NHLBI Acting Director Dr. Susan Shurin received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service from The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association. One of the university's highest honors, the award is given to selected alumni in appreciation of their service to the public.
Dr. Shurin was recognized for her "contributions to pediatric medicine related to hematology and oncology, to federal medical research, to university leadership, and to the management of many national associations and foundations."
Dr. Shurin's service "has enriched countless lives and furthered national research; you are a role model for our future scientists," noted Dr. Edward Miller, dean of the medical faculty at Hopkins. "The immeasurable advances you have made in the fields of pediatric hematology and oncology bring honor to this institution; the School of Medicine is proud to be affiliated with a physician and leader of your caliber."
Dr. Shurin accepted the award in a ceremony at the Biennial Meeting of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association on June 10, 2011.