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Katey Ayers Endowed Professorship

School of Nursing

Established in 2020 by the estate of Katey Ayers

KATEY AYERS was a 1967 graduate of Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses. Katey passed away in February 2019, and left her entire estate to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to create an endowed professorship in her name, representing her lifelong commitment to nursing education.

The funds for the Katey Ayers Endowed Chair were matched by the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund, which offers a state match to private funds raised in support of endowed professorships at Maryland’s colleges.

Held by Craig E. Pollack

CRAIG E. POLLACK, M.D., M.H.S., M.Sc., is a practicing primary care, internal medicine physician whose research focuses on social determinants of health, with an emphasis on housing policies

Dr. Pollack examines the health effects of housing policies including mobility programs that enables families to move from areas of concentrated poverty. His research also focuses on cancer prevention and control, including issues related to health disparities and the role of provider and patient social networks across the cancer continuum. His work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Pollack has a joint primary appointment at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also joint faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.