Welcome to the Blue Jay Flock!

We’re excited to have you join us virtually on March 26 for an information-packed and fun-filled Admitted Student Day! Register now to learn more about student services, find out about the excitement of living and learning in Baltimore, hear about ways we support students from all backgrounds, and so much more! And we are proud to have a keynote address from alumnus Robert Drummond, ’12 Med (MD, PhD) for this special event.

PLEASE NOTE: The event is divided into three sessions. You must register for each session separately to make sure you receive the Zoom link for the day’s events.

2024 Virtual Admitted PhD Student Schedule
Tuesday, March 26, 11:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register for Session 1

The first part of the day will be spent with all doctoral students from across the university. You will gain a birds-eye view of the university, resources and student services, international student information, and hear from President Ron Daniels.

11:45 a.m. – Noon Welcome Katrina Caldwell
Vice Provost and Chief Diversity OfficerSabine Stanley
Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional EducationMessage from President Ron Daniels
Noon – 12:45 p.m. Keynote Presentation with Q&A Robert Drummond, PhD, MD
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Nonacademic and Academic Career Support Doug Dluzen, PhD
Student Health and Well-Being Mary D. Vincitore, MS, LCPC
Director, Student Health and Well-Being OperationsCrissy St Clair
Manager, Student Benefits
Office of International Services Hannah Juliff
International Services Advisor

Whiting School of Engineering Specific Session
Register for Session 2

This session will provide information specific to doctoral students admitted to the Whiting School of Engineering. During this session, you will learn about initiatives that support diversity and inclusion, meet with current students, and ask any questions about the engineering PhD program.

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of graduate studies at the Whiting School of Engineering. Darlene Saporu, PhD
Assist. Dean, Diversity, Equity and InclusionStacey Marks
Program Manager
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Break

Virtual Mixer with Current Students
Register for Session 3

The final session of the day will be a fun one! Here’s an opportunity for further engagement with your future classmates and current JHU students. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with current students about topics such as housing in Baltimore, parenting during grad school, volunteering in Baltimore, to name a few. In addition, representatives from various graduate student organizations will be in attendance to share information about their group and upcoming events.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. -Play Games
-Meet Student Leaders
-Hear from Student Organization Representatives
-Consider Volunteer Opportunities
-Learn More About Baltimore Life & Living
-Explore Housing & Transportation


Keynote Speaker, Robert Drummond, PhD, MD

Robert Drummond serves as the director of laboratories and regional lead urgent care physician with the Optum Medical Group in Los Angeles, California, and is the co-founder of the Crown Hair Institute. He is a former Captain in the California U.S. Army National Guard, where he served as the battalion physician. A lead cast member of the Bravo hit TV series Married to Medicine, Drummond has used his platform to educate the public on science and health.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Drummond graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa with his BS degree in biology from Morehouse College. He received his medical degree and his doctoral degree in cellular and molecular medicine from Johns Hopkins University. He completed residency training in internal medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center and postdoctoral research fellowship training in hematology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

With a deep passion for mentoring and advancing inclusive excellence in higher education, Drummond is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Johns Hopkins University Award for Diversity, the David Shortle Award for Leadership, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, and the David E. Rogers Award for Medical Professionalism and Community Service.