Arts center to carry Mattin name
"I loved my time at Johns Hopkins," says Christina Mattin, a 1975
graduate of what is now the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, without
a second's hesitation.
The first member of the Mattin family in several
generations to turn down an invitation to enroll at Cornell--"much to
my family's horror!"--the New York native was attracted to Hopkins by
the prospect of small classes, close interaction with faculty and the
possibility of an internship in a congressional office in nearby
A tradition returns to JHMI
The appointment in 1999 of Philip Cole as director of the Department
of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences was a throwback of sorts. Cole
was formally trained as a bioorganic chemist and as such provided a
linkage to the roots of the department, the first of its kind in the
Founded in 1893, the Department of Pharmacology and
Molecular Sciences from its very beginning embraced chemical approaches
to understanding and combating disease. Inaugural director John Jacob
Abel, generally regarded as the father of American pharmacology, espoused
the view that only through the utilization of physics and chemistry could
medical sciences and medical treatment make any advances.
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