Congratulations to Dr. Hyungbae Kwon, a Primary member of the Neuroscience Department, for receiving a 2020 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award.
More information about the Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award, and this year's other winners, can be found here.
In June 2020, thirty-six early career faculty members were selected to receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards, an honor that is accompanied by a $75,000 grant, mentoring opportunities, and institutional recognition.
The Catalyst Awards will enable these faculty to tackle projects across the spectrum of discovery, from designing a mobile health intervention to improve the cardiovascular health of African immigrants in the US, to investigating the neurobiology of creativity, to creating a safe storage tool kit to prevent firearm-related injury and death, to developing our understanding of the carbon cycle while unravelling the mechanisms behind the co-evolution of ancient marine life and environment. One awardee is pursuing a national longitudinal investigation on the impacts of the built environment, mobility changes and social distancing measures on COVID-19 morbidity and mortality rates in the US metropolitan counties. Another is writing a book on Italian environmental films from the silent era to the present and exploring how film can help us grapple with global ecological crises and foster a culture of care and change.
These experts represent thirty departments—including Earth & Planetary Sciences, Classics, Mechanical Engineering, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Energy Resources and Environment, and Epidemiology. We are proud to announce the 2020-2021 Catalyst Cohort.