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Sherita Hill Golden, MD

April 29, 2017 — The UVA Medical Alumni Association recognized Sherita Hill Golden, MD ’94, as co-recipient of its 2017 Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award during a presentation on April 29 in Charlottesville. Dr. Golden received the award along with Robert S. Brown, Sr., MD 67.

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and executive vice-chair of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. She is director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Inpatient Glucose Management Program.

The author of more than 150 articles, 12 book chapters, and 4 monographs, Dr. Golden’s epidemiological research interests focus on two areas: (1) endogenous sex hormones as risk factors for CVD, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance in post-menopausal women and (2) mental health complications of diabetes and the biological, hormonal, and behavioral factors that might explain these associations. Her health services research focuses on understanding and eliminating diabetes health disparities and implementing and evaluating systems interventions to improve patient safety and quality of care in hospitalized patients with diabetes. She serves as the principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins site of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcome Study and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Golden is a devoted mentor and currently serves as director of the Epidemiology and Clinical Research in Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Grant.

Dr. Golden is an incredible role model for underrepresented individuals in medicine and has also been very active nationally as a woman in medicine and has risen to a prominent leadership role at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Congratulations to Dr. Golden on her distinguished career and on this well-deserved recognition.