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We are now two weeks away from the next deadline! March 1 is the deadline for the PhD and MHS in the Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation.

If you have any questions concerning your application, be sure to contact us at or via phone Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.

When students begin their degree program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, they are usually thinking of what they are about to learn and the changes they hope to make in the world. They don’t usually think about falling in love. But that’s exactly what two MPH students did when they met at the annual Activities Fair in 2007.

Tara Loyd, MPH ’08 and James Keck, MD, MPH ’08 came to the Bloomberg School with two very different plans. Tara was focusing on a public health career in global health while James was completing the MPH/Preventative Medicine Residency program.

Read how their love story changed their public health careers and how it is making a difference in their family life.

Career Fair Employeer interacts with student

Each year, the Career Fair, hosted by Career Services, grows larger and larger as more and more employers wish to attend one of the largest Public Health Career Fairs. Due to space limitations, Career Services can only allow companies actively recruiting for open positions to attend the fair.

This year’s fair, which is open to students from other institutions, will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST in the Wolfe Street Building. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for full-time positions, internships, consultancy and fellowship positions in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors, please come!

Check out the growing list in preparation for the 34th Annual Public Health Career Fair.

The opioid epidemic continues to be a public health challenge across the country. Baltimore has not escaped the epidemic and with funding from the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Dr. Susan Sherman from the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, was able to publish a successful, quick and high impact research study on testing methods for the presence of fentanyl in street drugs.

The research published this week looked at three different cities, including Baltimore. One of the three methods used to evaluate the presence of fentanyl included using test strips to detect its presence. The strips were tested in laboratory settings of samples of street drugs provided by police departments from Baltimore, Maryland and Providence, Rhode Island. This inexpensive, $1 strip was 100% accurate in testing for fentanyl when fentanyl was present in the Baltimore samples by the Rhode Island State standard and 96% accurate when not present. The Rhode Island samples were slightly lower, at 98% accurate for testing positive and 90% when not present. The strip, much like a pregnancy test, reveals clear results and could be key to drug users not seeking fentanyl in their drugs and curbing the number of overdose deaths due to fentanyl in drugs.

The study was conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Brown University. Dr. Sherman did a 25-minute interview on WYPR. For an in-depth discussion and look at the study results, listen here.

Student Affairs Women Wear Red

Last Friday was the 15th annual National Wear Red Day, sponsored by Go Red for Women event. With heart disease as the number one killer of women, Student Affairs was happy to participate in the event to help raise awareness for women’s heart health.