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A Century of Saving Lives

Public Health Hero Costume Contest

We have a winner in the Centennial Public Health Hero costume content!  

Ashley JohnsonToday, the birthday of the School’s founder—William Henry Welch—we congratulate Ashley Johnson, senior administrative coordinator in the Department of Biostatistics, who honored Henrietta Lacks as her public health hero! 

Johnson, whose contest submission is a spot-on recreation of the photo of Lacks on the cover of the best-selling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will receive a gift basket of Centennial giveaways and a gift card to the Garden Plate café. 

Henrietta Lacks was an East Baltimore resident and cervical cancer patient in the early 1950s at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where cells taken from her tumor became the first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, leading to lifesaving breakthroughs in cell research. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest.