Dr. Muyinatu Bell wins Chan Zuckerberg Science Diversity Leadership Award

For her groundbreaking research in imaging technologies to improve breast cancer detection, Muyinatu Bell, the John C. Malone Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, was recently named to the inaugural cohort of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Science Diversity Leadership Awards. 

The award, presented in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, aims to further the leadership and accomplishments of early- and mid-career biomedical researchers who, through their outreach and teaching, have a record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their fields. 

Bell’s project will develop a handheld photoacoustic imaging biopsy approach which, when combined with ultrasound imaging, will provide structural, anatomical, and molecular sensitivity to detect the presence of breast cancer. 

“The goals and selection criteria for this award deeply resonate with my core values to deliver the best possible science to the world,” Bell says. “I’m immensely grateful for a funding mechanism that recognizes and prioritizes these values, and I’m honored to be selected as an inaugural recipient.” 

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