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Stephanie Desmon, an award-winning medical journalist, has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as a senior media relations representative and public information officer.

Stephanie DesmonDesmon comes to Johns Hopkins from The Baltimore Sun, where she spent the last nine years as a reporter and writer covering medicine and politics, among other topics. While at the Sun, she was nationally recognized for her six-part series, “The Trial of Their Lives,” which chronicled the lives of terminal cancer patients undergoing an experimental breast cancer trial at Hopkins. She also received the Gerald Loeb Award, the highest journalism honor for business reporting, for a series she wrote about the decline of the Maryland crab industry and the subsequent rise of crabbing in Asia.

At JHM’s division of Media Relations & Public Affairs, she will be principally responsible for covering surgery, transplants, gastroenterology, and complementary and integrative medicine.

Desmon previously worked at newspapers in West Palm Beach and Jacksonville, Fla., and in Birmingham, Ala. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied American history.

She lives with her family in Catonsville, Md.

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