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Are you a prospective student to the MPH or DrPH program? Do you work in one of these focal areas: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health or violence? If you answered yes to both these questions, you could be a potential applicant to the Bloomberg Fellows program.

The Bloomberg Fellows program partners with students and a sponsoring organization to train world-class public health leaders engaged in the focal areas listed in the second question above. The fellowship pays tuition and fees for the fellows. Following graduation fellows are required to work for at least one year at the organization they applied with to the program.

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative is hosting webinars over the next two months based on the five focal areas of the initiative. This is a great opportunity for prospective fellows to learn more about the research being done at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as the Bloomberg Fellowship. The schedule is as follows:

Risks to Adolescent Health: August 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EST
Violence: September 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EST
Addiction & Overdose: September 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EST
Environmental Challenges: September 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EST
Obesity & Food Systems: October 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EST

The MPH Bloomberg Fellowship application and the DrPH Bloomberg Fellowship application are now open for the 2019-2020 academic year. It is important to note that the Bloomberg Fellowship Application is separate from the Admissions Application. To qualify for a Bloomberg Fellowship, applicants must apply through SOPHAS and be admitted to the full-time or part-time MPH or DrPH program. Carefully review the How To Apply page for admissions instructions. The deadline for the fellowship is December 1. Please refer to the deadline chart for MPH and DrPH admission deadlines.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers eleven graduate degrees (eight masters’ and three doctoral). While some degrees are interdepartmental or school-wide (such as the MPH, MAS, MAPHB and DrPH), other degree programs are offered by our ten academic departments (PhD, ScD, MHA, MHS, MSPH and ScM). Researching the programs and departments is essential to determining the program that best fits a student’s interests and goals and creating a successful application. A great way to help narrow down which degree program is the right one for you is by visiting campus, particularly during the Open House.

This year’s Open House will take place on Monday, October 8 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. At the Open House, prospective students can meet with representatives from all the academic departments and degree programs as well as attend a program-specific break-out session. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about the services Student Affairs offers current students.

If you want to visit, but can’t attend the Open House, Admissions Services offers campus tours on select Fridays and virtual info sessions throughout the year. Or students can contact the office via email or phone at 410-955-3543.

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2019-2020 Academic Prospectus CoverThe 2019-2020 Academic Prospectus has arrived! We’ve been holding off on mailing the Academic Prospectus for the last few weeks until the most current edition came back from the publishers. If you’ve requested a copy in the last month or so, you can expect your fresh copy to arrive in your mailbox shortly.

For those of you who can’t wait, an interactive PDF version is also available online. If you haven’t already, you can also request a Prospectus by completing this form.

With Friends outside The CharmeryHonestly, I never turn down ice cream, but especially on a beautiful or hot day. On one of the first warm days of spring, my friends decided it was time to try the Charmery, a local, family-run ice cream store in Hampden that recently opened a second location in Towson. Both neighborhoods are about 20 minutes from the Bloomberg School.

The Charmery is known for some quirky flavors and vegan options. Flavors like Old Bay Caramel, Lemon Stick and Maryland Mud are a few that are based on local cuisine. While I tasted the Caramel Old Bay, its increasingly spicy aftertaste was not for me. Instead of my usual chocolate or mint go-to selections, I discovered Malty Vanilla Chip. For a bit of fun, I added gummy bears and then was charmed (get it?) when the spoon was a thermo color changing spoon.

Jealous of my dinner, I mean dessert yet? Be sure to check out this lovely, local favorite, especially on July 15 in celebration of National Ice Cream Day.Malty Vanilla Chip with Gummy Bears