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Dome November 2013

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Date: October 29, 2013


At the recent Henrietta Lacks Legacy event, Dunbar high school senior Rickiya Johnson, center, was awarded a four-year scholarship in Lacks’ memory. Johnson is flanked by Dunbar principal Kristina Kyles and Dan Ford, vice dean for clinical investigation.
At the recent Henrietta Lacks Legacy event, Dunbar high school senior Rickiya Johnson, center, was awarded a four-year scholarship in Lacks’ memory. Johnson is flanked by Dunbar principal Kristina Kyles and Dan Ford, vice dean for clinical investigation.

(Editor’s Note: The announcement in the Oct. 2013 Dome regarding Suburban Hospital’s new website contained incorrect information. A corrected version appears below. We regret the error.)

Suburban Hospital is preparing for its first major campus enhancement since 1979. The new 235,000-square-foot, four-story addition will house a new surgical wing, physician office space and private patient rooms. The hospital hopes to break ground in the fall of 2014. To learn more about the project, visit suburbanhospital2020.org.

 

Tribute and Veterans Group Kickoff

On Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., The Johns Hopkins Hospital will host its annual Veterans Day Commemoration to honor those who have served our country, especially the many employees who have volunteered for our country’s armed services. This year’s event will take place at a new location: the Peterson Family Courtyard, between the Zayed Tower and Phipps. Guest speaker is retired Maj. Gen. James Gilman, M.D., executive director of the Johns Hopkins Military & Veterans Health Institute. The event will also kick off the Veterans for Hopkins group, which offers support to veterans who work at Johns Hopkins Medicine institutions. All staff, patients and visitors are welcome to attend the ceremony and reception that follows. For more information, contact Ed Cramer, ecramer3@jhmi.edu.

Honoring the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, recently spoke about the importance of community involvement in scientific and medical research at the fourth annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

Nearly 1,000 people attended the lecture and lunch, held Oct. 5 in Turner Auditorium and Concourse. At the event, Robert Blum, director of the Urban Health Institute, presented the institute’s Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award and a check for $15,000 to Safe Streets East. The nonprofit organization works to mediate disputes and reduce violence in Baltimore’s McElderry Park neighborhood.

Dunbar High School senior Rickiya Johnson received the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Scholarship, a four-year scholarship from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and school of medicine that is awarded to a Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student interested in pursuing science or medicine.

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the annual event honors Henrietta Lacks, a young mother of five who died in 1951 of an aggressive cancer, despite radiation treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The small tissue sample taken from Lacks yielded cells that have helped to advance scientific and medical research around the world in the decades following her death.

New Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at All Children’s

Less than a year after a Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric residency program was accredited at All Children’s Hospital, a pediatric surgery fellowship program has also earned approval from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. Led by Paul Danielson, medical director of the pediatric surgery program at ACH, the program will enroll surgeons who have completed seven years of postgraduate training. All Children’s will provide an additional two years of training in pediatric general surgery, including neonatal surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric trauma surgery and pediatric advanced miniature access surgery.

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