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Renee Jenkins MD, FAAP

Renée R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP is a professor and chair emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Howard University College of Medicine, and an adjunct professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University, both in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jenkins graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Hospital in New York City. After completing her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Montefiore Hospital, Dr. Jenkins started an adolescent medicine program at Howard University. In 1994, Dr. Jenkins was appointed department chair of Pediatrics, serving in this capacity until March 2007. Dr. Jenkins served as national president of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2007-2008. As a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she has served on national and local committees, including chairing the national Committee on Community Health Services and membership on the Committee on Federal Government Affairs (COFGA). She is a past Chair of the Pediatric Section of the National Medical Association and a national past-president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). Dr. Jenkins is also a member of the Institute of Medicine and served on the Board on Children, Youth and Families of the National Academy of Sciences. She is currently the principal investigator at Howard for the DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities, in collaboration with Children’s National Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University Pediatrics Department, Primary Care Division.

Dr. Jenkins’ research focuses on adolescent pregnancy prevention. Her publications and presentations range from adolescent health and sexuality to violence prevention and health issues of minority children. She lectures throughout the United States and abroad.

Renee’s daughter, Kristinza Woodard is a forensic pathology fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Jenkins is a proud grandmother of Jay Michael Giese II, the son of Kristinza and husband Jay.
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