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Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, with Aztec calendars, reminders of his native Mexico, in the background.

The Remarkable Journey of Doctor Q.
He grew up poor, south of the border. Now he’s a neurosurgeon, bent on finding a cure for brain cancer.

When he arrived in the United States as an illegal migrant farm worker in 1987, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa was 19 years old. He spoke not a word of English and had less than $5 in his pocket. But he had something that many native-born Americans lack—a burning desire to make something of himself.

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On Exhibit at Bayview; Energy Assistance: Hopkins Answers the Call; Stranded Lebanese Nurses; What We Did Last Summer.
 
     
     
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A New Pharmacy for Monument Street
Here comes the latest from Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy.
Shopper’s Paradise
Fashionistas come long distances to snap up rare finds at the Best Dressed Sale.
Bayview Pilots a Program for Dietitians
At last, a streamlined graduate degree.

CENTERPIECE
The Many Faces and Places of Johns Hopkins Medicine
From East Baltimore to Singapore, five employees share stories about life and work.
Employee Recognition Week
Every fall, leaders of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System honor the best.

PEOPLE AT WORK
Soul Medicine
For nearly three decades, the Office of Cultural Affairs has merged medicine with the arts.
Time Off with: Tim Phelps
Flame painting takes a steady hand, says the medical illustrator.
On the Job with: Jeri Eichberg
This octogenarian nurse has become a Wilmer legend.
China Revisited
A physician scientist introduces geriatrics to China in a hospital with long ties to Hopkins.

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Tops
Hopkins is the “Best of the Best” for the 16th consecutive year.

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