Every summer, researchers and faculty on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus host students from across the United States in their laboratories and in our clinics. Programs at the National Institute on Aging and National Institute of Drug Abuse, as well as several Johns Hopkins University programs, focus on recruiting underrepresented minorities and those from underprivileged backgrounds with the goal of increasing diversity in Academic Medicine and science in the decades to come.
This summer nearly 150 students will participate in the programs at Bayview, and to celebrate their work and welcome them to our campus, the Medical Center will host the 5th Annual Bayview Summer Scholars Celebration on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 4 p.m., in the Asthma & Allergy Center Auditorium. We are honored that Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., University Distinguished Professor of the Johns Hopkins University, will be the featured speaker in July. Dr. Watkins is an internationally recognized academic leader known for his pioneering work in preventing sudden cardiac death through the implantation of the world’s first cardiac defibrillator. He retired last year from his role of Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and as the Associate Dean for Post-Graduate Education in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Watkins has been a role model and champion for enriching diversity in Academic Medicine at Johns Hopkins and across the United States.
To register for this event, please contact Kimberly Monson, program coordinator, at email@example.com or 410-550-1118.