The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) is a collaboration and a vital connection with East Baltimore. The UHI is the starting point for forging true university and community partnerships in health care, education and community planning, with all partners working to change the trajectory for the children, youth and families of East Baltimore.
The UHI draws on the expertise of neighborhood residents, educators, philanthropic organizations, elected representatives and community leaders, in addition to the wealth of intellectual resources that Hopkins can offer.
Apply Now for the 2015 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award
Nominations due August 13, 2015
The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute is seeking to recognize outstanding partnerships between Johns Hopkins faculty or staff and local community groups through the 2015 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award. The award recognizes, supports and promotes exceptional programs developed by these partnerships. A monetary gift of $15,000 will be given to the community partner in the collaboration.
The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award was established in 2009 in honor of former Turner Station resident and Johns Hopkins cancer patient Henrietta Lacks, whose cells helped scientists make ground-breaking advances in medical research.
Learn more about the award and application requirements here.