Jamaican Doctor gets International Honour
Portland-born Dr Judith Green-McKenzie, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, was honored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an international medical society, when it bestowed upon her its 2015 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education or Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The honour is a lifetime-achievement award that recognises an individual who has shown distinction in and made significant contributions to academic excellence or research in the disciplines of occupational medicine (OM), environmental medicine, and/or environmental health.
Green-McKenzie was recognised for her outstanding leadership as director of University of Pennsylvania's OM Residency Programme, which has resulted in the development of a unique train-in-place programme that is an innovative model for post-graduate medical education. She is also a contributing writer for numerous scientific publications, focusing on outcomes in OM and mentors residents publishing scholarly work.
The accomplished doctor was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, to Daniel and Pearline Green. She graduated from Titchfield High School in 1977. She emigrated to the United States with her family and went on to attend Princeton University and Yale University School of Medicine from where she received her MD. She received her MPH from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Green-McKenzie remains active with the Alumni Association of Titchfield High School, Inc, South Florida chapter.