October 18, 2010

Volunteer Summit will examine challenges facing the university

This week, President Ronald J. Daniels will convene almost 300 Johns Hopkins leaders—including senior administration, trustees, members of the alumni council, advisory board members and other volunteers from all university divisions—for a two-day summit in Baltimore to help chart the future course of the university. The 2010 Volunteer Summit will mark the first gathering of volunteers and leaders from across the entire Johns Hopkins enterprise.

Daniels said that those gathered will be asked to think creatively, and collectively as “one university,” about some of the biggest challenges the university faces.

Friday’s daylong plenary discussions will focus on four major topics: “At Home in the City: Forging a New Partnership With Baltimore,” “The Global Johns Hopkins,” “The Promise and Privacy Challenges of Personalized Medicine” and “Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age.” The forums will be led by senior Johns Hopkins leadership, including deans and directors.

The summit will conclude with a presentation from Edward D. Miller, the Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker Jr., M.D., Dean of the Medical Faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, on health care reform and the effect it will have on The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Volunteer Summit will be held Oct. 21 and 22 at M&T Bank Stadium and the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.