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Leidos Joins JHU Montgomery County Campus

The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus welcomes Leidos to the campus community. Leidos has located some of its employees in Building III, putting them in close proximity to the National Cancer Institute Shady Grove, located right next door. Leidos Biomedical Research and the National Cancer Institute have a contract to work together on “genetics and genomics, proteins and proteomics, advanced biomedical computing and information technology, biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing, nanotechnology characterization, and clinical trials management,” according to NCI.

Hopkins Happenings asked Jennifer Gephart, director of media relations for Leidos, to tell us more about the company.

Hopkins Happenings: A lot of people have heard of Leidos, but I bet many people don’t really understand what Leidos does. Please tell us about your company.

Gephart: Leidos is a Fortune 500 science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The company’s 20,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our nation’s digital and physical infrastructure from ‘new world’ threats. Leidos Health, a Leidos company, is a leading healthcare IT consulting firm with deep clinical and technical expertise to support our customers in selecting, implementing and optimizing information technology investments.

Leidos Health offers a comprehensive range of technology services for healthcare providers - including vendor selection, strategy, design, implementation and optimization across all major electronic medical record systems. Our professional services help providers meet regulatory requirements, optimize technology for their clinical workflow, improve collections and reduce receivables, and keep data safe.

Hopkins Happenings: What kind of work are the employees located at the Johns Hopkins campus doing?

Gephart: We have about 60 people on campus doing bioinformatics software development, genomic data analysis, and other work for our government customer, who is adjacent to that location, making the site desirable for us. The employees are part of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Hopkins Happenings: Where else do you have locations?

Gephart: Leidos is headquartered in Reston, Va., but we have locations worldwide. Leidos Health, which provides a wide variety of clinical, business and IT solutions for healthcare enterprises, has locations in Bloomington, Minn.; Westfield, Ind.; and San Diego, Calif.  Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary that develops and applies advanced technologies to help translate research discoveries into treatments for cancer and AIDS, is located in Frederick, Md.

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