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Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards: 2020 Awardees

In June 2020, thirty-six early career faculty members were selected to receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards, an honor that is accompanied by a $75,000 grant, mentoring opportunities, and institutional recognition.

The Catalyst Awards will enable these faculty to tackle projects across the spectrum of discovery, from designing a mobile health intervention to improve the cardiovascular health of African immigrants in the US, to investigating the neurobiology of creativity, to creating a safe storage tool kit to prevent firearm-related injury and death, to developing our understanding of the carbon cycle while unravelling the mechanisms behind the co-evolution of ancient marine life and environment. One awardee is pursuing a national longitudinal investigation on the impacts of the built environment, mobility changes and social distancing measures on COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates in the US metropolitan counties. Another is writing a book on Italian environmental films from the silent era to the present and exploring how film can help us grapple with global ecological crises and foster a culture of care and change.

These experts represent thirty departments—including Earth & Planetary Sciences, Classics, Mechanical Engineering, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Energy Resources and Environment, and Epidemiology. We are proud to announce the 2020-2021 Catalyst Cohort.

Valsamo Anagnostou

Valsamo Anagnostou
Oncology
School of Medicine

Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson
Classics
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

 

Raman Arora

Raman Arora
Computer Science
Whiting School of Engineering

 

Kristin Bigos

Kristin Bigos
Medicine – Clinical Pharmacology
School of Medicine
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Julia Burdick-Will

Julia Burdick-Will
Sociology
School of Education & Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Ryan Calder

Ryan Calder
Sociology

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah
School of Nursing

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Laura Di Bianco

Laura Di Bianco
Modern Languages and Literatures

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

David Dowdy

David Dowdy
Epidemiology

Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Yingli Fu

Yingli Fu
Radiology and Radiological Science

School of Medicine

David Gutkin

David Gutkin
Musicology

Peabody Institute

Adrian Haith

Adrian Haith
Neurology

School of Medicine
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Shima Hamidi

Shima Hamidi
Environmental Health and Engineering

Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Sung Hoon Kang

Sung Hoon Kang
Mechanical Engineering

Whiting School of Engineering

Hyungbae Kwon

Hyungbae Kwon
Neuroscience

School of Medicine

Felipe Lara

Felipe Lara
Composition

Peabody Institute

Albert Lau

Albert Lau
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

School of Medicine

Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis
Earth and Planetary Sciences

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Yi Li

Yi Li
Physics and Astronomy

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Richard Lofton

Richard Lofton
School of Education
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Enrique Mallada

Enrique Mallada
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Whiting School of Engineering

Jonas Nahm

Jonas Nahm
Energy Resources and Environment

School of Advanced International Studies
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Rakhi Naik

Rakhi Naik
Medicine – Hematology

School of Medicine
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Jian Ni

Jian Ni
Carey Business School

Lauren Osborne

Lauren Osborne
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

School of Medicine

Ligia Paina

Ligia Paina
International Health

Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Matthew Peters

Matthew Peters
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

School of Medicine
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Joseph Sakran

Joseph Sakran
Surgery

School of Medicine
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Laura Samuel

Laura Samuel
School of Nursing

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Emmy Smith

Emmy Smith
Earth and Planetary Sciences

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
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Jungsan Sohn

Jungsan (J.) Sohn
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
School of Medicine

Jamie Spangler

Jamie Spangler
Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Whiting School of Engineering
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Shuying Sun

Shuying Sun
Pathology

School of Medicine

Elizabeth Thornberry

Elizabeth Thornberry
History

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Arthur Vaught

Arthur Jason Vaught
Gynecology and Obstetrics

School of Medicine

Shigeki Watanabe

Shigeki Watanabe
Cell Biology

School of Medicine
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