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Letter from the Director

Dr Larry Appel, Center DirectorWelcome to the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.

Founded in 1989, the Welch Center is an impressive, academic unit affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. It is an incredibly special place – one that fuels creativity, inspires students and faculty, and fosters excellence.

Through our educational programs and research, we promote the application of rigorous methods to conduct clinical, epidemiological, and translational research of the highest quality. Our faculty includes physicians with a keen interest in public health and epidemiologists with a deep appreciation of clinical factors that influence health outcomes. The resulting environment is highly interdisciplinary, intensely collaborative, and intellectually stimulating, not to mention fun.

If you are a potential student or fellow, please visit us, continue to explore our website, and attend one of our many educational activities (link to training programs page), such as our seminars, interest groups, journal clubs, Research-In-Progress conferences, or Welch Center Grand Rounds.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to meeting you.

Most sincerely,

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Lawrence J. Appel, MD, MPH
Director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research