By Brooke Binson
The Medical Society of the District of Columbia has honored the director of the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease, James G. Taylor VI, MD, with the John Benjamin Nichols Award. Taylor received the award from UnitedHealthcare. The awards ceremony was held at the National Press Club on May 5.
This award highlights Taylor’s leadership of the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease. Taylor is being honored especially for his efforts in health equity and for cutting-edge medical research.
Taylor has expertise in human genetics research, hematology, sickle cell disease, genetics, and genomics. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. In addition to serving as the director of the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease, he serves as a professor in internal medicine and microbiology here at the University.
Dr. Susanne Bathgate, president of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC), praised Taylor contributions. “This year’s Capital Healthcare Honorees have a legacy of service, leadership, and commitment to medicine. The achievements of these physicians have been critical to the promotion and improvement of the health and wellbeing of our nation’s capital,” she said.