John Cameron, the Alfred Blalock Distinguished University Professor
of Surgery and former department chairman, will deliver the keynote
address at Convocation. Receiving diplomas will be 115 candidates for
the degree of doctor of medicine, 83 for doctor of philosophy and 12
for master of arts. Seven among them will receive multiple degrees.
Hari Nathan will speak for the medical students; Emily Overholser, for
This year’s event, to be held at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall,
will take place about a week earlier than usual, on Thursday, May 20,
at 7:30 p.m.
Big New Book
than 60 faculty in Medicine have contributed to The Johns Hopkins Internal
Medicine Board Review (Elsevier. 640 pp. $89.95). The recently published,
comprehensive review for certification or recertification in internal
medicine was compiled by editors Redonda Miller, Stephen Sisson and
Bimal Ashar and associate editors Kimberly Peairs, Gail Berkenblit and
The text summarizes all the information readers are likely to encounter
on the exam, including the latest topics in the field, such as bioterrorism.
Hundreds of case-style study questions and answers at the end of each
chapter as well as a CD-ROM with 500 additional practice questions and
timed exams help readers master the material. Says Miller, “Compiling
this first edition was a two-year project. It’s a nice representation
of the whole department pulling together.”
Steven Johnson resigned in mid-April as president of Johns Hopkins Home
Care Group. During his five-year tenure, Johnson successfully directed
the JHHCG companies through operational challenges while steadily improving
annual margins to the current level of more than $1 million.
Dan Smith, vice president for finance for JHHCG and senior director
of finance for the Health System, now is acting president.