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From left, Arden Bongco, Wanda Smith, Willie Ferrer and Rhonda Cole are addressing multiethnic issues in Pathology’s Core Lab. With diversity at the fore, efforts like these should catch on.

Mixing It Up
A bold initiative fosters diversity across Johns Hopkins Medicine

For Willie Ferrer, supervising more than 40 medical technologists and technicians overnight in the Department of Pathology’s Core Lab demands a touch of diplomacy. The lab’s rich mix of backgrounds—African-American, Filipino, Nigerian, Chinese, Indian and Hispanic among them—means that dilemmas can arise.

Is it OK to speak your native language in the lab? To look someone directly in the eye? To ask someone, when English is your second language, to repeat those complicated directions?


What's News
School of Medicine names its four advisory colleges; Hopkins Hospital on ABC News.
Introducing the Image-Guided Interventional Laboratory; Catherine Neill memorial service; cystic fibrosis Web site; HopkinsOne go-live date; residents speak.
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Neighborhood Students Sample Science
An annual program invites youngsters to the bench.
In Full Bloom
Transplanted to a new location, the Flower Cart has its day in the sun.
Digital Media Manager: It Makes Life Easy
At last, electronic storage for all those images.

Welcome to Your New Workplace
Six years in the making, our spectacular new clinical buildings soon will begin to rise.

Inventive Partners
Clinicians team up with biomedical engineering students for solutions to real-life problems.

The Painted Bird
Johns Hopkins Lifeline has a brand new helicopter.

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