At a time when researchers are dealing with funding shortfalls from traditional sources, Johns Hopkins is looking for new ways to support the work that is necessary to make groundbreaking discoveries.
The Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund was established by the General Assembly in 2014 to fund basic and applied scientific research in colleges and universities across the state. In September 2015, Johns Hopkins University became one of the program’s first beneficiaries when it received state funding in support of two endowed professorships in the schools of Medicine and Public Health. A new professorship in water and public health and one focused on genetic medicine were established by pairing $2.1 million in state funding with $2.5 million in private donations to Hopkins. In September 2016, Johns Hopkins received another $1.375 million in state funding to support the endowment a professorship in cancer immunology and melanoma research.