School of Medicine
A New Era for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Nighttime view of the new The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and Sheikh Zayed Tower
National leaders and international royalty gathered in Baltimore on April 12 for the dedication of The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and Sheikh Zayed Tower, signaling a new era for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The $1.1 billion, 1.6 million-square-foot facility officially opens to the public on May 1.
“For more than a century, patients have come to Johns Hopkins from throughout Baltimore, the nation and the world for the best possible, evidence-based, patient-centered care," said Edward D. Miller, M.D., Dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. "Our new facilities will enable us to provide that excellent care with greater comfort and privacy for our patients and their families in a state-of-the-art environment.”
Take a virtual tour of the new hospital buildings. Read more >>
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Connecting the Docs
Participating alumnae at the Career Networking Event
On April 4, medical students and alumnae came together in the Armstrong Medical Education Building for an evening of networking and mentorship during the spring Career Networking Event. The theme of the event was “Women in Medicine.” Read more >>
If you’re a local alumnus interested in participating in future Career Networking Events, please contact Jenni Hunt at JHMalumni@jhmi.edu.
Students Come Together to Help Meet a Community Need
For several years now, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) has developed and run Community Adolescent Sexuality Education (CASE), a program targeted toward eighth grade students that covers topics ranging from decision-making, goal setting, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and anatomy.
Currently, Baltimore City Public Schools lack the funding to teach comprehensive sexual education before high school, leading to the inspiration behind CASE.
According to medical student Martha Brucato '14, many local leaders and school principals have welcomed CASE in their classrooms. Some of the proudest moments for volunteer teachers have been when students open up about their questions and uncertainties, says Brucato, immediate past SNMA chapter president and CASE co-coordinator.
The CASE curriculum is set up to run for eight, one-hour sessions. Brucato, along with fellow co-coordinators Jesse Yang '13 and Jaleesa Jackson '15, recruits volunteer teachers from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.
"We have so much depth and breadth of knowledge amongst teachers," said Brucato. It is challenging to find the time to recruit volunteers and teach, but in the end, it is "very, very worth it" she says.
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Looking for the Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Soon-to-be Hopkins Alum?
The School of Medicine Commencement is just around the corner on May 24. Looking for a graduation gift? Visit the Alumni Merchandise section of our website for ideas!
At the JHU Alumni Store, you'll find great Johns Hopkins merchandise like the official Johns Hopkins University ring, shirts, ties, umbrellas and more.
The Matthews Johns Hopkins Medical Book Center features Johns Hopkins Medicine apparel, diploma frames and much more.