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Sommer Scholars

Sommer Scholars

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Hopkins Sommer Scholars participate in enrichment activities aimed at developing personal skills, fostering collaboration and building a network of contacts they can draw upon throughout their careers. Learn More
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Sommer Scholars travel to New York City where they have the opportunity to meet Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in addition to the city health commissioner and public health executives at various organizations. Learn More
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"From Al Sommer, I learned that it's better to follow your passion—even when it looks like a disorganized path—than to follow the road most likely traveled." Melva Green, MD, MPH, Sommer Scholar Alum Learn More

Our Scholars

Michael Estrella
Michael wants to use his newfound knowledge of biomedicine to give back to the community. Learn More
Alyssa Frazee
Alyssa wants to use her interest and expertise in math to help make sense of genomic data. Learn More
Katherine Bolbach
Katherine co-founded Face AIDS to provide health education to people in Zambia and Rwanda. Learn More
Chen Lian-Yu
In 2009, Chen published the first research paper on the side effects of long-term ketamine abuse. Learn More
Eric JohnBull
Eric helped to establish a free HIV-testing resource and a fish farming project in Kakoro, Uganda. Learn More
Don Lucas
Don, a surgery resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, wants to treat individual patients. Learn More

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From leadership to patient safety, Sommer Scholars talk about what motivates them to improve public health and change the world.

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The Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program is developing a network of public health leaders who make a difference in the world.

As Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer attests, good data does not always speak for itself. Translating knowledge into saving lives requires vision, dedication and leadership. To date, the program has helped more than 100 students develop the skills they need to pursue their public health goals.

Sommer Scholars exemplify scientific excellence, energy, ambition, political acumen and a determination to change the world. Trained in state-of-the-art methods at the largest school of public health in the world, Sommer Scholars undergo a special leadership development series and leave the program equipped and ready to protect health and save lives, millions at a time.

For more information, you contact the Sommer Scholars Program directly.