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3400 North Charles Street
San Martin Center
Baltimore,  MD 21218
Phone: 800-548-5422

To educate students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, foster independent and original research, and bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

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A better Ebola suit starts here. In West Africa, temperatures can reach 115 degrees Fahrenheit with 100 percent humidity. For Ebola caregivers, wearing crucial protective suits for more than an hour in these conditions is nearly unbearable. Yet each time they change, they risk contact with the virus on the suits' exteriors. Thanks in part to her Shaw Scholarship, Gabriela Frid, Engr '16, could attend Hopkins and join a team that helped design a safer Ebola suit. Frid worked on cooling and venting, to increase the amount of time workers can function comfortably without changing. It was the experience of a lifetime ? not only for Frid, but for all the caregivers who will benefit from her work. Together there's more we can do to help great students like Gabriela Frid obtain a Hopkins education. Learn more at

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