To our readers,
In the best interest of our community and in compliance with university policies, HBN will be postponing any in-person events above 25 people, and instead will host events as Zoom meetings when appropriate. Those meetings which cannot be accommodated to this format (such as the BioPitch Competition, sponsored Treks and PDCO-partnered events), will be postponed for now and rescheduled at a later date.
While these are uncertain times, we are sincerely optimistic for the future as our various branches have been working on multiple new initiatives to expand HBN. Although BioPitch has been postponed, our entrepreneurship branch successfully raised $2500 for the competition and received 16 team applications. The industry relations branch is working with the Professional Development and Career Office on new treks to local biotechs, and the alumni relations branch is working closely with several mentorship communities across Hopkins’ campuses (iCAN, OPTIONS, CASSS). Excitingly for this publication, the Transcript branch recently received funding to launch a new media initiative; more information on that will be announced soon.
Lastly, we know that all of the news around this pandemic can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to find clear, trusted advice or information sources. Please, continue to practice sound public health practices, and for more information on both local policies and general guidance, please utilize the list of reliable resources on 2019-nCoV and COVID-19 at the end of this editorial.
Our hearts are with those affected in our community, and we hope you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy during this outbreak.
The Transcript Editorial Board
Coronavirus Information for the JHU community, local city, and state resources:
Johns Hopkins University (resources for JHU students, faculty, staff): https://hub.jhu.edu/novel-coronavirus-information/
Baltimore City Health Department: https://health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Maryland Department of Health: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx
General public information:
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html