Student awarded Damewood Research Grant
Updated: Nov 16, 2021
Alexandra Lombardo, a medical student at Johns Hopkins who has been working with the Coleman Research Group since June 2021, was recently awarded the Damewood Medical Student Research Award. The purpose of the award is to promote scholarship in women's health among medical students at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Alexandra will be supported by Co-Investigators Saumya Sao and Runzhi Wang from the Coleman Research Group, Bronwyn Bedrick (2nd year GYN/OB Resident), and mentored by Dr. Jenell Coleman and Dr. Carolyn Sufrin.
Alexandra will use the funds to pursue a mixed methods project to assess barriers to menstrual equity for adolescents and young adults in the greater baltimore area. Menstrual hygiene management and stigma are extremely important for quality of life among adolescents and young adults, but the topic is hardly studied in the US. This project will aim to close these gaps in knowledge and determine methods to improve equity.
Ruoxi Yu, also a Coleman Research Group intern, was the previous and first winner of the award in 2020. You can read about her research project here.