Johns Hopkins University Scholar Honored for Work to Promote Diversity in Nursing

Phyllis Sharps, professor and associate dean for community programs and initiatives at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, was named as the recipient of the Diversity in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare. The award is presented by the magazine in conjunction with the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility at the Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta.

“I am humbled to be acknowledged for my contribution to such an important topic within nursing and the world,” Dr. Sharps said. “My career has offered me many opportunities to stand for diversity, and I will continue to advocate for the innovation, inclusivity, and excellence that comes from the power of diverse populations.”

Dr. Sharps, who holds the Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Chair at Johns Hopkins, is a graduate of the Nursing University of Maryland. She earned a master’s degree in maternal and child health nursing education from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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