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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Sommer Scholar Program

sommerThe Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program is named in honor of Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer. In the footsteps of earlier public health leaders, Dr. Sommer followed a remarkable scientific insight with perseverance and ingenuity to save the sight and lives of millions of children.

The goal of the Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program is to develop the next generation of public health leaders. The program supports up to 15 master of public health and 11 doctoral Scholars each year at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Each Hopkins Sommer Scholar receives full tuition and a stipend while pursuing the curriculum that best meets his or her unique needs and interests. When they graduate, Scholars become members of a global network of leaders determined to make a difference in the world.

As the largest, oldest and most esteemed school of public health in the world, the Bloomberg School attracts the brightest of the bright. However, excellent research alone does not improve the health of the world.

As Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS '73, attests, good data does not speak for itself. Translating knowledge into saving lives requires vision, dedication and especially leadership. The Sommer Scholars program has already helped more than 100 students develop leadership skills vital to their future careers.

Each Hopkins Sommer Scholar comes to the School with inspiration, experience and education. They leave with greater knowledge, enriched skills and the confidence to lead others to new frontiers in the field of public health.

The recent Sommer Scholar Awardees (PhD) in the BMB department are:

2008Caelin PottsMatunis Lab
2009Katherine ReiterMatunis Lab
2010Mindy GrahamMiller Lab
2011Hyo LeeEvans Lab
2012Michael EstrellaBailey Lab
2013Eric WierWan Lab


For more information please visit the Sommer Scholars website.