The opening of the new facility for the George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention in Hagerstown, MD, was celebrated with an open-house on June 1st. Core Welch Center faculty member Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, MHS, is the center’s director, and numerous Welch Center Core faculty members are associated or affiliated faculty of the center. Over 140 researchers, faculty and friends attended the reception. In recent years the center has been named in honor of George W. Comstock, MD, DrPH, who taught for more than 50 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. It was Dr. Comstock who in 1962 began the Johns Hopkins Training Center for Public Health Research and Prevention in Hagerstown that now bears his name.
Congratulations to the researchers in Hagerstown as they begin a new chapter of the Center's history in their new facility!
Links on the Comstock Center’s website lead to newspaper, TV and radio coverage of the recent opening of the new facility.