Sheila Chapman, MD, Named April’s Distinguished Faculty of the Month

Dr. Chapman in her whitecoat outside leaning against a car with a BU sticker in redThe Faculty Affairs Office is pleased to announce that Sheila Chapman, MD, is April’s Distinguished Faculty of the Month.

Chapman received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard College, MS in biology from St. John’s University, N.Y., and her MD from New York Medical College. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Faulkner Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in addiction medicine at Boston Medical Center. She joined BUSM in 1990 as a clinical instructor. In addition to her clinical duties in the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, she is actively involved in recruiting and retaining the next generation of underrepresented minority students, residents and faculty to care for the diverse patient population.

Her nominators say, “Dr. Chapman has also been a role model for junior faculty in the Department of Medicine. She always attends the ‘Minorities and Allies’ dinners. Her warm and welcoming personality always puts everyone at ease. She offers support and many pearls of wisdom to junior faculty.

“Furthermore, Dr. Chapman was particularly instrumental in the creation of a leadership and career development program for underrepresented minorities in the Department of Medicine.  Her institutional knowledge and valuable insight were critical to the success of the program.”

The nomination states, “Dr. Chapman has helped create a vibrant and welcoming community on the Boston University Medical Campus.”


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