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Women in Leadership Positions

saulsOn January 27, a panel of dynamic women gathered to discuss the challenges, opportunities, victories, and lessons they’ve encountered along their journeys and careers in leadership. 

“A manager supports the movement of the ball, a leader directs the direction of the ball”, shared Shanaysha Sauls, president and CEO of Baltimore Community Foundation as she reflected on the lessons she has learned as a leader....Read more

Unsung Hero: Brother Paul

brother PaulIf you walk down the 900 block of Glover Street and Ashland Avenue you might find neighbors, both young and old, playing chess on a human sized chess board painted by local artist Genevia Rogers or families eating together in the Garden of Eden. This is because local community leaders, such as Paul Dixson, known as Brother Paul to most, have been keeping their community together for over 30 years. ...Read more

400 Years Later, The Legacy of Slavery on Health Equity

forumDecember 11, 2019, the Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted a forum to examine the complex history of slavery and its impact on health equity in Baltimore, Maryland and across the United States.

The event was co-hosted by the Center for Health Equity and Urban Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University; Office of Public Health Practice and Training and SOURCE at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Below is a summary we captured at the event. You can also read Dr. Lisa Cooper's, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Baltimore Sun op-ed piece about the legacy of slavery on public health here...Read more

Small Grant Recipient Publishes Youth Cookbook!

A student slicing carrotsEvery year the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute provides funding to community-university—graduate, faculty, and undergraduate—partnerships that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore.

In 2019, Margarita Ramos, MD, MPH, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Sharrica Boldon,...Read more

2019 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award Winner: MERIT Health Leadership Academy

HLMA 2019 WinnersOn a given Saturday you might find a Baltimore City high school student walking the halls of one of many Johns Hopkins centers and departments with a doctor or researcher. Over the next 10 years or so these same students will be walking the halls of Johns Hopkins and other institutions around the world as leading researchers and medical professionals....Read more