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 are participating in programs at Bayview, and to celebrate their work and welcome them to our campus, the Medical Center hosted the 5th Annual Bayview Summer Scholars Celebration on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., University Distinguished Professor of the Johns Hopkins University, was the featured speaker. 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.