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3rd Katharine E. Welsh Symposium

all-online,  August 4, 2021
9 am - 5 pm US Eastern time


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Join us for our annual Katharine E. Welsh Symposium on
R3eforming Graduate Science Education - worldwide!

  • Learn from the experiences of practitioners from the US and around the globe.
  • Explore innovative approaches to advanced training in the 3R’s, Rigor, Reproducibility and Responsibility, in graduate science programs across the disciplines! 
  • Watch presentations and panel discussions by our national and international R3ISEnetwork partners
  • Participate in workshops providing tips on how to teach Rin educational practice!


9:00 am

Welcoming remarks and introduction

Al Sommer, MD, MHS ’73, Professor, Dean Emeritus, JHSPH

Gundula Bosch, PhD, MEd ’16, Director, R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education, JHSPH

9:05 am

R3 Implementation approaches of international R3ISEnetwork partners

Rafi Rashid, PhD, University of Singapore

David Ewusi-Mensah, PhD, Hohai University & Green Living Chats Podcast,
and Daniel Fiifi Tawia Hagan, PhD, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology & Green Living Chats Podcast

10:05 am

Break and time for Q&A

10:20 am

R3 implementation approaches of US-based R3ISEnetwork partners

Jason Heustis, PhD, Harvard Medical School, and Latishya Steele, PhD, Stanford University

Jianhua Zhang, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

11:30 am

Break and time for Q&A

11:45 am

The Three R’s in the Time of Plague

KEYNOTE: Ferric Fang, MD, University of Washington

12:30 pm

Open discussion and introduction to R3 Open Educational Resources

1:10 pm

Opening remarks for the afternoon

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD, Bloomberg Professor of American Health and Vice Dean of Education, JHSPH

1:15 pm


The 3R’s by the Fireside: Effectively integrating expert-narrated case scenarios into your teaching,
 led by Ilinca Ciubotariu, MHS, Purdue University and R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education, JHSPH
Elizabeth Stuart, PhD, Bloomberg Professor of American Health and Vice Dean of Education, JHSPH
Rajini Rao, PhD, Professor, Director of the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, JHSOM

2:30 pm

Break and time for Q&A

2:45 pm


Critical Communications - How to assess scientific thinking?  
Workshop led by Kim Dahlman, PhD, Vanderbilt University and Gundula Bosch, PhD, JHSPH

4 pm

Closing remarks:

Arturo Casadevall, MD PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Chair,
W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, JHSPH

4:30 pm

Open discussion and networking

Background Information

Katharine Welsh
Katharine E. Welsh

The R3ISE Center was made possible through a very generous donation by the Katharine E. Welsh Foundation and supports several core missions: 

  • It is home to the JHSPH’s R3 Graduate Science Initiative.
  • It provides scholarships for R3 graduate students, the Katharine E. Welsh Scholars.  
  • It will host the Katharine E. Welsh distinguished lecture series.
  • And it will be a hub for dialogue, collaboration and educational research across the disciplines. 
The 3 Rs

The R3 Programs are designed to put the "Ph" back into the PhD of doctoral science education: Our mission is to provide graduate students with critical thinking and creative problem solving skills, and enhances students' capacities to communicate, view science in a broader context and through the lens of social responsibility.

In the early 20th century, Johns Hopkins provided the academic model that led to modern medicine. Now in the early 21st century, the R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education (R3ISE) will position the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to catalyze the improvement of graduate scientific education and influence the training of scientists for generations to come.