June 20, 2011

John W. ‘Jack’ Griffin memorial service set for June 27

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 27, on the East Baltimore campus to celebrate the life of John W. “Jack” Griffin, an internationally respected expert in neurologic diseases. Griffin, a member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty for more than 40 years, died April 16 at age 69.

The service, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Hurd Hall, will honor Griffin for his research contributions, his mentorship to generations of students and colleagues, and his long record of service to the university. Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, along with other colleagues and friends, will pay tribute to Griffin. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Phipps Building.

Griffin was a University Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Neurology, professor in the departments of Neuroscience and Pathology, and founding director of the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute.

The John W. Griffin, M.D., Fund for Laboratory Investigation, a fund to assist young investigators in the early years of their laboratory research, has been established in his honor. Donations can be made to The Johns Hopkins University, c/o Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 436, Baltimore, MD 21201 with a note indicating the donation is in memory of Griffin for the benefit of the John W. Griffin, M.D., Fund for Laboratory Investigation.