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Jennifer Moody

Music for Musing During the Holidays
An oncology nurse finds his own way to bring comfort and support to patients.

Music has a powerful effect on human beings. It can increase brain activity and summon decades-old memories in an instant. Ron Noecker believes that music has healing properties, too, and this Christmas the nurse in medical oncology created a CD to give to Hopkins’ cancer patients.

Although Noecker is not a professional musician, he majored in music education in college and, like his 11 brothers and sisters, began taking piano lessons in childhood. Growing up on a farm in northeast Nebraska, “I got my piano practice in before I went out to the barn to milk the cows.”


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Kimmel’s New Director

Prostate cancer specialist William G. Nelson has been selected to lead the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. A School of Medicine faculty member since 1992, Nelson is considered a national leader in translational cancer research. With his team of Hopkins colleagues, he discovered the most common genome alteration in prostate cancer. The discovery led to new diagnostic tests for the disease and has fueled interest in new drug discovery and treatments, now in place at Hopkins. Before being named director, Nelson served as associate director for translational research and co-director of the Prostate Cancer Program. He earned his medical degree and Ph.D. at Hopkins in 1987. Nelson’s appointment will become official at a ceremony in the Weinberg lobby on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. The new Hackerman-Patz Family Pavilion will also be dedicated at the event. All are welcome to attend.

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Ed (“eddie”) Washington, a Hopkins Hospital floor tech, stands beside his 36 x 36 acrylic painting of poet and author Maya Angelou.



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