Two Women Are New Bloomberg Distinguished Professors at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has announced the appointment of three new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors. The new endowed professors will have affiliations with two of more schools at the university and conduct interdisciplinary research. The Bloomberg Distinguished Professors teach both undergraduate and graduate students. Two of the three new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors are women.

Patricia-JanakPatricia H. Janak will be affiliated with the department of psychological and brain sciences as well as the department of neuroscience in the School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the biological basis of addiction. She has been serving as a professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. Professor Janak holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

sutcliffeKathleen M. Sutcliffe will teach in the Carey Business School and also be affiliated with Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety at the School of Medicine. An organization theorist, Professor Sutcliffe studies organizations and group decision making, with a special focus on reliability and safety, especially in health care. She has been serving as the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration and professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sutcliffe holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Washington and a Ph.D. at the University of Texas.

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