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Edyth H. Schoenrich Professorship in Preventive Medicine

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Established in 1996 by William and Shirley Griffin and other donors in honor of Edyth H. Schoenrich

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.

Held by John D. Groopman

GroopmanJohnJOHN D. GROOPMAN, the Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor in Preventive Medicine, is internationally recognized for his work in developing novel strategies for assessing human exposures to naturally occurring chemical carcinogens. His primary research is in human liver cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. A member of the faculty since 1989, Dr. Groopman sits on national and international committees, is the author of numerous publications, and has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology as well as Biomarkers and Prevention.