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Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professorship in Cardiology

NANCY S. GRASMICK, Ed.D., served as the State Superintendent of Maryland Public Schools from 1991 – 2011. She was the first female superintendent in Maryland history and the longest-serving appointed superintendent in U.S. history.  In addition to endowing the Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professorship, Nancy has established both the Lou and Nancy Grasmick Research Fellowship in Cardiology and an endowment to support the physician-scientist pathway of the Osler Residency program in the Department of Medicine – all since 2018.  These and other gifts from Nancy and her late husband LOU GRASMICK, a former member of the Heart and Vascular Institute Board of Governors, represent an impressive history of philanthropic support. Over more than three decades, the Grasmicks’ contributions have supported the construction of the Zayed Tower, the cardiac rehabilitation program, the Ciccarone Center, and the Broccoli Center for Aortic Studies, among others.

In addition to her support of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nancy is a generous donor of her time and talents throughout Johns Hopkins and beyond. She established the Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute at Towson University, her alma mater, in 2021 and was named the Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Preparation in 2012. She also serves as Chair of the Board for the Peabody Institute and the Kennedy Krieger Institute and serves on the Osler Advisory Board of the Department of Medicine.