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History of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in East Baltimore

Seminars and Symposia

Capacity-Building Workshops for Community-Based Organizations

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Health  

Johns Hopkins and Big Brothers Big Sisters

Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program

C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Community Health Scholarship


Seminars and Symposia

The UHI hosts symposia in partnership with various community organizations. The symposia aim to create discussions and dialogue on critical issues for our community. Each program includes an open forum for the Hopkins and neighborhood communities.

Harriet Washington
Click here for a list of past symposia
and to view full-length videos of each event.
Harriet Washington,bioethics journalist
and award-winning author,
leads a UHI symposium exploring the role
of race and research in America.

Capacity-Building Workshops for Community-Based Organizations

The UHI hosts a series of capacity-building workshops for community-based organizations in Baltimore. Topics include grant writing skills, program evaluation, effective advocacy and leadership development. The workshops attract participants from a wide range of community-serving organizations. Our goal is to respond to community issues by making the expertise of JHU accessible to the community.

Become a member of the UHI listserv to receive alerts about upcoming workshops.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Health

The goal of the UHI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is to promote future leaders in the field of urban health. The fellows, each working in tandem with a Johns Hopkins faculty member, carry out scholarly research and develop publications on such issues as community violence, sexual health/STIs and HIV, early childhood development, community health assessments, and chronic diseases.

This fellowship provides an opportunity to collaborate with faculty at Johns Hopkins in the Schools of Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, and Education. The fellow receives mentoring regarding research opportunities, publications, and career development, and, in collaboration with faculty, conducts research and publishes papers focusing on important topics in urban health.

Eligibility
Candidates should have completed a doctorate (MD, PhD, DrPH) and demonstrated skills in undertaking community-based research. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the inclusion of the community in the planning and conducting of research.

 Become a member of the UHI listserv to be notified when we are accepting applications.


Johns Hopkins and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Help children reach their fullest potential by volunteering your time!

BBBS
UHI administrator Pamala Martin, mentors a Tench Tilghman middle school student.

“Bigs” in School
“Bigs” visit a school once a week and have lunch with their “Littles.” A Big Brothers Big Sisters representative is on site to provide activities and guidance. The session includes lunch, academic enrichment and free time. Communication outside of school is encouraged through group activities, phone, letters or e-mail.

Community 1:1
This program matches volunteers with children in the community. Outings take place during free time for both parties—usually weekends or after school—and can range in activities from throwing a football, shooting hoops or just “hanging out.”

For more information and to become a Big:

Download the full description of opportunities for Johns Hopkins employees
Download the application
Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters on the web


Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program

The UHI has joined efforts with Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and YouthWorks—a city campaign to connect Baltimore City youth with summer jobs—to expand the Summer Jobs Program at Johns Hopkins. The goal of the Summer Jobs Program is to provide meaningful summer employment opportunities for high school students in Baltimore. The program was launched by the Office of Community Education Programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1994 with about 25 participants and increased steadily each year. In 2009, the UHI and the Office of the Provost provided support to expand this important program to Johns Hopkins University.

The Summer Jobs Program is a mentorship that exposes students to possible careers paths, workplace culture, and educational opportunities. The program is open to Baltimore high school students over 15 years old, with preference given to students who live or attend school in Baltimore City. The application process begins in January and the six-week paid internship extends from mid-June to late July. Departments interested in the program should contact Sha’Pell Peterson in the Johns Hopkins Health Systems Department of Human Resources at 410-955-1488 or speter25@jhmi.edu.
Johns Hopkins to Fund 250 Youth in Summer Jobs Program (JHU Gazette, May 4, 2009)


C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Community Health Scholarship

The C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Community Health Scholarship is awarded to exceptional doctoral students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who are committed to eliminating health disparities in Baltimore. The award provides tuition, a living stipend for up to fi ve years of study and a research grant of $10,000.

2007 Brown ScholarsResearch Focus
Stephanie FarquharPublic health impact of East Baltimore’s new 80-acre Biotech Park
Chandra JacksonHealth disparities associated with chronic diseases, such as obesity and type-2 diabetes
Amanda LatimoreSocial epidemiology with the goal of reducing HIV, syphilis and other diseases transmitted among Baltimore’s marginalized populations
2009 Brown Scholars  
Michelle TaylorPublic health issues associated with obesity
Desmond FlaggPublic health issues associated with obesity
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