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The Difference a Decade Makes
Thanks to Joe Coppola, a stroll on campus is now a walk in the park

There was a time not long ago when medical students thought twice about doing their residencies at Hopkins. The campus simply was not considered safe. But one man has changed all that.

Joe Coppola, vice president of corporate security, who joined Hopkins 10 years ago this month, has transformed a crime-ridden, inner-city medical campus into a secure oasis that spreads well beyond its borders. His all-encompassing, high-tech program—now emulated by other urban academic medical centers—has slashed robberies from 23 in 1993 to the current low of zero. Likewise, campus thefts have plummeted, from more than 700 a year to less than 200.

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Joe Coppola
Joe Coppola, Corporate Security VP, built an army against crime from the ground up.


NEWS REPORT

The Big Squeeze
Social workers face a one-two punch: dwindling community resources, shorter hospital stays. MORE

In Israel, on a Mission
Sarah Sherman goes home to Tel Aviv.
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PROFILE
Vic Broccolino: Melding a Hospital with Its Community
A look at Howard County General Hospital's CEO. MORE
CENTERPIECE
A Winning Combination:
Elite athletes and Hopkins sports medicine specialists. MORE
Out of His League (and Loving It)
Dean Edward Miller goes to Orioles Fantasy Camp. MORE
Marathon Medicine
A unique Hopkins program is bringing sports medicine and emergency medicine together. MORE

LETTERS
Personal Jesus
Handcrafted marble replicas of the Christ statue are now for sale. Plus, marrow donations, two new clinics, 24/7 Redux, and meditation. MORE
fEATURES

Best Medicine
If laughter is contagious, some young patients have caught the bug, thanks to the medical mischief made by clowns in the Children’s Center MORE

Here's the Rub
Right there... Aaaah. Massage therapy returns! MORE


PICTURE THIS
Johns Hopkins - if he had a little nip and tuck.
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