Dr. Sholas is a fierce advocate for Covid-19 vaccination, racial equity initiatives, and is a tireless voice for children with disabilities.
He is the leader of emPOWER NOLA, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program addressing childhood trauma in New Orleans through the reach of school-based health providers and culturally significant groups such as Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure clubs.
Top Advocacy Accolades
2021 Distinguished Public Service Award
from the American Academy of Physical Medicine
2001 Foundation Leadership Award
From the American medical association
Panelist for the southern christian leadership conference (SCLC)
at the 62nd annual Convention addressing poverty, the pandemic and the polls (voting)
Healthcare Transition Team for the Honorable John Bel Edwards
Governor, State of Louisiana, 2015