May 20, 1996
Media Contact: Gary Stephenson
Phone (410) 955-5384
As many as forty ambassadors and attaches from 23 nations will come to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions on Tuesday, May 21 to hear leading researchers and physicians discuss Hopkins' role in improving global health care.
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Tilghman Room of the Turner Auditorium, the visiting dignitaries will learn about Hopkins' international alliances in health care, including global partnering in gene discovery, AIDS research, medical care delivery and education, telemedicine and telesurgery, and medical imaging and informatics.
"We are honored to host an important part of Embassy Day here at Hopkins and to report Hopkins' global outreach in patient care, research and technology," said Howard W. Califano, assistant dean and director of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Technology Licensing and host for the foreign delegates during their visit to Hopkins.
"Embassy Day," is an annual event designed to forge and strengthen partnerships between Maryland's medical and business community and the international community. About 500 Maryland and mid-Atlantic business, government and academic leaders will participate in the Embassy Day events. Sponsored by Gov. Glendening, the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and the Greater Baltimore Committee Technology Council, this year's event includes a presentation by Hopkins' scientists and physicians focusing on "Global Medicine: Discovery, Treatment and Commercialization."