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We will be celebrating the upcoming holidays and the end of the year, and our office will be closed on the following dates:

Tuesday, December 24
Wednesday, December 25
Tuesday, December 31
Wednesday, January 1

The office will reopen with regular hours in the new year on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

From all of us in Admissions Services and Student Affairs, may you have peaceful and joyful winter holiday celebrations!

Happy 10th birthday to the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)! The main mission of IVAC is to apply rigorous science to build knowledge and support for the value of vaccines. Started in 2009, IVAC was born out of two different initiatives between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.

IVAC uses four approaches for their work. They use rigorous science, clear communication, productive partnership, and capacity building and training. The chart below helps demonstrate the many layers of work done by IVAC.

IVAC Diagram

Over the last 10 years, IVAC has helped to prove the economic advantage of vaccines, spread vaccine access beyond high-income countries to low-income countries, and provide technical leadership on over 15 vaccine-preventable disease.

Congratulations, IVAC, on 10 years of important public health work!

Admissions Services will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. We will return at our regular hours on Monday, December 2.

For the last six months, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Wolfe Street building has undergone construction to update restrooms throughout the building. While some of the updates allow for more ecofriendly toilets, the more noticeable changes will be the style of restrooms.

In preparing to update the facilities, Dean MacKenzie and the student government received guidance from faculty and students in the LGBTQ working group to make the remodels more inclusive and supportive to those in the LGBTQ community. As a result, the Wolfe Street building will now offer five all-gender, single-occupancy, restrooms; ten all-gender, multiple-occupancy restrooms; twenty-three multiple-occupancy restrooms for women; and twenty-five multiple-occupancy for men.

The all-gender, single-occupancy restrooms have already opened and the remaining construction on some of the multiple-occupancy restrooms will be completed before the end of the month.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20, is the final This is Public Health Virtual Fair for 2019. The virtual fair is a great opportunity to speak directly with Admissions Services staff about programs and application questions. In addition, representatives from some of the departments will take part in the virtual fair.

The fair takes place from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the link to join the live chat can be found here. The MPH Program Office will host a separate chat from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The following departments will be represented during the coordinated times of the virtual fair.

Environmental Health and Engineering

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Health, Behavior and Society

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Health Policy and Management

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Mental Health

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.