Teaching fellowship established in honor of Leon Gordis

Fellowship designed to enrich Arts & Science's curriculum with courses highlighting trends, topics in public health

The Bloomberg School of Public Health and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences have established the Gordis Teaching Fellowship. Named in honor of Leon Gordis, professor emeritus of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School and director of the Johns Hopkins Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, the fellowship is designed to enrich the Krieger School's undergraduate curriculum with innovative courses that highlight trends and topics in public health. In addition, the fellowship will create new teaching opportunities for doctoral students and will allow undergraduates the opportunity to take seminar-size classes that build on their foundation courses.

The creation of the fellowship is in recognition of Gordis' commitment to excellence in teaching and his contributions to the Bloomberg School. Gordis is an award-winning teacher and author of the book Epidemiology.

To apply, students must be enrolled in a PhD program at the Bloomberg School and be in residence during the semester in which they are teaching. The selected fellows will teach a three-credit, 13-week course for one semester and may be invited to return.

For more information or to apply, contact Ann Beckemeyer at abeckemeyer@jhu.edu or go to krieger.jhu.edu/publichealth/about/GTF.html. The deadline for submitting applications is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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