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What Happened Next?

Hundreds of thousands of donors have made an impact across Hopkins throughout the Rising campaign. But what has happened after the gifts were made? This series revisits the professors, researchers, clinicians, and students whose lives and careers were touched by your generosity. Learn What Happened Next as these members of the Hopkins community seek to make a difference in the world, with your support.

Founded by a generous gift in 2012, the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality sought to achieve "zero harm" in medical care, and it started by piloting evidence-based measures at Johns Hopkins Hospital. How have those measures impacted patient safety? Find out What Happened Next?

The Kawi Professorship, established in 2012, enables Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty to examine the relationship between trauma and mental health. Find out What Happened Next? for recipients Wietse Tol and Tamar Mendelson, who conducted research in developing countries and Baltimore's inner city, respectively.

When cognitive scientist Michael McCloskey first studied an unusual reading impairment, he and his co-investigators worked with two people who had lost the ability to discern letters and numbers after experiencing brain damage. Find out What Happened Next? and how this seemingly dead end sparked a broader inquiry into how people learn to read and write.

Should pregnant women be included in Zika vaccine trials? If genetics can identify who transmitted HIV to whom, what implications does that have in the legal system? Thanks to the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Directorship, the Berman Institute of Bioethics is uniquely positioned to answer such thorny questions. Find out more in this installment of What Happened Next?

In 2014, Carrie Nieman, an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, started a nonprofit to provide affordable amplification devices to low-income older adults, then train those adults how to use the aids. Find out What Happened Next?

Could a missing link in the educational chain for low-income students be a pair of eyeglasses? The Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study (BREDS) asked that question in 2014. What did they conclude? Find out What Happened Next?

After first-year lacrosse player Jeremy Huber died suddenly in 2015, young Blue Jays fan Truitt Sunderland asked his friends to contribute to a scholarship fund in Huber's name rather than birthday gifts. Then, the story went viral. Find out What Happened Next?

Brooke-Logann Williams, A&S '15, cultivated a passion for community outreach to her home city as a Hopkins Baltimore Scholar. But she also knew she needed more business and government relations know-how to truly make a difference. Find out What Happened Next?

In 2013, Lindsay Thompson, PhD (A&S '01) launched CityLab, a course for Carey Business School students that focused on redeveloping Jonestown, a struggling Baltimore neighborhood. Early success, however, has broadened CityLab's horizons. Find out What Happened Next?

Jeremy Nathans helped found the Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research in 2015 to support up-and-coming basic scientists, but knew he’d soon need new sources to fund the prize. He found one in an unusual place: at home. Find out What Happened Next?