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Johns Hopkins Medicine Press Event: South Pole evacuee and Hopkins physician to discuss experience and medical situation - 10/27/2011

Johns Hopkins Medicine Press Event: South Pole evacuee and Hopkins physician to discuss experience and medical situation

Release Date: October 27, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:        Renee-Nicole Douceur, the engineer rescued from a research station at the South Pole after experiencing a medical emergency, will discuss her experience and current medical situation alongside her Johns Hopkins physician, Paul Nyquist, M.D., during a press event.

WHEN:        Oct. 28, 2011, 10 – 11 a.m.

WHERE:     Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

                    Conference Room 2140/2150

                    601 N. Caroline Street  

                    Baltimore, Maryland 21287

                     

WHY:            Ms. Douceur and Dr. Nyquist will talk about her condition, treatment and outlook, as well as her decision to come to Hopkins. Ms. Doucer suffered a stroke while at the South Pole and was evacuated to New Zealand, where she underwent preliminary tests. She was flown to Johns Hopkins on Monday, Oct. 24, for further testing and rehabilitation at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

CONTACT:  Christen Brownlee at 410-955-7832 or cbrownlee@jhmi.edu; Gary Stephenson at 410-955-5384 or gstephenson@jhmi.edu; Natalia Abel at 410-502-9422 or nboloti1@jhmi.edu     

REPORTER’S NOTE: AV support will be provided.

TV trucks are advised to park on the west side of Broadway, heading south and next to the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. It is anticipated that a significant number of reporters will cover this event, and parking for live TV vehicles will be limited. You are urged to RSVP by phone or email in advance. Non-TV vehicles should park in the Caroline Street Garage.

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