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Richard Huganir, Director, Neuroscience
William Guggino, Director, Physiology
Mario Amzel, Director, Biophysics
Kostas Lyketsos, Chief of Psychiatry, Bayview
Dalal Haldeman, VP, Marketing & Comm.
David Thomas, Director, Infectious Diseases
Richard Bennett, EVP, Bayview
Richard Zorowitz, Chief, PM&R, Bayview
Mary Myers, COO, HomeCare Group
Chi Dang, Institute of Medicine
Grace Hollins, Halle Prize
Robin Wantz, Presidential Leadership Award
Michael Steele
Michael Bloomberg
James Earl Jones
Belafonte Harry Belafonte
Taylor Branch Branch
Chao Elaine Chao

Hopkins Medicine: The Year in Pictures

Prestigious Honor
Carol Greider, recipient of the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.

2006 was a year of significant milestones and change, distinguished by several prestigious honors.
The 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research went to Carol Greider, director of molecular biology and genetics. Hopkins Hospital ranked No. 1 for the 16th year in a row in U.S. News & Report’s annual rankings, and the School of Medicine scored the No. 2 spot in the magazine’s list of medical schools.

Research Powerhouse
For the 14th consecutive year, Johns Hopkins ranked first in NIH awards. Advances poured forth, including the discovery, made by scientists at the Kimmel Cancer Center, of the complete genetic code of breast and colon tumors.

Shovels in the Ground
The new clinical buildings took a giant step forward with groundbreaking in June. There was thrilling news: a $100 million anonymous gift to support initiatives in public health, humanities—and especially, the construction of the new children’s tower. Beginning in July, pediatric faculty and staff moved into the new Harriet Lane Children’s Health Building. Ground was broken for the first life science building in the new Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, and a second cancer research building was dedicated in December.

Foundation for the Future
Ground was broken for the new clinical buildings in June.

Student Enrichment
The academic year kicked off with groundbreaking for a medical education building, even as a new curriculum, built on a genetic framework, was under development. The four advisory colleges, known since their inception in 2004 simply as colleges A, B, C and D, were officially named for late greats Dan Nathans, Florence Sabin, Helen Taussig and Vivien Thomas.


art and medicine
Art and Medicine
Medical students refined their observational skills at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Business Was Booming
Financially, it was a very good year, with every component of the enterprise, including the School, three hospitals, Community Physicians, HealthCare and Home Care, flourishing and real synergies developing among them.

Far and Wide
But Hopkins Medicine didn’t just grow regionally. JHM International announced a management agreement with a hospital in the United Arab Emirates and a consulting agreement with one in Dublin. Hopkins-affiliated hospitals opened in Beirut and Panama. In Singapore, while the University shut down its research program, a clinical program in oncology flourished.

Back at Home
Faculty and staff struggled to get up to speed on HopkinsOne, the massive initiative that will bring together business operations into one integrated system. At year’s end, after logging countless hours in training sessions, both online and in person, employees hunkered down, preparing for the Jan. 1 go-live date.

Mission Redefined
The institution reaffirmed its commitment to diversity.


Emphasizing diversity, a revised “Mission, Vision and Values” statement underscored a commitment to hire people from across all cultures.

Finally, at the fall Celebration of Service Excellence, hundreds of employees from across Hopkins Medicine came together to reaffirm a commitment to a culture of safety, service and quality improvement.

Anne Bennett Swingle

Community Ties
Students from East Baltimore elementary schools visited labs on the sixth annual Science Day.

Bert Vogelstein, Ken Kinzler and Victor Velculescu deciphered the genetic code of breast and colon tumors.

Service Excellence
Everyone came together to reaffirm a commitment to service, quality and safety.

Healthy @ Hopkins
Prevention programs like “Fitness Fridays” kept staff healthy and health costs down.

Construction Begins
The new clinical buildings will rise on the cleared land in the foreground.

Cops on Wheels 
Security’s Special Response Unit took to the streets on Segways last spring. They’re still on a roll.

M.D. Glee
Medical school graduates celebrated at the end of the academic year.



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