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Sickle cell disease, in the spotlight

Adrienne Scott, MD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, recalls her former patient, Gail Campbell Woolley, as “a force to be reckoned with.” A decorated journalist and avid world traveler, Woolley persevered through the effects of sickle cell disease throughout her life. But in her final years, as sickle cell attacked her eyesight and eroded her pulmonary functions, Woolley turned that force toward helping other sickle cell patients.

Before her death in 2015, Gail and her husband, Howard, a 1986 Master of Administrative Sciences alumnus of the Carey Business School, made a gift to support Scott’s research in sickle cell retinopathy. Howard Woolley later created the Gail Campbell Woolley Fund for Project ECHO to support Hopkins’ efforts to improve sickle cell patient care, carrying forward his late wife’s goals.

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