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Recently the Reading Pilot published a feature on one of the Bloomberg School’s alumna, Paige Armstrong, MD, BA/MHS’08. Paige came to us prior to medical school, and graduated with her BA/MHS in Environmental Health Sciences. Currently, she is using her medical degree to serve Public Health rather than individual patients. She credits her time here at Bloomberg to seeing the larger impact she could make by focusing on the population rather than the individual. She is currently fulfilling a two-year assignment with the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Center for Disease Control. Her job? Disease detective.

Paige is on a team focusing on mycotic disease, or fungal diseases. Even though she had not worked with mycotic diseases prior to earning her position, she is enjoying the work. To read more about Paige, her work and her future plans, you can read the whole article on the Reading Pilot’s website.

Tomorrow marks the start of our summer travels. Lauren, our Assistant Director of Recruitment and Events, will be in New York, NY for two different fairs. The 2016 Tri-State Annual Recruitment Fair at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and then at Fordham University with representatives from Columbia, Harvard and Yale for an information session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you’re living in New York, or visiting the city and want to meet Lauren to learn more about the Bloomberg School, come by!

Make sure to always check our traveling schedule to know when we might be in your area or when we are participating in a virtual event. Remember some fairs require registration, so make sure you always double check the site.

Blue Angels FlyoverIn the US, Independence Day is often celebrated with BBQ, live music, ice cream and fireworks. Baltimore’s celebration is no different. Home to our National Anthem, Baltimore hosts the annual Independence Day celebration at the Inner Harbor. There the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers will perform and throughout many places in Baltimore, residents can view the 9:30pm fireworks display.

In honor of our country’s birth, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is closed for business. We will return to normal working hours tomorrow, July 5, 2016.

Happy 240th birthday, USA!


Today is Day 1 of the MPH Orientation. All of us in Student Affairs and the MPH office are happily welcoming in the Class of 2017. For the MPH students, this day marks the beginning of eleven very busy, challenging and rewarding months that lay ahead.

We’re covering many topics today and tomorrow, from Baltimore life to Bloomberg life, MPH to Departments. We are busy preparing the students to begin their degree next week with the start of Summer Term.

To the incoming class of MPH students, congratulations and welcome!

It’s a traditiStaff at Franciscan Centeron in Admissions Services to set aside a day for community service. Over the years, the office has assisted Living Classroom Foundations, the Baltimore Zoo, Our Daily Bread, Blue Water Baltimore, Ronald McDonald House and more. This year, we served meals and organized clothing donations for the Franciscan Center for their lunch program.

Founded in 1968, The Franciscan Center aims to serve the needy with dignity and hope. With the hot lunch program, they feed 400-600 people daily. In addition, they have a pantry program and a clothing and toiletry program. They also have a center to provide internet access and teach computer skills as well as basic financial knowledge and resume building. There are many other services and programs offered, but the main goal of each program is for the center to assist those they help become self-sustaining.

When we finished serving lunch and organizing clothing, the entire group agreed this was one of their favorite sites to serve. Overall we felt that we’d made an impact in the hours we dedicated together.