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Named Deanships, Directorships, and Professorships

Endowed professorships have a personal and lasting impact.

  1. G. Sayeed Choudury

    Mr. Choudhury, who holds the Hodson Directorship in Digital Research, was appointed associate director of the Sheridan Libraries digital programs in 2003.

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  2. Natalia Trayanova, Biomedical Engineering

    Dr. Trayanova’s research centers around understanding the normal and pathological electrophysiological and electromechanical behavior of the heart. She is the Murray B. Sachs Professor.

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  3. Arturo Casadevall, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Dr. Casadevall’s groundbreaking work on infectious diseases is widely known. He has received several of the highest honors in medicine and health, and holds the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professorship and Chairmanship.

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  4. Erin Aeran Chung, Department of Political Science

    Dr. Chung, the inaugural Charles D. Miller Professor, joined the Hopkins faculty in the Department of Political Science in 2004, where she teaches courses in comparative politics and East Asian politics.

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  5. Ko Wang, Carey Business School

    Professor Wang, the R. Clayton Emory Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure, joined the Carey Business School in 2014 and leads the Edward St. John Real Estate Program.

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  6. Ashani T. Weeraratna, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine

    Ashani T. Weeraratna, Ph.D., is the E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, and co-leader of the Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Program at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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  7. Federico M. Bandi, Carey Business School

    Federico M. Bandi is the inaugural appointee to the James Carey Endowed Professorship in Business at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Atran Foundation Professorship in IBD Research

[caption id="attachment_3960" align="alignleft" width="479"] Atran Foundation Members[/caption] Founded in 1945, by Efroim “Frank” Atran, the ATRAN FOUNDATION has been engaging in “tzedakah”, a Hebrew word meaning both charity and justice, for over seven decades, providing yearly grants to both worthy and charitable organizations that are aligned with our founding principles. …

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Judy Yin Shih, Ph.D. Professorship in Anxiety Disorders

JUDY YIN SHIH, PhD, is a retired mental health clinician and health policy researcher who has been active in community service and philanthropic support of education, health care, and the performing arts. She has a M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in Health…

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The Reza Khatib, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Neurosurgery

[caption id="attachment_3931" align="alignleft" width="240"] Dr. Khatib and his late wife Georgianna Khatib[/caption] A retired neurosurgeon, Dr. REZA KHATIB was inspired to support advancements in the neurosciences after witnessing others suffering from a particularly devastating type of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In addition to his contributions as a physician-scientist, Dr.…

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Charles T. Bauer Professorship in Transplant Surgery

CHARLES T. "TED" BAUER was a Houston business leader and major educational benefactor, whose vision and personal work ethic set a standard for the entire mutual fund industry. Mr. Bauer co-founded AIM Management Group in 1976, when he was 57 years old, and through strategic acquisitions and marketing saw it…

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The Robert E. Black Chair in International Health

The Robert E. Black Chair in International Health was created to recognize the public health legacy of ROBERT E. BLACK, MD, MPH, who chaired the Department of International Health from 1985 to 2013. He is a leading global advocate for improved child survival and development. Dr. Black’s research built the…

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The John R. Lewis Professorship in Pathology

Congressman JOHN R. LEWIS (1940-2020) was a key figure in some of the most pivotal moments of the civil rights movement. He was the face of the Nashville, Tennessee Student Movement; chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; an original Freedom Rider; and one of the keynote speakers at the…

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The Ralph H. Hruban, M.D. Professorship in Pancreatic Cancer Research

RALPH H. HRUBAN, M.D., an internationally recognized pathologist and pancreatic cancer researcher, was named the ninth Baxley Professor and Director of the Department of Pathology on July 1, 2015. A 1985 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins and a fellowship at…

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Robert J. Abernethy Professorship

ROBERT J. ABERNETHY is president of both the American Standard Development Company and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and managing director of Metropolitan Investments. Mr. Abernethy received a BA from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, certificates in real estate and construction from UCLA…

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James Anderson Chair in International Economics and Finance at SAIS Europe

JAMES ANDERSON was elected chairman of the board of Kinnevik in April 2021. Previously he was partner at Baillie Gifford, where he led the firm’s European Equity Team, co-founded the Long Term Global Growth Strategy in 2003 and chaired the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group (2003-2019), including as co-manager of…

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Vera and Stefano Zamagni Professorship in Development Economics

JAMES ANDERSON was elected chairman of the board of Kinnevik in April 2021. Previously he was partner at Baillie Gifford, where he led the firm’s European Equity Team, co-founded the Long Term Global Growth Strategy in 2003 and chaired the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group (2003-2019), including as co-manager of…

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James Anderson Adjunct Professorship in Migration and Security Studies

JAMES ANDERSON was elected chairman of the board of Kinnevik in April 2021. Previously he was partner at Baillie Gifford, where he led the firm’s European Equity Team, co-founded the Long Term Global Growth Strategy in 2003 and chaired the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group (2003-2019), including as co-manager of…

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James Anderson Adjunct Professorship

JAMES ANDERSON was elected chairman of the board of Kinnevik in April 2021. Previously he was partner at Baillie Gifford, where he led the firm’s European Equity Team, co-founded the Long Term Global Growth Strategy in 2003 and chaired the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group (2003-2019), including as co-manager of…

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