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Johns Hopkins: Bloomberg School Launches SCIBAR Initiative Promoting Power of Science in Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is launching a new initiative that will fund faculty research projects that combine basic and applied science. The SCIBAR (Support for Creative Integrated Basic and Applied Research) Initiative aims to realize the power of science in public health, a major objective of the strategic plan that Bloomberg School Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie announced in 2018.

SCIBAR will fund up to four, four-year, $1 million Bloomberg School faculty-led projects. Two of the projects will be funded by the dean’s office and two by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

These projects will emphasize “team science,” strong partnerships between basic and applied sciences that will make a difference in communities. SCIBAR will accelerate the translation of innovative basic science to practical, real-world applications with the potential to have large public health impact. A requirement is that faculty members from at least two Bloomberg School departments assume key roles in the project.

The program will begin accepting proposals this summer and award grants in the spring of 2020.

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