Dr. Jehan El-Bayoumi to Receive ADC’s Ralph Johns Civil Rights Award!

Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | May 13, 2022- The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is happy to announce this year’s Ralph Johns Civil Rights Award will be presented to Dr. Jehan El-Bayoumi.

ADC invites you to register for the 2022 Convention and join us in honoring Dr. El-Bayoumi and the other awardees at the 2022 Convention Gala!

The Ralph Johns Award is named after Mr. Ralph Johns, an unsung civil rights activist who risked his own life and safety to support the 1960s civil rights movement in the United States, namely in the segregated south. An Arab-American, Mr. Johns was a tireless defender of civil rights for all Americans. ADC presents the Ralph Johns Award to a civil rights leader who embodies Mr. Johns’ life work and advocates for the civil rights of all people. ADC is honored to present this year’s Ralph Johns Award top Dr. El-Bayoumi for her work advocating for access to health care for historically underserved communities.

Jehan (Gigi) El-Bayoumi, MD, FACP received her Bachelor of Science and Medical Degrees from the University of Michigan.  She then completed her Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University.  She was the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency for 15 years prior to founding the Rodham Institute.  The institute, named for Dorothy Rodham, was established to improve health equity in Washington DC.  The Rodham Institute’s 3 areas of focus are: Youth Educational Programming & Health Workforce Development, Training the Current and Future Health Care Team about Applied Health Equity and Community Collaborations and Partnerships.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rodham Institute distributed 560,000 masks and hand sanitizers to under served communities.  It held over 50 webinars about a wide-ranging area of topics related to the Covid crisis including mental health, vaccination education, how the pandemic has impacted various communities that are historically overlooked such as the disabled and deaf and hard of hearing. These webinars featured both academic and community-based organizations to highlight their work.  Several partner church leaders participated in and livestreamed these webinars.

She has been the recipient of the 2018 American College of Physician’s Dr. W Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Health Care, the 2015 Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area Matthew McNulty Award and the 2014 Medical Society of the District of Columbia’s 2014 Certificate of Meritorious Service.  She is currently a Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences where she continues to care for patients as a general internist and teach medical students and residents.

Register for the convention and join us for the Awards Ceremony at our 2022 National Convention Gala! We will be at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, June 17 and 18. 

Book here using the discounted rate!

The theme for this year’s National Convention will be “New Challenges, New Realities, New Opportunities” and we can’t wait to have you! After a two-year hiatus, we are excited to gather with our community again. We are putting together an informative, cultural, diverse, and fun program for you. We hope to see you in our Nation’s Capital this June!

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We hope you can join us on the evening of June 18th for our convention closing gala. See you then!


June 17 & June 18



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