School of Medicine
Introducing Paul Rothman, M.D.
On December 20, Paul B. Rothman, dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, was named Edward D. Miller’s successor as dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer (CEO) of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Miller will retire in June after 15 years as the School of Medicine’s 13th dean and the first CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Dr. Rothman, a rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, became dean at the University of Iowa in 2008. During his tenure, he recruited leadership for nine departments, stabilized the medical college’s finances, began an overhaul of the medical curriculum and opened a branch campus in Des Moines. He also helped to establish a strategic new administrative structure for University of Iowa Healthcare, developed interdisciplinary research programs and strengthened the clinical practice plan.
“Paul Rothman is a visionary leader with a deep and highly sophisticated understanding of the challenges facing health care and academic medicine today,” said Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Rothman to the School of Medicine. Visit hopkinsmedicine.org to learn more.
Breaking the NFL Glass Ceiling
Leigh Ann Curl, Med '89, was featured in the November 2011 Johns Hopkins Magazine article "Roving the Sidelines" for her work as the Baltimore Ravens’ head team orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Curl is the only woman in the NFL to hold this position, and she’s been in her role for 13 years.
Before attending medical school, Curl was a basketball player at the University of Connecticut, and, growing up in Pittsburgh during the 1970s, Curl was a Steelers fan.
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Students Celebrate Achievements at Research Day
The first Friday of the new year brought together more than 120 medical students for the fourth annual Medical Student Research Day (MSRD). The Armstrong Medical Education Building was the backdrop for the forum, which allowed students to showcase their research accomplishments with the wider Hopkins community.
This year’s Medical Student Research Day featured poster sessions, podium presentations, the MSRD Award Ceremony and an address from keynote speaker Jeremy Sugarman, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Sugarman is a recognized leader in biomedical ethics with expertise in the use of empirical methods and evidence-based standards for the evaluation and analysis of bioethical issues. Students also had an opportunity to network and connect with other research-oriented students and faculty.
Visit our website to learn more about this event.
Welch Library Update
In the coming months there will be a review of the Welch Library Building and how the physical and electronic resources of the Welch Library will be used, according to David G. Nichols, M.D., Vice Dean for Education and Chair of the Welch Library Advisory Committee. The review will be conducted by a formal committee composed of the schools of medicine, public health and nursing with representation from the university and health system. Until the review is completed, the library will maintain current operations.
Visit the Welch Library website for the text of Dr. Nichols' letter to the East Baltimore community and more information about the Welch Library. Once on the library's website, look for the red text at the top of the page that says, "Important Message: Library Services Will Remain At Their Current Status. Click here to learn more..." to view Dr. Nichol's letter.