Anna Baetjer, ScD '24, Professor Emerita, was a leader in establishing the field of environmental toxicology and occupational health. The Anna M. Baetjer Lecture in environmental health sciences was established by her friends, family and colleagues, after her death in 1983, to honor Dr. Baetjer’s contributions to occupational health.
The EHS Grand Rounds is an integral to the Department’s mission of improving public health by developing solutions to key challenges in local, national, and global environmental health.
The Harold and Marilyn Menkes Memorial Lectureship in lung health and disease was established at the Bloomberg School following the tragic and sudden deaths of the Menkes in a car accident in 1987. Because of the Menkes’ particular devotion to teaching and research, a memorial lectureship was begun, whereby a leading pulmonary scientist would be invited to the School to interact with students, fellows and faculty.
Such a lectureship continues the Menkes’ tradition of excellence in pulmonary teaching and research, and the study of lung disease at Johns Hopkins.