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Howard County General Hospital hired Karen Shelton in 2018 as its first advanced care planning program coordinator.

At annual Trauma Survivors Day event, physicians, nurses and patients share their memories.

Now in its third year, the retreat facilitates collaboration across the engineering and medical disciplines.

For patients with acute flaccid myelitis or spinal cord injury placed on mechanical ventilation, says pediatric surgeon Eric Jelin, it’s like physical therapy for the diaphragm.

Johns Hopkins psychiatrist explains how allergies and inflammation may cause a seasonal jump in suicide.

Demands on nurses are changing, and Dawn Luzetsky wants to ensure her pediatric colleagues have the support they need at a time of transformation. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s new senior director of nursing leads nearly 1,100 nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical technicians and front-desk personnel in caring for sick children. Luzetsky, raised by a single mother who was also a Johns Hopkins nurse, took some time out to share her thoughts on nursing and leadership.

New exhibit showcases the hospital’s rich history, dating back to 1866.

The health system’s nurses are serving in areas as diverse as research, telemedicine and recruitment, but the majority of Johns Hopkins nurses continue to prefer direct patient care.

Increasingly, older adults are misusing alcohol and drugs – raising their risks for falls, fractures and other emergencies.

A multimodality approach ensures the best care possible for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, small-bowel neuroendocrine tumors and intra-abdominal sarcomas.

Cardiologists Steven Jones and Seth Martin created LDL Cholesterol Calculator, an app that lets physicians better calculatelow-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol using their patient’s lab results.

Former therapeutic endoscopy fellow Sam Giday shares how training at Johns Hopkins prepared him for a life in medicine.

A May 30 event highlights current precision medicine research, and offers a glimpse into the future.

Two sisters made a bequest to support the work of Johns Hopkins orthopaedic surgeons Edward McFarland and Lee Riley. The endowed fund provides a steady stream of research support to a cause they believed in.

Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work in tandem with other specialists to help keep patients with advanced heart failure at the top of their game.

For patients who experience symptoms suspicious for peripheral artery disease (PAD) Johns Hopkins vascular surgeons use a host of tests and procedures to help diagnose and treat the disorder.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital is making strides in implementing many green, sustainable measures.

improving patients’ access to providers, aiming for precision by using data in innovative ways and finding ways to make employees happier, healthier and more productive are among the goals of “Innovation 2023,” the new Strategic Plan for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Targeted efforts to reduce burnout among residents appear to be paying off.

The director of the Osler Medical Residency Training Program shares findings from the final iCOMPARE residency duty hours study as they relate to patient safety and sleep.

Osler alum Rupal Malani describes her journey from medicine to strategic health care delivery executive and how she draws from her Osler training.

Class Notes - 04/09/2019

Find out who matched at Johns Hopkins, and mark your calendars for the annual housestaff reunion and dinner.

Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station introduces a new chapter of outpatient care with the opening of a new building.

Amazon’s virtual voice assistant may help overweight cancer survivors increase their daily activity and ultimately reduce the chance of their cancer coming back.

Learn about the latest developments in dementia care research, chronic pain and insomnia research and more.

The procedures involve a posterior approach to the neck, followed by an anterior approach, and then another posterior approach.

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are working on new research projects and clinical trials, including the use of autologous chondrocyte implantation to restore cartilage in the knee.

One innovative method under development is a mobile app to collect real-life data to track each patient’s recovery after surgery.

New technological developments, advancements in chemotherapy and radiation, and specialized training allow numerous surgical options.

Nina Martinez and transplant surgeon Dorry Segev made history with the nation's first kidney donation from a person living with HIV.

Why do certain proteins zip around super fast? Our Instagram Image of the Month reveals why reaction time is important.

An alum and current resident discuss their experiences training at Johns Hopkins.

A new website—Women in Leadership (hopkinsmedicine.org/womenleaders)—highlights many of the women who are helping to lead the institution into the future.

The Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center, which opened 25 years ago at Green Spring Station in Baltimore County, is growing once again.

The president of Howard County General Hospital discusses his five years in the job and what lies ahead.

A study that began 71 years ago is still breaking new ground as it follows its original cohort of Johns Hopkins medical students into old age.

Underrepresented minority students have charted a new path to celebrating their research achievements.

A recording booth at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center is collecting patient and caregiver stories.

A feasibility study showed a 55 percent reduction in patients’ use of emergency department and hospital services during the 180 days after the start of the program.

Johns Hopkins research shows potential of inHealth precision medicine approach.

Surgeons with Johns Hopkins Children’s Center now provide general surgery in Rockville, Maryland with post-operative care in Bethesda, Maryland.

Johns Hopkins Health System employees take the Gallup Survey March 4–24

Five years ago, The Johns Hopkins Hospital set a goal to be in the 90th percentile in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. That goal has not only been reached but also surpassed.

New efforts to recruit more women to the Osler Medical Training Program are paying off.

Incorporating the teaching of diverse mentors into his own practice, Shelby Kutty searches within and reaches out.

Alyssa Stewart of child life services uses passion to help the vulnerable

Gastrointestinal and psychiatric experts are working together to treat patients with complex and connected psychiatric and physical symptoms.

Pegah Dehghan, a physiatrist specializing in neuromuscular diseases, brings expertise in clinical medicine and research to the Johns Hopkins POTS clinic.

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center pediatric physiatrist helped translate recent research findings into best practices for caring for children with mTBI.

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury is one of a handful of centers with experience treating children with the polio-like condition.

Physiatrist Mary Keszler, who joined John Hopkins in 2018, is one of about nine physiatrists in the country with a fellowship in amputation rehabilitation.

Vote for Johns Hopkins research in the STAT March Madness bracket

Infectious Disease Associates (IDA) in Ellicott City is now part of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The new type of brain retractor could reduce the likelihood of injury during surgery.

New Faculty - 02/26/2019

Eleven new surgeons recently joined Johns Hopkins, including Chady Atallah.

Johns Hopkins alum Shalon Irving died in 2017 of complications from high blood pressure, three weeks after giving birth.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Howard County General Hospital have implemented the TeleSitter program.

The site features short biographies of 31 leaders across Johns Hopkins Medicine. Visitors can learn what drew the women to the institution, what keeps them here, their proudest accomplishments and their advice for women aspiring to lead.

Wellness efforts, including a new Healthy Food and Beverage Policy, win favor while adding flavor.

Neil A. Grauer explains how Hopkins expertise helped prevent seasickness.

Johns Hopkins teams are exploring ex vivo machine perfusion to expand the donor pool, increase the range of donor hospitals and gain extra time to determine an organ’s health before a transplant.

The work is taking place in a new center that spans engineering and cardiology specialties.

Nearly 550 Johns Hopkins volunteers gave back to the community on the 2019 Johns Hopkins MLK Day of Service.

the Jan. 30 town hall on safety and security informed East Baltimore campus faculty and staff members about Johns Hopkins’ efforts to address increased crime in the city, including a proposal to create a campus police force.

According to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Office, Johns Hopkins’ email users are frequently targeted for phishing attacks, so faculty members, staff members and students need to be on guard to ensure that our electronic systems remain secure.

Nearly 550 Johns Hopkins volunteers gave back to the community on the 2019 Johns Hopkins MLK Day of Service.

Johns Hopkins Bayview's Courtyard Cafe offers healthy meals, and incentives to choose them.

A Johns Hopkins clinical psychologist and researcher is conducting one of only a handful of virtual reality (VR) studies to understand key aspects of anxiety and OCD.

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Nicholas Theodore heads the committee advising the NFL on health and safety initiatives.

Whether you need a caregiver for children, aging family members or both, benefits are available through the Office of Work, Life and Engagement for Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and school of medicine employees. Learn more about the resources available to benefit-eligible employees.

Johns Hopkins leads a new consortium to create a broader patient base for research. One target: early interventions.

Valerie Baker will become the division’s new director in 2019.

Experts from different specialties come together to make a definitive diagnosis and care plan for patients with fetal anomalies.

This year, three members of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics faculty received prestigious Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health awards.

New Johns Hopkins-led SPORE helps speed translation from the lab to the clinic.

Endoscopic devices are being used to treat gastrointestinal disorders in adults but not as much in pediatric patients—a practice Johns Hopkins Children’s Center aims to change.

The company has raised more than $100,000 and plans to bring the mask to market in late 2019.

Controlled resection of superficial and deep tumors will make flexible robotic endoscopy an important weapon in Johns Hopkins’ fight against colon cancer, says Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy Mouen Khashab.

Johns Hopkins endoscopist Saowanee Ngamruengphong wants physicians and patients to know there are alternatives to radical GI surgery.

Division director Tony Kalloo sheds light on ways multidisciplinary, collaborative approaches help patients and advance medical science at Johns Hopkins.

Workshops and a pitch competition mark the second annual event devoted to innovations in software technology.

By using an endoscopic procedure to deliver therapeutic genes to the liver in animal models, gastroenterologists Florin Selaru and Vivek Kumbhari believe they’ve taken a major step toward helping patients with monogenic liver disorders.

With the advent of a drug that clears the hepatitis C virus from patients’ systems, Johns Hopkins liver specialists and surgeons—among the nation’s leaders in transplant medicine—are helping even more patients who need donor livers.

Johns Hopkins research into rare disease leads to approval of the first drug that can halt its progression.

Johns Hopkins neurologist led new study highlighting risk factors for seizures after age 60.

The department welcomes Cameron McDougall, new director of endovascular neurosurgery, and neurosurgeon Debraj Mukherjee.

New gift will help researchers study basic and applied science behind this pain-relieving approach.

Food as Medicine - 01/03/2019

A neighborhood walk prompts a pediatric resident’s pilot project for a food pantry at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Whether you need a caregiver for children, aging family members or both, benefits are available through the Office of Work, Life and Engagement for Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and school of medicine employees.

Specialists work together to review concerns as the machine allows critically ill patients their best chance to recover function.

Top Stories of 2018 - 01/02/2019

When we look back on 2018 at Johns Hopkins, what is most memorable? Here are a few of the most read and talked about Johns Hopkins stories from last year.

A study by the Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities and funded by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund, helps people across Baltimore quit smoking.

As our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is a tourist attraction, complete with trendy hotels and restaurants, upscale neighborhoods and historical museums and monuments.

Although their overall rate of developing breast cancer is lower than white women, African-American women tend to have worse breast cancer outcomes. Kimmel Cancer Center breast cancer experts are currently studying novel treatments and improved early detection and risk assessment techniques specifically in African-American women.


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