School of Public Health professorship endowed by Taiwanese donors

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is receiving a gift from Min-Ho Huang to endow the Show Chwan Professorship in the Department of Health Policy and Management. The gift is the largest ever made to Johns Hopkins University by donors from Taiwan.

"Of all the gifts a university receives, few make a more profound or lasting difference than the gift of an endowed professorship," says Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels. "Through their generosity, Dr. and Mme. Huang are helping Johns Hopkins set ever-higher standards in education, service, and discovery that improve and save lives around the world."

Min-Ho Huang is president of the Show Chwan Health Care System in Taiwan, which he established in 1973 and named to commemorate his father. A trained surgeon, Huang earned his MPH degree from the Bloomberg School in 1996 as part of the Taiwan Health Elite Program, established by the school in 1994 to prepare many of the government's leaders to oversee changes to Taiwan's health care delivery.

Johns Hopkins has 864 graduates from Taiwan, 336 of whom are alumni of the Bloomberg School. Of the 10 people leading Taiwan's health ministry, four were trained by the Bloomberg School and another by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.