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A trio of mosaics at Suburban Hospital serves as an uplifting reminder that tiny acts of care add up to something hugely important.

Part of Maryland’s preparation for an expected surge of COVID-19 patients is a field hospital at the Baltimore Convention Center where patients can be transferred from area hospitals to finish their recovery.

Gary Weinstein finds a winning team at Suburban Hospital.

Johns Hopkins Medicine held a virtual Retina Festival with more than 50 faculty members from around the world providing the latest updates on the prevention and management of retinal diseases.

Sikta Pradhan and her late husband have demonstrated their commitment to education and research throughout their careers — most recently, through a new professorship.

In labs across the world, the body of scientific knowledge increases every day. But as this knowledge increases, so does the time it takes to master it.

A collaboration between two Johns Hopkins departments has led to the development of a complex procedure that helps restore sensation to damaged corneas.

Wilmer experts at its Bel Air location designed and executed a study detailing the ability of a contact lens to boost the signal strength of OCT machines.

Dr. Esen Akpek's discoveries related to Sjögren’s syndrome has led to better understanding of how to help patients in a variety of ways.

The Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center, located at Sibley Memorial Hospital, uses precision imaging to pinpoint radiation treatment and spare nearby healthy tissue.

Inflammatory bowel disease poses particular challenges for women because it can interfere with menstruation and childbirth and intensify anemia and osteoporosis.

Experts at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital use highly specialized therapy to target salivary gland tumors.

The program saw a record year in 2019, with a new system helping patients receive hearts sooner and greater use of implanted devices to temporarily support heart function. 

New studies led by Johns Hopkins surgeons and researchers show numerous examples of surgical overtreatment for a number of conditions.

Being a birth companion has changed since the onset of COVID-19.

Director of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center Scott Hultman discusses convenient and affordable laser therapies for patients with problematic scarring from burns and trauma.

This image reveals how tumor cells produce antigens that are captured by the immune system. Dendritic cells process these antigens and present them to the body's T cells, activating them. Once this process happens, the T cells multiply and locate the tumor, releasing factors to kill it.

Bret Mettler will serve as the new director of pediatric cardiac surgery and as co-director of the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center.

Many workers are spending more time on digital screens while out of the office setting. Learn what you can do to help protect your eyes during increased screen time.

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in the greater Washington area provides a full range of treatment and post-treatment services.

Oncologist Karim Boudadi treats head and neck cancers based on tumor genetics.

Most coronaviruses invade cells much like other viruses, such as influenza, which merges its envelopes with the surface of unsuspecting cells to release genomes into the cell. Once inside, the viral genome is replicated and forms an army of new viruses. The newly formed influenza viruses assemble and bud from the cell surface, ready to invade other cells. However, coronaviruses take a different route of assembly and escape from their host cell. They use the pancakelike structure in cells, called the Golgi complex — a kind of post office for the cell that sorts and processes proteins and spits them out of the cell after enclosing the proteins in a compartment called a vesicle. Cell biologist Carolyn Machamer, Ph.D., has been studying how coronaviruses assemble in the Golgi body and then stow away in vesicles to be shipped outside of the cell.

The first in a series of short essays act as “signposts” to highlight historical research on prior responses to rapidly spreading disease among populations. Exploring the world’s previous experience with epidemics and pandemics, these posts aim to help a general audience learn how past responses offer enduring lessons for the future.

Surgeons are developing the clinical and research protocols for MILARS — minimally invasive lateral access and robotic spine surgery.

A pediatric endocrinologist and researcher in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Janet Crane is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of her patients.

Johns Hopkins is one of a few centers globally to use four-dimensional computed tomography with MRI to model patients’ joints and better predict postoperative outcomes.

The pain alleviation protocol involves two pathways, one for opioid-naïve patients and another for opioid-tolerant patients.

Neuroplastic surgery represents a historic shift in approach, addressing the often stigmatizing physical side effects of neurosurgery.

New medication tested in clinical trials at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere shows dramatic results for patients with focal onset seizures.

A number of Johns Hopkins-led clinical trials focus on disease targets that represent completely new avenues for fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

A recently published Johns Hopkins study — conducted in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati — shows how electrospun fibers could simultaneously dispense more than one chemotherapy agent to brain tumors.

How the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians’ Remington practice eases patients’ anxieties — from the moment they arrive.

When Daylight Savings Time sprang forward on March 8, what may be the oldest timepiece on at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suddenly fell an hour behind. Neil A. Grauer explains why.

Johns Hopkins clinical microbiologists Karen Carroll, M.D., and Heba Mostafa, Ph.D., M.B.B.Ch., have developed an in-house coronavirus screening test that may soon allow the health system to test as many as 1,000 people per day.

A new member of the surgical team is well-equipped to improve patient safety and workflow.

Dedicated and determined, Kimberly Gudzune is making a difference

An EMU for Children - 03/09/2020

Launched in 2018, the Office of Well-Being is making the workplace less stressful, healthier and more musical.

Proton Power - 03/02/2020

At the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center, the action starts in a huge particle accelerator known as a synchrotron, where protons spin at ultra-fast speeds before making their journey to treatment rooms. Here's a look at how the process unfolds.

Alexandre White, Ph.D., examines the social effects of infectious epidemic outbreaks in both historical and contemporary settings, as well as the global mechanisms that produce responses to outbreak. A faculty member in the departments of history of medicine and sociology, White offers his perspective on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from historic outbreaks.

How do you make a better stem cell? One that can repair damaged tissue? Researchers at Johns Hopkins bathed adult human cells in a cocktail of nutrients and chemicals that dial back the biological hands of time to a state when cells are the most “naive,” or capable of developing into any specialized cell. In this image, green-dyed naive stem cells are working to repair blood vessels (red) in the retina of a mouse bred to have diabetic retinopathy.

Watch: Cellular Flybys. To create this nanoscopic “drone” footage, scientists merged hundreds of images from a scanning electron microscope. The result: a 3D view of cells. Video by Stefan Diller.

Hundreds of Baltimore City young people, family members, friends and community residents attended the 10th Annual Black History Month Student Art Competition at Creative Alliance on Feb. 15.

Practical Uses for Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Research symposium at Johns Hopkins explores how clinicians can get the most out of advancements in digital health.

Patrice Brown, part of the inpatient substance abuse team at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, advises recovering patients and connects them to treatment services.

WeGo Project incorporates technology to create a virtual presence at the National Aquarium for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center patients.

Johns Hopkins surgeons are increasingly using two arterial grafts, rather than one, to prolong survival. This illustration shows two methods of coronary artery bypass using a saphenous vein graft or the left internal mammary artery graft.

At the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, experts provide a range of treatments for carotid artery disease, including transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR.

The center provides comprehensive care, including patient education, genetic testing, screening for family members, medical treatments and lifestyle modifications.

In addition to all current open procedures, Johns Hopkins performs a high volume of transcatheter mitral valve repairs – a less invasive method using systems such as MitraClip

Anne Marie Lennon delivers TEDx Talk on groundbreaking research and the journey to detecting eight deadly cancers with a single blood test.

Director of Clinical Research Marcia “Mimi” Canto shares insights into her role as mentor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

In medical school, Tsion Abdi looked up to professor Kathy Bull-Henry. Today, they’re faculty colleagues at Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins among few centers in U.S. to offer spectrum of lymphatic reconstruction and ablation procedures for patients who fail initial treatments.

Alumni - 02/10/2020

Widespread abuse of opioids is a scourge in American life — and the latest battlefield of a failed “war on drugs.”

This issue's note from the editor, plus letters from our readers.

What happens when a few faculty members are tasked with taking on most of the work of building diversity and inclusion?

In today’s increasingly complex OR, a new member of the surgical team is well-equipped to improve patient safety and workflow.

A Promising Outlook - 02/07/2020

Surveying the landscape here, there’s much to celebrate.

Loss Compounded - 02/07/2020

Should we reexamine policy advising women living with HIV against breastfeeding?

Engineers have long been collaborating with scientists to develop new medical devices and tools, but recent advances in technology have helped scientists expand engineering concepts into fields once the sole domain of specialists

The yearlong One Health Care Community One Book initiative, which kicked off in November, is an extension of AfterWards, a narrative medicine program that Small co-founded in 2014 that brings Johns Hopkins clinicians together to discuss, write about and reflect on a piece of literature or art with a medical theme

The Comprehensive Care Practice, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, was established at a time when Baltimoreans struggling with HIV and addiction had few options for health care.  

Inaugural Dean - 02/07/2020

J. Mario Molina (fellow; HS, internal medicine, 1984–87) aims to change health care education by focusing on the intersection of multicultural competency, population health research and commercial innovation. Among the missions of the new medical school will be to address the shortage of primary care physicians in Southern California.

In October, Barbara Howard ’75 joined the ranks of Johns Hopkins medical luminaries who have received the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP’s) C. Anderson Aldrich Award for outstanding contributions to developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

The framework will enable more objective, comprehensive, transparent and standards-based assessments of health technology.

Although 15 years have passed since cancer geneticist Alberto Bardelli left the laboratory of Bert Vogelstein ’74 to return to his native Italy as head of the molecular oncology program at the University of Torino, his alma mater, he still wears the Johns Hopkins lanyard to which his school of medicine identification card was attached. It now holds his University of Torino badge.


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