Nominations due July 25, 2016
The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute is seeking to recognize outstanding partnerships between Johns Hopkins faculty or staff and local community groups through the 2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award. The award recognizes, supports and promotes exceptional programs developed by these partnerships. A monetary gift of $15,000 will be given to the community partner in the collaboration.
The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award was established in 2009 in honor of former Turner Station resident and Johns Hopkins cancer patient Henrietta Lacks, whose cells helped scientists make ground-breaking advances in medical research.
Who can apply?
Any group, working collaboratively on a project that addresses on or more of the following issues in Baltimore: poverty, community health and well-being, social justice and neighborhood development.
- Partnerships must include at least one community organization and at least one Johns Hopkins faculty or staff member. The team must have worked together on a community-based program for at least three years.
- Partnerships can either apply for themselves or be nominated by others.
- Those nominated in the past who didn’t receive the award may apply again.
To learn more about the award and application requirements, click here