Catching Up with Roy Ziegelstein
An ardent advocate for compassionate care considers ways to build on traditions of excellence in medical training and education in biomedical science.
As he plunges into his new job as vice dean for education at the School of Medicine, cardiologist Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., brings a history of educating medical students and residents about the best ways to provide compassionate, patient-centered medical care while also helping to develop the careers of young scientists.
During his 27-year career at Johns Hopkins, the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr., Professor of Medicine has served as co-director of the Aliki Initiative, a program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center that emphasizes the importance of knowing patients as individuals. He developed the capstone course "Transition to Residency and Internship and Preparation for Life" (TRIPLE), widely recognized for advancing humane and caring attitudes. And he is known for his work in improving doctor-patient communication as well as for his award-winning clinical teaching and basic science research into cardiovascular disease.
Ziegelstein, who succeeds David Nichols, is the medical school's second vice dean for education. The position oversees undergraduate, graduate, residency, postdoctoral and continuing medical education programs as well as the Welch Medical Library. In a two-part interview, the vice dean discusses adjusting medical education to fit society's needs; how, what and how long doctors should be taught; and finding ways to evaluate the school of medicine's educational approaches. Read his interview.
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What comes next in the Genes to Society first year curriculum? It's Clinical Foundations of Medicine (CFM). Click here to read more about CFM.
2013 Stethoscope Ceremony and Reception - Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the Class of 2017 was presented with their own stethoscopes, thanks to the Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association. Read more and see photos from this special event.
Ever wondered how our medical students begin their journey at the School of Medicine? It's a course called Health Care Disparities (HCD). Click here to read more about HCD and why it holds the position of the very first course in the Genes to Society curriculum.
Read a "Welcome back" message from President Ronald Daniels to all Hopkins faculty, students and staff. (September 2013)
Students come together to 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. (April 2012)
Inspiring Young Researchers - April 13 marked the 35th annual Young Investigators' Day, when School of Medicine trainee researchers are recognized for their accomplishments in the lab. (April 2012)
View the Johns Hopkins Medicine Town Meeting Online - On April 5, Edward Miller, M.D., Dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald Peterson, President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and EVP of Johns Hopkins Medicine, hosted a JHM town meeting -- the second in the JHM 3.0 thought leader series.
During the meeting, executive administrators Ted Chambers and Christina Lundquist provided an operational update on the Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. William Baumgartner, Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and President of the School of Medicine Clinical Practice Association, spoke about his role as senior vice president of the Office Johns Hopkins Physicians. Phil Cole, Director of Pharmacology and Molecular Science, also shared how institution-wide collaboration and multidisciplinary teams make a difference in research opportunities and outcomes. (April 2012)
Rewarding Excellence in Education - Learn more about The Institute for Excellence in Education. (March 2012)
Closing East Baltimore's Health Care Gap - Learn more about the Charm City Clinic. (February 2012)
Meeting the Needs of Inner City Patients - The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program prepares physicians to address challenges facing the urban poor and underserved. (February 2012)
Fostering Diversity - In 2010, the School of Medicine launched the Johns Hopkins Medicine Scholars as part of the school’s commitment to strengthening diversity among its students. (February 2012)
JHU Students' Company Accepted into NY Accelerator - Ahead Research, founded by two Johns Hopkins medical students, was accepted into Blueprint Health. (January 2012)
NIH Director's Pioneer Award - Congratulations to James E.K. Hildreth, Med '87, and Andrew P. Feinberg, Med '76, 2011 recipients of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award.
Johns Hopkins' "Genes to Society" Curriculum Featured - In October 2011, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's "Genes to Society" curriculum was featured Urbanite magazine's article "Med School Redux".
Johns Hopkins to Develop Medical School and Teaching Hospital in Malaysia - November 2010 - Johns Hopkins signed an agreement to help Malaysia develop its first fully integrated private four-year graduate medical school and teaching hospital. The agreement was signed on November 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin observed the signing ceremony. Read more from the JHU Gazette, on page 4 of the Dome and on the Johns Hopkins Medicine website.
Health Care Reform - October 2010 - View a presentation by Dean Edward Miller about how health care reform will impact Johns Hopkins. Learn about the role Hopkins played in the debate and agreements that Congress made with various industries and organizations to gain support of the law. Also find out about Hopkins’ strategy to address health care reform.
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