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Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

September 21, 2004
To: Education and science reporters, assignment editors, and producers
From: Celestine Turner | 410-516-6492 | ctt@jhu.edu
What: Drug Discovery, High Throughput Screening, and Training Inaugural Event
When: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m, Thursday, Oct. 14
Where: The Johns Hopkins University
Montgomery County Campus
9605 Medical Center Drive, Building III
Rockville, MD 20850

The Johns Hopkins University Master of Science in Biotechnology program will hold an open house and lecture to inaugurate the availability of its new concentration and fellowships in molecular targets and drug discovery technologies. The program prepares the next generation of scientists in drug discovery technologies by integrating training and hands-on experience. While earning a master of science degree in biotechnology with a concentration in molecular targets and drug discovery technologies, fellows participate in important cancer research, work in Center for Cancer Research/National Cancer Institute laboratories, and receive paid tuition.

Kenneth C. Carter, president and CEO of Avalon Pharmaceuticals, will deliver the keynote speech, "Bridging the Gap between Basic Scientific Research and Industrial Approaches to Better Medicine: The Key Role of Graduate Education." Welcoming remarks will be provided by Michael Knapp, a member of the Montgomery County Council, representing District 2; Robert Wiltrout, deputy director of science, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; and Gary K. Ostrander, associate provost for research and chair of the Graduate Board, Johns Hopkins University.

Event Agenda
  • 4:30-6 p.m. — Open House
  • 6:15-7 p.m. — Welcoming Remarks
  • 7-8 p.m. — Keynote Address
  • 8 p.m. — Reception

  • This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to kgharavi@jhu.edu or 301-294-7162 by Oct. 8.

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