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Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

CHARLES A. MILLER, JR., A&S ’40, joined the Navy after graduating from Johns Hopkins University and rose to the rank of commander. On his return to his native Baltimore following World War II, Mr. Miller co-founded, in succession, three successful companies: Industrial Products, primarily a distributor of filter products for cars and industrial applications; Filterite, a manufacturer of industrial filters later bought by Brunswick, Inc.; and the Bank of Maryland Corporation. Prior to endowing this professorship, he and his wife, LOIS MILLER, funded the Charles A. Miller, Jr. Undergraduate Laboratory for Mechanical Engineering, located in Latrobe Hall. He was honored by the university Alumni Association with the Heritage Award in 1994 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. Mr. Miller passed away in 2009. 


Eugene de Juan, M.D. Professorship in Ophthalmic Education

EUGENE DE JUAN was a practicing ophthalmologist for over 40 years. He was born in Puerto Rico, the son of one of the island’s first pediatricians. Following his graduation from Emory University at the age of 17, he completed Emory Medical School at the age of 21. He served an internship at Walter Reed Army Hospital and was a general medical officer in the U.S. Air Force before returning to Emory to complete his residency in ophthalmology. He set up private practice in Mobile, Alabama, where he established the first eye bank in that state. During his lifetime, Dr. de Juan was responsible for more than 100 residents who received their training in Mobile. The father of four children, he was committed to his family, friends, and community, and to the compassionate care of his patients.

With his father as a role model, EUGENE DE JUAN JR. also chose to become a doctor. He completed his residency at Wilmer and was a Hopkins faculty member between 1992 and 2001, holding the Joseph E. Green Professorship of Ophthalmology. He also co-directed the Vitreoretinal Service, and directed the Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory. He has founded five companies and holds patents on 40 medical devices. He is founder and vice-chairman of ForSight Labs, and holds the Jean Kelly Stock Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco. Eugene de Juan Jr.’s dedication and commitment to improving patient outcomes are the driving forces behind the establishment of this professorship, named in his father’s honor.

Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker, Jr., M.D. Deanship of the School of Medicine

BakerLenoxFrancesFRANCES WATT BAKER and LENOX D. BAKER JR., both A&S 1963, Med 1966, have strong family ties to Hopkins, where they met as students. Frances Baker, who trained as a pediatrician, is a member of the Alumni Council. Lenox Baker, a former senior partner in Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Norfolk, Virginia, is a trustee of Johns Hopkins Medicine and trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins University. He co-chaired the Johns Hopkins Initiative fundraising campaign.

More than a dozen of the Bakers’ relatives also are Hopkins affiliated, including both of their fathers–Lenox D. Baker Sr., who served as chief resident in orthopaedic surgery in the l930s, and James Watt, Med 1935, SPH 1936 (MPH), who served on the public health faculty–as well as their oldest daughter, Sarah Baker, SPH 1995 (MPH).

This was the first endowed deanship created at Johns Hopkins and is one of only a handful at medical schools nationwide.

“Sometimes the reward from giving to Hopkins comes in the brilliant career of a scholarship student, and sometimes it comes in a miraculous medical breakthrough. We can guarantee there is tremendous enjoyment in seeing your gift make a difference.”

Frances W. and Lenox D. Baker

James R. Herbert Boone Chair in Humanities

BooneJamesJAMES R. HERBERT BOONE, A&S 1921, left his Baltimore home, the Oak Hill House, and art collection to Hopkins to support the humanities. The university used part of the proceeds of these gifts to endow this professorship. Mr. Boone and his wife, MURIEL HARMAR WURTZ-DUNDAS BOONE, spent much of their married life in Europe where they were granted audiences with the Pope and royalty in England and Italy. Mr. Boone made headlines in the 1930s for funding a lengthy but unsuccessful hunt for the famous sunken treasure of King John Lackland of England off the English coast. He died in 1983.



Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson Professorship in Medicine

CoulsonFrankSarahFRANK L. COULSON JR, who died in 2011, attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Moore School of Engineering. Following his time at Penn, Frank served in the United States Navy as a naval ship navigator from 1968 until his discharge in 1974, attaining the rank of full lieutenant. While in the Navy, Frank earned his master of business administration degree in finance from Penn’s Wharton School of Business. After receiving his MBA, Frank joined Goldman Sachs, establishing a leadership presence in the increasingly important Fixed Income Division. In 1990, Frank was invited to join the partnership of Goldman Sachs.


SARAH MILLER COULSON was born and raised just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is a 1975 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in art history. After a brief stint on Wall Street with the Bank of New York, she too earned an MBA, graduating with a degree in finance from Columbia University in 1982. Following her schooling at Columbia, Sarah spent the next 18 years in New York City in various financial roles with Time Warner Inc., most notably at HBO and Comedy Central, where she was a member of the original start-up team of the successful cable channel as its chief financial officer and executive vice president. Sarah left New York City in 1998 to become an entrepreneur in the nascent telecommunications field, where she and two partners helped to start and to build a successful wireless cell tower company called ClearShot Communications, LLC. She is now executive vice president of the company.

Mrs. Coulson resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb. She is very active in the community, especially with the Philadelphia Orchestra where she serves on the board, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, and Main Line Animal Rescue. In addition, Sarah is a trustee of her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College.

Through this professorship, the Coulsons found a way to say thank you to Johns Hopkins Medicine and, most especially, to Dr. David B. Hellmann for his extraordinary care and friendship. Endowing this professorship is a small way to participate in the advancement of innovative medicine and excellence at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Coulsons were equally delighted that Dr. Roy Ziegelstein is the inaugural recipient of the professorship, lauding Dr. Ziegelstein as an exemplary physician whom they knew and admired for many years.



DAVID B. HELLMANN, Med 1977, is the Aliki Perroti Professor of Innovative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, chairman of the Department of Medicine and vice president for research at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and vice dean for the Bayview campus.

Dr. Hellmann is a graduate of Yale College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following his internship and residency on the Osler Medical Housestaff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he completed rheumatology fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. A recipient of teaching awards from the University of California, San Francisco, Johns Hopkins, and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Hellmann is also a recipient of local and national “Best Doctor” awards and is a Master of the American College of Physicians.

In 1998 he co-founded the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center and, in 2004, the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM). CIM seeks to promote “Medicine is a Public Trust” on the Bayview campus through novel programs of caring and discovery. Signature projects of CIM have included the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, the Miller Lecture, the development of multiple scientific cores, funding of 19 faculty researchers as “Bayview Scholars,” and creation of the Aliki Initiative. An author of more than 150 articles and chapters, he is editor of Medicine, an associate editor of The American Journal of Medicine, and serves on the editorial board of The Pharos. He has served as governor of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians, director of the American Board of Internal Medicine and currently is a trustee of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. Dr. Hellmann and his wife, Linda, are the proud parents of two children, Matthew and Jessica.