The Department of Emergency Medicine is honored to congratulate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, this year’s Nobel Prize winner for her contributions to securing peace in Liberia, to promoting economic and social development and to strengthening the position of women. Liberia’s first and only female president also secured re- election on November 10th. President Sirleaf’s son, Dr. James Sirleaf, was an invited speaker for EM Residency Conference on May 18th, giving a talk on sickle cell disease. Dr. Sirleaf practices Emergency Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut and is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the founder of the non-profit HEARTT (Health Education Relief Through Teaching). He is a longtime friend of Ed Jackem.
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