As of Oct. 31, gifts and pledges to the Johns Hopkins Initiative campaign totaled $1,062,800,000, or 89 percent of the $1.2 billion goal.
Recent commitments include that of Anna Mirowski and her family, who have given $1.5 million to establish the Michel Mirowski, M.D., Professorship in the Department of Cardiology at the School of Medicine. The chair memorializes Anna Mirowski's late husband, a Hopkins cardiologist who played a key role in the development of the implantable defibrillator.
Harold Halpert, D.P.H. '66, has announced a bequest intention of $1.5 million to endow a professorship of mental health at the School of Public Health. The chair will be named for Halpert and his late wife, Sylvia.
A gift of $500,000 from Stanley I. Westreich will create the Westreich Fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The endowed fund will support the work of a promising young physician/scientist doing research on head and neck cancer. Westreich is president of Westfield Realty in northern Virginia.
The Peabody Institute will receive $500,000 from the Abell Foundation over the coming 10 years to fund a study on the academic impact of the Peabody Preparatory's Arts and Education Outreach Program. The grant will also support scholarships for disadvantaged students.
The Wilmer Eye Institute has received $500,000 from the Leonard Wagner Charitable Trust in New York to support research in glaucoma.