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The Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents

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The family, colleagues, and friends of Risa B. Mann, M.D. joined together to create the Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents to honor the life and work of an outstanding physician-scientist. Sadly, Risa died on June 26, 2015. She was a part of the Johns Hopkins family for more than 35 years before her retirement in 2004. Risa obtained her bachelor's and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins University and then completed four years of training in Anatomic Pathology at Hopkins, serving as Chief Resident in the Department of Pathology. After completing a fellowship in Hematopathology at the National Institutes of Health, she returned to Johns Hopkins where she was an active member of the Surgical Pathology service for 27 years. In 1995, Risa was named Professor of Pathology and Oncology, the 44th woman professor named at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and for 17 years served as Director of the Residency Training Program where she mentored the Department's residents and fellows as they embarked on their careers in pathology. A nationally recognized hematopathologist, she served on panels and boards of many professional organizations during her career and received numerous honors such as the Faculty Teaching Award in Pathology.

Throughout Risa's career, she was a staunch supporter and advocate for women in the field of Pathology. For many years, she taught medical students in the Year Two course in Pathology, introducing them to Dorothy Reed, a female pathologist at Johns Hopkins who was involved in recognizing the malignant cell in Hodgkin's Disease. A wife and mother of two, as well as an outstanding academic, Risa served as a role model for young women in medicine by showing them how to achieve success both personally and professionally.

The Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents provides support for resident research and education in the Department of Pathology.

If you would like to honor Dr. Risa Mann's legacy, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in her memory to the Risa B. Mann Fund for Residents through the Department of Pathology's online giving form by clicking the button below.

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