Ted Giovanis, leading researchers and University leaders, gathered at the Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library this week to formally mark the dedication of the Giovanis Institute for Translational Cell Biology – a symbolic first step of this important cancer research program.

Through a $35M, 15-year gift from Giovanis, researchers will tackle the most fatal aspect of cancer: how it metastasizes, or spreads, through the body. Key to this work is collaboration among many disciplines, including biology, clinical treatment of patients, physics, engineering, machine learning, and computational medicine.

“I strongly believe that tackling hard questions and inviting collaboration across disciplines empowers new thinking among researchers who, I believe, can transform how we diagnose and treat cancer,” said Giovanis.



The road to becoming a racing driver

I have been interested in cars since I was young. I got my driver’s license when I was 17 but did not really get into cars until I was a little older, around age 20. I was mostly into drag racing until 1971 when I purchased a 1971 Chevrolet Corvette. This is when my...

Bias: The problem with belief systems

Once people arrive at a certain belief, it’s a very difficult task to change their mind. Multiple studies have found that when folks are presented with information different from personally held beliefs – rather than process the information logically – the individual...

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FOCUS FORWARD: Life lessons from racing

Life comes at you fast when you’re traveling 180 miles per hour. For Ted Giovanis, it’s also where you can learn the most valuable lessons. Since becoming a race car driver three decades ago at age forty-six—a ride that is still in overdrive—Giovanis has discovered how the tools of racing and the teamwork within it are applicable to life and business. In forty-eight motivating and, at times, exhilarating chapters, he shares his experience and knowledge.

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