MD ’11, MPH ’17, the director of the Community/Urban Health Scholarly Concentration and a community pediatrician at Children’s National Health System (Children’s National); Ankoor Shah, MD, MBA, MPH, medical director for the IMPACT D.C. Asthma Clinic at Children’s National; and Maranda Ward, EdD ’17, MPH, an expert on health equity in the SMHS Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, were among this year’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health recognized by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) at the 2019 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities, in Washington, D.C.