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Developments from the Development Office

The Department of Medicine Development Office is pleased to share that we have exceeded our annual goal, raising $26.2M in FY18 which will be directed towards faculty and program support, research and unrestricted use.

Several highlights of our year include:

  • $375K pledge supporting the Murex Leadership Award in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
  • $2M bequest from the estate of Mrs. Lois Groth to fund scholarships in the School of Medicine and the Fellowship Program in Infectious Diseases. Thanks to Dr. Paul Auwaerter for all of his efforts and hard work to bring this generous gift to Johns Hopkins. Mrs. Groth was a patient of Dr. Auwaerter for many years and even though she passed in December of 2015, Dr. Auwaerter kept his promise to Mrs. Groth that he would fulfill her wishes to support scholarships at the School of Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases.
  • $1M commitment from Dr. Arsen and Mrs. Elizabeth Manugian to support the Scleroderma Research Discovery Fund, under the direction of Dr. Laura Hummers in Rheumatology.
  • $250K commitment to support the research of Dr. Antoine Azar in the Adult Primary Immunodeficiency Center as the Tara Sakraida Parker and Richard Parker CIM Scholar.
  • $500K (Anonymous) commitment to the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

We closed the fiscal year celebrating the installation of Dr. Thomas W. Donner as the Jules B. Edlow, M.D. and Joan Edlow Professor in Diabetes on May 29, 2018. Dr. and Mrs. Edlow committed over $3M to honor Dr. Donner in this special way and support his diabetes research. The occasion was celebrated with a thoughtful ceremony and reception.

The Lyme Disease Research Center marked its 3rd anniversary with a stewardship event held on June 6, 2018 at Greenspring Station, where the Lyme Center is located. The evening allowed faculty, staff, donors and friends to celebrate the center and its continued progress. Attendees heard from the center’s Advisory Board Chair Alex Mason, Director John Aucott and Co-Director Mark Soloski, who highlighted the center’s accomplishments and provided updates on the future of Lyme disease research.

We look forward to celebrating Dr. Robert C. Bollinger on September 5, 2018 as he is installed as the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor in Infectious Diseases. Please contact Stephanie Cohen for more details: 410-550-9892 or [email protected].


Kelsey Bennett