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Edyth H. Schoenrich Professorship in Preventive Medicine

SchoenrichEdythEDYTH H. SCHOENRICH, SPH 1971, came to Hopkins as a young physician in 1948. After an internship on the Osler Service, she served as chief resident on the Marburg Service and held postdoctoral fellowships in hematology and oncology. Concerned with the personal tragedies and societal costs of advanced illness, she focused her attention increasingly on the protection of health and prevention of disease. Dr. Schoenrich has been a trailblazer in bringing a community-health perspective to medicine and a clinical perspective to public health. She played a leadership role in the development of one of the premier preventive medicine programs in the country at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to her service at Hopkins, for several years she directed all preventive services for adults in Maryland through the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Schoenrich is a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Heritage Award and the William H. Welch Award from the School of Medicine. In 2007, she was a recipient of the university‚Äôs Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award for “Current Issues in Public Health,” an Internet-based course.