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I’m happy to announce (on the blog that is, I don’t get to do the fancy announcements) that the Bloomberg School of Health is now offering its first fully online, part-time master’s degree! The brand new Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis examines the role of geography in public health and how to interpret public health data. The program includes components in spatial data, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial statistics.

Here are some quick facts about the degree:

  • Led by renowned experts who are shaping the field through research and application
  • Program can be completed in as little as 2 years
  • No prior work experience or study in geospatial-related fields required

Learn more on the program’s website and apply today!

And let us know you’re interested by e-mailing us at JHSPH.Applied-Learning@jhu.edu or calling your program’s admission representative at 844-379-1319.

I don’t know if you’ve heard in the news, but we had a special guest yesterday to our East Baltimore Medical Campus. In addition to the much loved Hopkins Alumnus, Michael Bloomberg, Vice President Joe Biden came to announce the new Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. The goal? To take the “moonshot” challenge from President Obama and cure cancer.VP Biden and Bloomberg

In the hour long announcement, a local police officer who has survived cancer thanks to immunotherapy spoke along with Johns Hopkins President Ronald Daniels, Michael Bloomberg, and Vice President Biden. Biden’s remarks focused around the progression of immunotherapy over the last ten years and where it will lead in the fight against cancer in the next five to ten years. He stressed his belief that immunotherapy research will be the answer to curing cancer.

A collaboration between the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy is seen as the beginning of the end of cancer. The institute’s research will focus particularly on breast, colon, lung, melanoma, ovarian and pancreatic cancers.

For a more comprehensive look at the launch and goals of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, read this JHU article.

Approximately every other month Dean Klag publishes a podcast covering some of the current hot topics in the world and in Public Health. Dean KlagWhether he is discussing the current struggles with dealing with an issue or epidemic or celebrating the successes, Dean Klag touches on topics from gun violence to malaria vaccine approaches to the flu and more. He doesn’t seek to cover the entire topic, so much as give an update on the status.

If you have about ten minutes, I recommend checking out an episode. You can find the whole list of episodes here.

Spring weather has been arriving early so I shouldn’t be surprised it’s almost April. That means that the April 1 deadline for the following programs is quickly approaching:

MHS in the Department of Epidemiology

ScM and MHS in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology for International Students Only

We always welcome visitors to the Bloomberg School, especially admitted students. However, we do understand that sometimes making a trip to Baltimore isn’t always possible (although you’re missing out on a great city). We also understand how important it is to connect with current students and have your questions answered. For all these reasons, we’ve organized some virtual information sessions.

The Doctoral Student Panel will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 12 – 1 p.m. EST.

The Master’s Student Panel will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 12 – 1 p.m. EST.

A Housing and Life in Baltimore session will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 12 -1 p.m. EST.

We look forward to connecting with you virtually and answering your questions!

You can find more information on the Admitted Students website. Please let us know if you need a reminder of the login information.

And for those of you who haven’t applied yet, don’t forget to check out our schedule of where we will be on the road this spring!