Celebrating a century of “Protecting Health, Saving Lives—Millions at a Time.”
How does the world’s foremost public health institution close out its first century and kick off its next 100 years? If it’s the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the celebration includes a world-class symposium featuring journalists who report on such topics as racial inequality, pandemics, and mental health issues and ends with a globally inspired dinner for donors, trustees, and other members of the community, featuring remarks by philanthropist Michael Bloomberg.
The core goal for the Centennial celebration was to reinforce the school’s mission – “Protecting Heath, Saving Lives – Millions at a Time” and showcase the Bloomberg School of Public Health as the pre-eminent leader in the field of public health, instilling pride in the school’s accomplishments while inspiring guests to ask, “What’s next?” Programming needed to capture hearts as well as minds, and show how every guest can truly make a difference in the future of public health.
The symposium convened experts from across the nation to discuss their research and offer a glimpse into what the next century’s public health focus might be. A webcast of the symposium broadcast the discussion to audiences around the world. The evening’s celebration included performances with an international flair that immersed guests in diverse global cultures. Speakers including Dean Michael Klag, Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels, and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg highlighted the School’s accomplishments and its place in the world. A special finale moment underscored a future bright with possibilities that all guests could participate in.