This year’s Minority Faculty Career Development Award (MFCDA) winners were recognized before a special Medical Grand Rounds (see related story) on May 26: Carolina Bibbo, MD, an associate obstetrician in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Dorlan Kimbrough, MD, an associate neurologist in the Multiple Sclerosis Center in the Department of Neurology.
Since its establishment in 1996, the MFCDA has been given to 33 faculty members by the Office of Multicultural Careers within the Center of Faculty Development and Diversity. It recognizes exceptional early-career physicians and scientists whose racial or ethnic identity is underrepresented in the medical profession.
Bibbo was recognized for her clinical expertise and leadership in women’s health, including her work to improve care for expectant mothers of twins and to develop novel techniques for treating high-risk pregnancies. Kimbrough was honored for his efforts to identify salient risk factors for multiple sclerosis and similar neurological disorders, with the goal of discovering interventions to prevent and mitigate such diseases.