Education & Honors

Educational Institutions and Hospital Training:

  • AB. Degree, Western Reserve University; Adelbert College; Cleveland, OH
  • M.D. Degree, Western Reserve University; School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • MS. Degree, Western Reserve University; Graduate School, Bio-Medical Sciences, Cleveland, OH
  • Intern and Assistant Resident in Medicine, The John Hopkins Hospital, Osier Medical Service, Baltimore, MD
  • Ph.D, University of Maryland; School of Medicine, Department of Physiology

Major: Physiology

Honors Awards:

  • Schwentker Award, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Outstanding Research Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honors in Medical School, Case-Western Reserve University
  • Pioneer Award, ICCC/NGO/UN, Recipient, Presented at the United Nations, NY, February 08, 2008 (See Pioneer Award attachment)
  • Annual Book of the Year Awards. Health Category, First Place Winner; Soy Smart Health: Discover the “Super Food” That Fights Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Menopausal Discomforts, and Estrogen Dominance. By Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D., Rita Elkins M.H., Richard A. Passwater Ph.D. (Woodland Publishing). The awards presented Saturday, June 2, 2001 @ ABA Trade Show in Chicago, Il. Recognition from the publishing community from ForeWord Magazine.
  • Aaron Brown Scholastic Prize [National Phi Delta Epsilon]
  • Honorary Membership, Association of Mental Health Administration
  • The Civitan Club of Baltimore Award
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Society of Logistics Engineers
  • Myrtle Wreath Award for Contributions to the Field of Mental Health and Environmental Health, Hadassah
  • Leader in Life-Saving Award, Safety Club of Maryland
  • Maryland Optometric Association Public Health Award
  • First Honor Roll Award for Outstanding Service, Izaak Walton League of America
  • Presidential Award for Appreciation for Services and Contributions, Maryland Public Health Association Award
  • Special Citation, Central Maryland Heart Association, Inc.
  • Lung Association of Maryland Certificate of Appreciation Award
  • Award for Community Service: United Fund, CICHA Campaign
  • ACT Award for Professionalism in Communications
  • Fellow of the Society of Rusk Physicians, Professors and friends in conjunction with RUSK WITHOUT WALLS