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Bloomberg School and Krieger School to Establish Teaching Fellowship (web article)


Leon Gordis, MD, DrPH, MPH

The Bloomberg School of Public Health together with the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University have established the Gordis Teaching Fellowship. Named in honor of Leon Gordis, MD, DrPH, MPH, Professor Emeritus with the Bloomberg School’s Department of Epidemiology and director of the Johns Hopkins Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, the new teaching fellowship is designed to enrich the Zanvyl Krieger School’s undergraduate curriculum with innovative courses which 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 Gordis Teaching Fellowship is in recognition of Gordis’s commitment to excellence in teaching and tremendous contributions to the Bloomberg School. Gordis is an award-winning teacher and author of the book, Epidemiology.

To apply for the Gordis Teaching Fellowship, students must be enrolled in a PhD program at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and are required to be in residence during the semester they are teaching. The selected fellows will teach a 3-credit, 13-week course for one semester and may be invited to return if selected by the program director. 

For more information about the Leon Gordis Teaching Fellowship or to apply, please contact: Ann Beckemeyer at or visit: The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM.