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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

February 25, 2000
MEDIA CONTACT: Glenn Small
glenn@jhu.edu
(410) 516-6094


The Voyage Continues
World-Renowned Hopkins Researchers Join
Unique Lecture Series

Five top Johns Hopkins University researchers, doctors and scientists have agreed to take part in a unique, five-week lecture series called "Voyage and Discovery," which aims to get at the compelling human stories behind the published articles and latest breakthroughs.

Begun last year after a Hopkins undergraduate pre-med student was inspired by a doctor's story of how he tracked a disease--it was more like a detective story than science out of a book--the lecture series attracted some big names and standing-room-only crowds.

The series kicks off again this year on Tuesday, Feb. 29, when Levi Watkins Jr., associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a top cardiac surgeon, talks about his life and career in a talk titled, "From Integrating Vanderbilt Medical School to Implanting a Defibrillator: One Physician's Journey to Fulfill His Dreams."

Other speakers include William R. Brody, president of The Johns Hopkins University and a physician and engineer; Alfred Sommer, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a world authority on using Vitamin A to prevent child mortality in developing countries; Dr. Argye Hillis, an assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Dr. Richard A. Cone, a professor of biophysics in the Johns Hopkins School of Arts and Sciences.

All of the lectures are free and open to the public and take place at 7 p.m. in the Mudd Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, 3400 N. Charles Street. For additional information, please contact Glenn Small at the number above or Chandu Vemuri at 410-516-5001.

The Speakers

All lectures will be in the Mudd Hall Auditorium and will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

February 29
Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine "From Integrating Vanderbilt Medical School to Implanting a Defibrillator: One Physician's Journey to Fulfill His Dreams."

March 7
Dr. Alfred Sommer, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health "From Medical Miracles to Shaping Health Policy: A Growing Interface between Medicine and Public Health"

March 14
Dr. Argye Hillis, assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine "From Speech Pathologist to Neurologist: Converging Paths Toward Discovering how Language Breaks Down and Recovers after Stroke"

March 28
Dr. Richard A. Cone, a professor of biophysics at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences "From Teaching Physiology to Overcoming Sexual Taboos: A Voyage into the Prevention of STDs"

April 4
Dr. William R. Brody, president of The Johns Hopkins University "From Why to Why Not: An Engineer, a Doctor, a Businessman, a President"

Further information can be found at www.jhu.edu/~voyage.
 


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