Honors and Awards

• Vanessa Northington Gamble, University Professor of Medical Humanities at George Washington University, received the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association.

Dr. Gamble is a graduate of Hampshire College. She holds a medical degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

• Sylester Flowers, founder of Ramsell Holding Corporation, a health services company, was presented with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement by Howard University. Flowers graduated magna cum laude from the Howard University School of Pharmacy in 1958. He then opened his first of many pharmacies in Oakland, California.

• Jonathan S. Holloway, professor of history, African-American studies, and American studies at Yale University, was given the DeVane Award, the university’s highest honor recognizing outstanding undergraduate teaching.

• Gwen Ifill, author and television journalist for the Public Broadcasting System, received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.