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Keshia Pollack Makes Daily Record VIP List for 2011



Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management and its Center for Injury Research and Policy, is a recipient of The Daily Record’s Very Important Professionals (VIP) Successful by 40 Award. The Daily Record created the VIP List to recognize younger professionals who have demonstrated success across Maryland. Winners are selected on the basis of professional accomplishment, civic involvement and impact of achievement. The Daily Record is a Maryland newspaper focused on legal and business news, and has been in existence for over one hundred years.

Pollack, who also received her doctorate training from the Center for Injury Research and Policy, is a renowned expert in injury prevention, policy and translation. Her work focuses on occupational injury, the link between injury and obesity, and the translation of injury research to inform policymaking. In addition to her research, Dr. Pollack is a gifted educator, and has been recognized by the Bloomberg school for excellence in teaching.

“Keshia is an outstanding scientist, teacher, advocate and colleague,” said Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy. “On behalf of the Injury Center, I congratulate her on this well-deserved honor, and look forward to her continued success in the field.”

The editors of The Daily Record selected 50 winners to the 2011 VIP List. The winners will be honored on Monday, September 26th at a reception in Baltimore, Md. Winners will also be profiled in a special magazine that will be included in the September 30th issue of The Daily Record.

For more information about The Daily Record’s VIP List awards, please visit