Damien Myers, MD, MPH
Community Organizer, BMe Baltimore
BMe is the largest network of black male social entrepreneurs in the U.S. This award-winning network of community-builders is known for defining people by their positive contributions to society and for helping to build health, wealth, hope and opportunities in urban communities. Dr. Myers is also the Chief Operations Officer for Project Pneuma, which focuses on teaching young men forgiveness and self-control through meditation, yoga, breathing techniques, focus drills, martial arts, intense physical training and exposure to different cultures.
TIn 2010, Dr. Myers left clinical medicine to devote his time to educating, inspiring and cultivating the next generation of African-American health care professionals. Since then, he has personally mentored more than 300 black students who successfully enrolled in public health, nursing or medical school programs. He founded the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program at Western High School in Baltimore City. Under his leadership and with more than 30 industry partnerships, 100% of program graduates completed summer science internships while in high school, 100% enrolled in four-year universities and over 90% earned academic scholarships.
Dr. Myers has received numerous awards including the Elijah Saunders, MD Trailblazer Award for his efforts to decrease health care disparities in urban communities and the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama for his service to the Baltimore community. He holds degrees from Morehouse College (BS, Biology), University of Alabama at Birmingham (MPH in Epidemiology), and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (MD).
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