Howard Hopkins Partnership
The opening of the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center will also mark the start of a collaborative medical physics partnership with Howard University.
Theodore DeWeese and John Wong collaborated with Quinton Williams, chair of the physics and astronomy department and Prabhakar Misra, professor of physics, at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C., to get the program up and running.
“Howard University has a top notch undergraduate program in physics and engineering with outstanding students,” says DeWeese. “These are exactly the kinds of students who will excel in our joint program and become great contributors to the field.”
Wong and other Kimmel Cancer Center physicists will be among the faculty of the new program. DeWeese approached Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University with the idea when he noticed there were very few African Americans among the 4,000 members of the professional society for medical physicists.
Unity Health Care
A collaboration between Unity Health Care and Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital brings a cancer clinic to underserved communities in Washington, D.C. The specialty services offered through this collaboration will provide much-needed cancer care to underserved patients in Wards 7 and 8, who have some of the highest cancer rates in the country, and other areas throughout the District of Columbia.
The Parkside Health Center will serve as home base for the clinic. A nurse navigator will help patients overcome barriers to care and facilitate timely access to treatment at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center.