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Dick and Lydia Todd Faculty Development Chair in Cognitive Science

ToddDickLydiaDICK TODD, A&S 1929, Med 1933, and his wife, LYDIA TODD, were longtime supporters of Johns Hopkins. High-school sweethearts, they married while Dr. Todd was in medical school. After a time in private practice, Dr. Todd joined the staff of Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC, where he organized one of the nation’s first research and training programs in pediatric allergy and the first seminar in pediatric allergy and immunology. The author of two books and many articles on the subject, he also served as school physician at St. Alban’s School for Boys and as medical director at Gallaudet College. He died in 1995.

Active in promoting health and education, Mrs. Todd, who died in 2000, served two terms as president of the Washington, D.C., Medical Society Auxiliary, was active in politics and her church, and served as the first female member of the board at St. Alban’s.