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Margaret Conn Himelfarb
Editor/Medical Research Advocate More
Robert J. Abernethy
President, American Standard Development Company, University Trustee More
Constance R. Caplan
University Emerita Trustee More


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Advisory Board was established in 1981 to provide a dialogue between external audiences and the School's Dean and faculty. The activities and interests of the Board include all areas of the School's work. The Board's diverse membership includes University Trustees, alumni, and friends from corporations, foundations, private organizations, and those with specific interests in the School's research, education, and professional practice programs.

The relationship between the deans and faculty of the School and the members of the Advisory Board has been a unique and catalytic one. The Advisory Board has worked with the School to create new programs, to support key initiatives, and to offer critical advice and counsel on the wide variety of efforts.

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October 9-10, 2015: Fall 2015 HAB Meeting

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Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives.
  1. Sara Bleich Named 2015-2016 White House Fellow

    Sara N. Bleich, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed one of the 2015-2016 White House Fellows.
    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:31:05 GMT
  2. Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics

    Mathematical model shows more cases may be prevented and more lives saved when using one dose of cholera vaccine instead of recommended two doses.
    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:48:24 GMT
  3. Return on Investment Slipping in Biomedical Research

    As more money has been spent on biomedical research in the United States over the past 50 years, there has been diminished return on investment in terms of life expectancy gains and new drug approvals.
    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:48:30 GMT on Investment Slipping in Biomedical Research
  4. In First Year, Two Florida Laws Reduce Amount of Opioids Prescribed, Study Suggests

    Two Florida laws, enacted to combat prescription drug abuse and misuse in that state, led to a small but significant decrease in the amount of opioids prescribed the first year the laws were in place.
    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:17:57 GMT
  5. Hepatitis C Infection May Fuel Heart Risk

    People infected with the hepatitis C virus are at risk for liver damage, but the results of a new Johns Hopkins study now show the infection may also spell heart trouble.
    Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:31:16 GMT
  6. Transplant Recipients More Likely To Develop Aggressive Melanoma

    Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely to develop melanoma as people who do not undergo a transplant, and three times more likely to die of the dangerous skin cancer, suggests new research.
    Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:06:09 GMT
  7. Developing a Better Flu Vaccine

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 – two groups for which the vaccine is not approved.
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:10:45 GMT a-better-flu-vaccine.html
  8. Striking a Gender Balance Among Speakers at Scientific Conferences

    Increasing the number of female speakers at a scientific conference can be done relatively quickly by calling attention to gender disparities common at such meetings and getting more women involved in the planning process.
    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:24:40 GMT a-gender-balance-among-speakers-at-scientific-conferences.html
  9. Simple Mouth Rinse Could Help Predict Recurrence of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancers

    In small study, oropharyngeal cancer patients with HPV traces post-treatment were more likely to have cancer recurrence; finding could lead to new monitoring protocols
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:34:10 GMT
  10. Poor Diabetes Control Found In Older Americans

    Only one in three older Americans have their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:38:30 GMT