Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 21, 1997

For The Record:
Hopkins Initiative
Reaches 80 Percent

Mike Field
Staff Writer
The Office of Development has announced that the Johns Hopkins Initiative has reached the 80 percent mark, having received gifts and pledges totaling more than $720 million toward the effort's $900 million goal. Especially noteworthy recent leadership gifts include the following pledges and donations:

The late Acheson Duncan, professor emeritus of statistics in the Whiting School of Engineering, left $1.1 million to the school to endow a fund to promote research in the field of statistical theory or its application. Duncan, who retired in 1971 after 25 years on the Hopkins faculty, was internationally known for his research on quality control and industrial statistics.

Phoebe Berman, of Baltimore, has announced a bequest intention of $5 million to establish an endowment for the university's Bioethics Institute. She previously endowed the Edgar Berman Professorship in International Health in the School of Public Health, in honor of her late husband, a surgeon who was a pioneer in implant and heart transplant surgery and served in the 1960s as president of MEDICO.

Miriam "Jay" Andrus, of Baltimore, has established a trust whose income will support the E. Cowles Andrus Distinguished Professor of Cardiology, as well as junior faculty members who are named E. Cowles Andrus Scholars in Cardiology. Her $2.5 million commitment memorializes her late husband, a 1921 graduate of the School of Medicine who was on the faculty for more than 50 years and was recognized as a world leader in cardiology.

University trustee Chung Mong Joon, SAIS Ph.D. '93, and his family have established the Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professorship and Fellowships in International Business and Economics at the Nitze School. Their gift of $3 million honors Dr. Chung's father, Chung Ju Yung, who is the founding chairman of the Hyundai Group.

The late Dorothy Lampen Thompson, of Yonkers, N.Y., left $1.1 million to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. A retired professor of economics at Lehman College, she earned a Ph.D. in political economy at Hopkins in 1929, the first woman to do so.

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