Hopkins C.A.R.E.S.: Cultivating Future Scientists and Health Providers

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Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Symposium and Network

  • Features 18 Summer Programs
  • Involves more than 100 Faculty Mentors
  • Supports more than 300 students

2018 Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Symposium
Thursday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building

2018 Keynote Speaker:
Alicia I. Arbaje, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Transitional Care Research at the Center for Transformative Geriatrics Research

Mission and Goals


1. Showcase 18 Summer Programs that provide paid internships in Hopkins laboratories, clinics, and offices across the medical campus for nearly 300 students with more than half from Baltimore City high schools

2. Provide opportunities for 200 selected students to deliver a professional presentation to an audience of 350 attendees, including Hopkins faculty, faculty and recruits from local colleges and universities, and each other

3. Bolster high school students’ academic and social confidence by enabling them to compete and compare the quality of their academic presentations to high achieving undergraduates from all over the United States

4. Inspire a generation of future leaders by providing a stage for students and keynote speakers of international prominence to share their journey, struggles, and lessons learned in achieving their dreams

5. Invest in untapped local talent to generate a home grown workforce with a college degree and improve the odds of success among aspiring leaders to pursue a career in science, public health, or medicine

Organizing Committee

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

Amanda Brown, PhD
Director of Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Science

Gerri Cole, PhD
Chair, Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Summer Symposium and Academic Program Manager, Office of Student Pipeline Programs

Jasmine Griffin
Academic Program Assistant, Office of Graduate Student Affairs

Tahirah Hall
Administrative Supervisor, Summer Internship Program Coordinator for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Summer Internship Program

Jessica Harlan
Senior Program Evaluation Specialist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Jamie Hickman
Administrative Services Coordinator, MCHC/RISE-UP at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Joyce Hoebing
Administrator, School of Medicine

Casey Jacobs
Academic Program Administrator, Biophysics for Baltimore Teens

Cathryn Kabacoff
Co-Director, Summer Academic Research Experience

Camille Mathis
Academic Program Administrator, Institute for NanoBioTechnology

Corrin McBride Hunt, PhD
Program Manager, Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs

Evelyn McCann
Administrative Secretary, Office of Graduate Student Affairs/Office of Student Pipeline Programs

Jenese McFadden, DM, MS, MBA
Program Manager, Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training

Laura Murphy
Co-Director, Summer Academic Research Experience

Erika Sulecki
Program Manager, MERIT

Karen Swisher
Administrative Coordinator, Institute for Cell Engineering

Symposium Schedule

Keynote Presentation and Student Stories10:00 to 11:15 am
Reception with Keynote Speaker11:15 to 11:45 am
Student Poster Presentations11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Lunch and Student Oral Research Presentations12:45 to 2:15 pm
Student Poster Presentations2:30 to 3:30 pm
Scholarship and Awards Ceremony3:45 to 4:00 pm

Directions and Parking


Download printable driving directions to the main hospital.


For convenient access to the Symposium, please park in the Orleans Street Garage. Visit our parking pages for more information on rates, valet, security, transportation and courtesy shuttles.

Student Stories

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

Research Presentations

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
2018 - Presentations

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s)

  1. When is the Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Symposium held?
    The Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Symposium is usually held the last Thursday in July of each year.
  2. I am not a part of any of the programs that participate in the Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Symposium. Is it possible for me to participate in the symposium anyway?
    Due to limited space, we are unable to accommodate this request. Only students who are a part of the listed programs are able to participate in the symposium.
  3. I will be presenting a poster at the symposium. What poster dimensions should I use?
    36” x 42”, portrait format
  4. I will be doing a podium (oral) presentation. What format does this presentation take and how long will I have to speak?
    Podium presentations are generally presented via PowerPoint (PPT). Students have approximately 10 minutes (including Q&A) to present their research. It is important for students to bring their PPT on a flash drive. The technology team (located in the back of the auditorium) will need to upload your PPT by 9:30 am on the morning of the presentation.
  5. Is it possible to do both a poster presentation and a podium (oral) presentation at the symposium?
    Yes, it is possible to do both. See your program director (or administrator) for information on how to participate in both types of presentations.
  6. I am interested in sharing my background story at the symposium. How can I do this?
    Interested students must audition before the Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Planning Committee. From the auditions, the committee will select up to 7 students to share their background stories at the symposium. See your program director (or administrator) for more information.
  7. Who is able to attend the Hopkins C.A.R.E.S. Symposium?
    All are welcome to attend. There is no registration.