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November 7, 2020 Virtual Event

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey invites you to an exclusive briefing about advances in women’s health. This program presents the latest advances on a diverse range of medical topics pertaining to women.

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Learn about early cancer detection, chronic inflammation, fibroids among African-American women, latest research on memory, the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing heart disease and achieving longevity and optimal health.


Event Schedule

9:30 - 10 AM
Join the Zoom program early. Enjoy the “Lounge” as you await A Woman’s Journey.

10 - 10:45 AM
Plenary — One Woman’s Journey

10:45 - 11:30 AM
Attendees select one presentation from among eight.

11:30 AM - Noon
An Inflection Point: COVID-19

Sherita Hill Golden, M.D., M.H.S.


One Woman’s Journey

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Even as vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, endocrinologist Sherita Golden faces racism. Hear her journey, and how she is leading efforts to address health disparities, micro-aggressions, and systemic and structural racism at Johns Hopkins and in Baltimore.



Select one of these eight presentations.

Anne-Marie Lennon, Ph.D., M.B.B.Ch.

Breaking News: Diagnosing Early Cancer

This is no time to ignore your personal health. Gastroenterologist Anne Marie Lennon explores potential early warning signs of cancer and reveals exciting news about a groundbreaking diagnostic test that has emerged from Johns Hopkins research.

Alicia Arbaje, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Blue Zones

Learn lessons to achieve longevity and optimal health from centenarians living in specific global habitats known as “blue zones,” as geriatrician Alicia Arbaje shares common lifestyles among those living a productive, rewarding and long life.

Dr. Khara Simpson

Fibroids Among African Americans

Fibroid tumors occur three times more frequently among women of color than white. Learn from gynecologist Khara Simpson about the prevalence among Black women, early symptoms, risks associated with fibroids and the status of treatments.

Lisa Christopher-Stine, M.D., M.P.H.


Internist Lisa Christopher-Stine investigates chronic inflammation, which is at the root of many ailments from cancer, heart disease and arthritis to autoimmune diseases and dementia — and strategies to reduce its impact on our health.

Mark Mattson, Ph.D.

Why Fasting is Good for Your Brain, and Maybe Your Body

Neuroscientist Mark Mattson defines intermittent fasting and discloses his research findings that demonstrate the potential benefits of a new eating scheme that can preserve a cognitive functioning. He also references the potential metabolic impact.

Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

Hearty Advice

Preventive cardiologist and women’s heart health expert Erin Michos discusses “red flags” of risk for heart disease that are unique to women and reveals what strategies are effective or ineffective for preventing cardiovascular disease in women.

Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.

Emerging Research About Memory

While life expectancy is increasing, dementia is on the rise, potentially compromising our quality of life. Neuroscientist Marilyn Albert discloses findings from research on delaying and treating dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease; the relationship between life style factors and risk of dementia; and insights into new research pursuits.

Erica Richards, M.D., Ph.D.

Stress and Anxiety

For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic, social crises and political dissidence have exacerbated the stress and anxiety that often accompany our lives. Psychiatrist Erica Richards discusses how we can mitigate our emotional stress and better cope with anxiety and worry caused by a new world order.

Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH

Closing Presentation

An Inflection Point: COVID-19

11:30 a.m. – Noon

Infectious disease expert and epidemiologist Lisa Maragakis has spearheaded much of the Johns Hopkins response to the current pandemic. Discover the latest facts about COVID-19, its persistent threat, and how this transformative experience has influenced Dr. Maragakis’ professional and personal life.



We are grateful to our corporate and media sponsors for their support.


Scholarships, sponsorships and premium “tables” are available. Registrations are transferable but not refundable. Registration closes Thursday, November 5 at midnight.

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