Living the Hopkins Mission
As a part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Clinical Scholar Megan Tschudy MD, MPH, and Culture of Health Leader Thomas Cudjoe MD, GER, were selected to serve as two of the 125 “Living the Hopkins Mission” honorees. The honorees were nominated by their peers in the medical school, and selected for their outstanding dedication to the core values of Johns Hopkins University, namely:
- Excellence & Discovery: Be the best. Commit to exceptional quality and service by encouraging curiosity, seeking information, and creating innovative solutions.
- Leadership & Integrity: Be a role model. Inspire others to achieve their best and have the courage to do the right thing.
- Diversity & Inclusion: Be open. Embrace and value different backgrounds, opinions, and experiences.
- Respect & Collegiality: Be kind. Listen to, understand, and embrace others’ unique skills and knowledge.
Read more about both of these leaders below:
Megan Tschudy, MD, MPH:
Megan is an assistant professor of pediatrics in Baltimore. Since joining Johns Hopkins University, Megan has become assistant medical director of the Harriet Lane Clinic, where she has worked to develop new and innovative solutions to eliminate health disparities in pediatric care by integrating school attendance data into clinical care.
In the Clinical Scholars program, Megan and her two partners, Katherine Connor, MD, MSPH, and Katherine Bissett, BA, BSN—also Johns Hopkins health care professionals—aim to work with school-based health centers, primary care providers, insurers, and school districts to design and implement a school-based asthma controller program that will reduce absenteeism and improve outcomes for all kids, regardless of their status or risk factors.
Thomas Cudjoe, MD, GER:
Thomas Cudjoe is a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins and staple of the Baltimore community, where he serves as a mentor through the Thread: The New Social Fabric program works to fight hunger with Baltimore City Eating Together and leads the Department of Medicine Civic Engagement Initiative.
As a part of the Culture of Health Leaders program, Thomas draws on his medical knowledge, his public health training, and his experiences as a caregiver for his grandparents to develop and disseminate strategies to sustain and improve the well-being of older adults. For Thomas, improving mobility and social engagement are essential to sustaining elders’ physical and mental health, and to ensuring their ability to be the community treasures they truly are.