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Alfred Sommer, MD, MHSc, Named Dean.
—Alfred Sommer, MD, MHSc, has been appointed dean of The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Md, effective September 1,1990. Dr Sommer will direct the oldest school of public health in the country and the largest worldwide, with 300 full-time faculty members, more than 1000 students, and an annual budget in excess of $120 million. The preeminent research and educational institution of its type, it awards one quarter of all doctorate degrees in public health. Dr Sommer is presently director of the Dana Center of Preventive Ophthalmology and professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Institute. He will continue to direct the Center until a successor is selected and will retain his faculty appointment at Wilmer. From its inception, the Dana Center has been a joint undertaking of the Wilmer Institute and the School of Hygiene and Public Health.
News and Comment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(9):1225. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070110041020
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