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The John D. Strandberg Fund

John D. StrandbergDr. John D. Strandberg’s career as a scientist, pathologist, leader, and mentor has profoundly influenced the veterinarians and scientists he worked with and trained. He directed the department’s training program for twenty-six years. He did so as a true labor of love, and we wish to honor this legacy.

With a generous lead gift from Dr. Strandberg’s long-time colleague and friend, Linda C. Cork, the Department established the John D. Strandberg Fund to honor his dedication to young scientists. The Fund will be a flexible source of support for trainees to help provide equipment, and supplies, and to facilitate travel to meetings. As it grows, the Fund will provide critically important stipends for trainees while they study for their board examinations.

Continuing support from Johns Hopkins alumni and others will ensure that Dr. Strandberg’s magnificent dedication to science will be shared with future generations of veterinary pathologists and laboratory animal veterinarians.

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About John D. Strandberg

Dr. Strandberg directed the Comparative Pathology and Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Programs at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for three decades. He also was Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine for 17 years. During his tenure at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Strandberg had a tremendous impact on the field of comparative pathology and laboratory animal medicine, mentoring over 60 young pathologists and laboratory animal veterinarians, serving on national committees that developed policies for the humane use of research animals, participating in NIH study sections and site visits, and pursuing his research interests resulting in over 120 peer-reviewed publications.

The breadth and depth of Dr. Strandberg’s knowledge seemed infinite. Yet he always shared it with humility and compassion and an abundance of humor. Dr. Strandberg’s friends and colleagues remember him as a truly kind and generous person who readily shared his home with traveling scholars, cooked elaborate, delicious meals to congratulate each veterinary pathology trainee as he or she moved on to the next stage in their lives, played the piano for his frequent house guests, and often gave his lunch to homeless people on his way to work. Each of us is infinitely better for having known Dr. John Strandberg.


John Strandberg’s friends, colleagues, and former trainees have contributed to the John D. Strandberg Fund in its inaugural year. We are proud to recognize them and are grateful for their exemplary support.

Linda Cork 

Amgen Foundation

Michael & Dale Eckhaus
Ronald Eydelloth
Ricardo Ochoa
Pfizer Foundation
Robert & Florence Squire
Steven & Carolyn Vonderfecht
Christine Zink

Robert & Diane Adams
Norman Altman
Stephen Benjamin
Ilze Berzins
Joanne Blum
Cory Brayton
James, Marilyn & Michael Brayton
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Talmage Brown
Ciprian Chelba
Janet Christensen

Michael Cranfield
Jeffrey Edwards
James Fox
John & Diane Griffin
Wanda Haschek-Hock
Linda Johnson
Francis & Heidi Kallfelz
Baktiar Karim
Douglas Kelso
Steven Leary
Gary & Tina Lees

Timothy Loew
Joseph Mankowski & Siobhan Percey
Mary & Russell Martin
Elizabeth McMahon
Toya McWilliams
Sharon Molander
Richard Montali
Craig Morrell
Carolyn Moyer
Reverdy Munson
Stephanie Murphy

Natasha Neef
Christian & Pamela Newcomer
Ellen O'Hanlon
Raymond O’Neill
James Owiny & Megan Finnerty
Margaret Piel
Mihai Pop & Marina Lee
Lisa Portnoy
Ricardo Quander
C. Barry Quinn
Catherine Rada
Laura Richman-Steel
Daniel Sadoff & Cynthia Gillett
Diana Scorpio
Saul Sharkis
Norimitsu Shirai
David Small
Michael Stoskopt $ Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf

Michael & Paula Swindle
Jean Taylor Federico
Marion Valerio
Victor Valli
Lynn Wachtman
Ronald Walters & Gayle Mowbray Walters
Julie Watson
M. Christine Zink