Thursday, February 07, 2013
Gregory Carey, Ph.D., director of student summer research and community outreach at the School of Medicine, has been honored with the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award for outstanding faculty/staff.
Dr. Carey, also assistant professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was presented with the award Feb. 7 at the university’s annual event to commemorate Dr. King and Black History month by recognizing student and faculty leaders in diversity and inclusiveness.
As the Director of Student Summer Research and Community Outreach, Dr. Carey oversees and is responsible for medical student research activities, including electives, summer and year-off activities. He oversees recruitment to and advising for the School of Medicine's summer research programs for health professional, undergraduate and high school students.
In his outreach roles within the Office of Student Research and as a co-chair on the President's Outreach Council, Dr. Carey explores research, mentoring and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) educational opportunities for students at all levels and from broad backgrounds, on and off the University of Maryland campus. The MLK Jr. Diversity Award recognizes him for these mentoring efforts.
In addition, Dr. Carey is the leader (P.I.) of a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute-funded research program focused on increasing the understanding of factors that determine life and death decisions in lymphoma and in other cancers. His teaching activities cover both basic and special topics in immunology and oncology in the Graduate School and the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Carey is a member of the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID) and of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
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