PhD student Perri Johnson recognized for Research & Service
UofM-UTHSC BME PhD candidate Perri Johnson was recently awarded the Lee & Jennie Beaumont Endowment Scholarship for his study in the field of arthritis and connective tissue disease with faculty mentor, Dr. Denis DiAngelo. (Perri’s work is focused on designing a device to improve healing, reduce muscle atrophy and shorten recovery time of recreational runners and military personnel suffering from tibial bone stress injuries.) In addition, Perri's dedicated service and mentorship through multiple community-development and educational organizations has been featured in the Spring 2023 UTHSC Graduate Health Science magazine. Perri's service, outreach, and mentoring activities include the Black Student Association (Graduate Health Sciences representative on the executive board), Kingdom Community Builders (a Christian non-profit community development organization serving inner-city Memphis), and as a member of the West Tennessee STEM Hub (providing services and resources to increase middle school students' interest in STEM fields). Congratulations, Perri!