Editor’s notes: A memorial service for Nadia is being planned for Jan. 16, 2019, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Bayview Asthma and Allergy Center, Richard A. Grossi Auditorium, 5301 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore.
To honor her life and the impact she made on the Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins is establishing the Dr. Nadia D. Morgan Memorial Fund. Through this endowment, a lectureship will be held to focus on the impact of African ancestry on the manifestations and course of the rheumatic diseases, and to fund support for fellows to attend national meetings in their areas of interest. Contribute online here.
In 1993, Tom Hanks received the Academy Award for his work on Philadelphia, a movie about a lawyer who was fired from his workplace after he was diagnosed with AIDS. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Hanks lamented that many of the people who helped bring the movie to fruition did not live to see him accept the award, having been taken from us far too soon. “And there lies my dilemma here tonight,” he said. “I know that my work … is magnified by the fact that the streets of heaven are too crowded with angels.”