Public Health named for
Johns Hopkins today renames its School of Hygiene and Public
Health in honor of university alumnus and media entrepreneur
Michael R. Bloomberg, recognizing his unprecedented
commitment of energy and financial support to the school and
the entire university.
The school's official name is now the
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public
Bloomberg has been chairman of the
university's board of trustees since 1996 and previously was
chairman of the Johns Hopkins Initiative fund-raising
campaign. The founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., a worldwide
news and financial information company, he devotes hundreds
of hours a year to Johns Hopkins.
Army, JHU to partner in biotech
The U.S. Army and The Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory will create and operate a national
biotechnology center of excellence focusing some of the
nation's top minds and research facilities on several
critical Army needs.
On April 17 at APL the heads of U.S. Army
Soldier and Biological Chemical Command, known as SBCCOM;
the university; and APL signed a memorandum of understanding
to establish the Army Center of Excellence in Biotechnology.
APL will manage the center, which will ultimately team Army
agencies, universities and private companies in projects to
research, develop, test and deliver innovative
biotechnologies, and provide related education and training
to Army leaders.
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