From the Directors
Date: November 11, 2013
Johns hopkins’ founders knew that research and patient care are intimately connected—without one, the other can’t fully succeed. Our commitment to both is showcased in this issue of NeuroNow.
On the cover, we share the news of The Johns Hopkins Hospital being named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a certification that not only depends on delivering the highest quality of care to stroke patients but continuing to improve that care through ongoing research.
The article on this page tells the story about a gift from patients whose daughter not only is a patient at Johns Hopkins but is also a research volunteer, helping to improve care for other patients with her condition.
On page 3, we tell the story of Walter Dandy, a former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon whose legacy continues in numerous ways here and elsewhere both through the care he delivered and the research advances he lent to the field.
We’re also pleased to acknowledge on page 4 the publicity that Johns Hopkins’ research on autoimmune disorders is deservedly receiving this year through the FOX Sports Supports program, which is raising money that will help patients far into the future.
Our dedication to providing the best care for patients relies on performing the best research—a calling for our physician-scientists for 114 years.
Harvey Cushing Professor and Director of Neurosurgery
Director of Neurology