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September 16, 2020 Virtual Event


Johns Hopkins Medicine cordially invites you to an exclusive briefing about advances in women’s health. This year’s program offers new insights into discoveries and treatments to address issues of importance to women.


Get an update on COVID-19 and its persistent threat, learn about the startling rise of lung cancer among women who have never smoked, and the surprising connection between infections and the likelihood of having a stroke.


Event Schedule

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

10 - 11:10 AM
Three presentations.

11:10 - 11:30 AM
Live questions and answers from the viewing audience, moderated by NBC4 news anchor Pat Lawson Muse.



Lisa Maragakis


Speaker: Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H.

Infectious disease expert and epidemiologist Lisa Maragakis has spearheaded much of the Johns Hopkins response to the current pandemic. Hear the latest information about COVID-19 and its persistent threat.

Mona Bahouth, M.D., Ph.D.

Surprising Risk of Stroke

Speaker: Mona Bahouth, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurologist Mona Bahouth discusses new research finding a relationship between infections and stroke.

Josephine Feliciano, M.D.


Speaker: Josephine Feliciano, M.D.

Oncologist Josephine Feliciano explores the sudden and alarming rise of lung cancer among women who have never smoked, and discusses symptoms and treatment strategies that can be effective with early detection.


2020 Host Committee

A Woman’s Journey would like to thank our host committee

  • Sherry Bellamy
  • Susan Cohn
  • Linda Courie
  • Dawn Doebler
  • Sarah Ehrlich
  • Ynette Evans
  • Liz Flanagan
  • Melanie Folstad
  • Susan Gurley
  • Diana Kogan
  • Elise Lefkowitz
  • Amy Manela​​​​​​​
  • Cynthia Merz
  • Nina Mitchell
  • Belle O'Brien
  • Penny Pagano
  • Kier Peterson
  • Sharon Rockefeller
  • Caroline Shafta


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