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A Woman's Journey - Greater Washington Area

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Dear Friend,

The original doors that opened The Johns Hopkins Hospital to millions of patients, generations of medical students and to new discoveries, were recently unearthed from storage, refinished and displayed at the hospital. The oversized hand-carved oak doors harken back to a time in the history of medicine predating the discovery of antibiotics, rubber gloves and development of CPR and sequencing the genome for cancer. Since 1889, this threshold has ushered in scientific knowledge and innovations that today include precision medicine, immunotherapy, and medical breakthroughs that offer promise for the future and to the residents of the Greater Washington Area where Johns Hopkins has opened doors at Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals.

As women who care for our families, and ourselves we too have a responsibility. For us, our personal experiences underscore the need to stay abreast of medical advances to make informed decisions for those we love. We therefore invite you to join us on a unique journey. Listen to three extraordinary presentations by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers, some of whom also practice in your neighborhood. Learn about proton beam, a radiation oncology tool bringing hope to many; the impact of gender and sex hormones in heart disease; and the exciting findings that may inform us about the likelihood of developing dementia.  

Prior to the presentations, you also will have the opportunity to meet many of the outstanding physicians practicing at Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and our other specialty practices.

Join us. Walk through the doors of A Woman’s Journey. We urge you to come alone or with a friend or colleague. Devote this morning to yourself. You will find it exhilarating, stimulating, empowering and for some, lifesaving.

Yours in health,

Beth Glassman  

Gail Glick

Alice Paik

Laurie Singer

Co-Chairs