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The Knox Legacy - 06/23/2022

The Pediatric Burn Program at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has been re-verified for providing exceptional care.

The program uses artificial intelligence to provide an enormous and precise level of detail about human tissue at the cellular level.

Johns Hopkins is among the highest-volume centers in the mid-Atlantic region for the procedure, which has quicker recoveries and shorter hospital stays than traditional, deceased-donor operations.

Sidelined by her severely curved spine, a gifted athlete is back to competitive swimming and an active life after surgery and care at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Early-in-development technologies include software to accurately diagnose strep throat, an app to connect and engage students with health services, an algorithm to gather vital signs from video, and software to improve catheter placement in the brain.

The group has assembled and delivered 1,201 lunches to local shelters

Hopkins Pride - 06/09/2022

This issue's note from the editor.

$4 Million-plus - 06/09/2022

Researchers and clinicians at Johns Hopkins are increasingly focused on ensuring that patients can live as comfortably as possible and remain able to enjoy the activities they care about most.

Dean/CEO Paul B. Rothman looks back on a life-changing decade.

A first-year graduate student searches for effective mentorship as an underrepresented scientist.

That’s So Cool! - 06/07/2022

With summer’s heat just around the corner here in Baltimore, we were inspired to take a wide-ranging survey of fridges, freezers and chillers around the medical campus to check out the cool things they hold inside.

This Is My Story - 06/07/2022

How a two-minute connection is giving care teams across Johns Hopkins a humanizing window into the lives of patients who often can’t speak for themselves.

A Momentous Decade - 06/07/2022

During his 10-year tenure as Dean/CEO, Paul Rothman navigated the challenges of a global pandemic while advancing precision medicine, championing health equity and fostering integration across the enterprise.

Anita Rao, one of the first women to complete a sports medicine fellowship in the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, shows gratitude for her training through an endowed lectureship supporting diversity.

How neurology research fellowships open doors to innovative research.

Lutty was a world-renowned expert in retinopathy and a mentor to many.

Kazazian introduced prenatal diagnosis of hemoglobin disorders to the world.

Becker pioneered community partnerships.

Conti led the way in ischemic heart disease.

Cool in Crisis - 06/05/2022

Varelas is a national leader in neurological intensive care.

Darbari is dedicated to righting health care disparities.

Reed returned to her home country to help meet the tidal wave of medical need.

Monday Night IBD - 06/04/2022

Pass the Broccoli - 06/04/2022

Paul B. Rothman retires after steering Johns Hopkins Medicine through a decade of expansion and unexpected challenges.

By tapping into the power of data and taking a team-driven approach, leaders at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center have provided critical intervention to keep fragile patients safe.

Since the 2020 death of George Floyd inspired a global conversation about racism, Johns Hopkins has increased anti-oppression initiatives and tackled community health disparities.

Bill Craig vividly remembers his father having open-heart surgery to replace a faulty valve between his heart and his aorta, known as the aortic valve, more than 20 years ago.

Philanthropist draws from experience and patient stories to help others diagnosed with cancer “find their path to hope.”

The Johns Hopkins Cardio-Oncology Program brings together experts in the fields of cardiology and oncology to prevent and treat heart conditions that can develop in patients with cancer and survivors of the disease.

Johns Hopkins study shows that markers of poor blood sugar control reflect lower extremity disease in patients with diabetes. Elevated hemoglobin A1C and glycated albumin result in increased risk of peripheral artery disease and peripheral neuropathy.

Through participation in the international organization offering opportunities to bolster patient care and innovate surgical practice via landmark clinical trials, Johns Hopkins seeks to expand its cardiothoracic program.

10 on TED - 05/17/2022

“A decade felt like the right time horizon to help advance the missions of JHM,” says Rothman.

Young patients can now undergo a variety of procedures at the ambulatory center at Green Spring Station.

Beloved longtime nurse Polly Hesterberg was known for her tireless advocacy for young patients.

A workshop by the Pediatric Diversity Council focused on helping MERIT Scholars recognize how social determinants of health affect health outcomes.

Expanded surgical options allow Johns Hopkins doctors to effectively treat seizures as soon as possible.

In January, Sapna Kudchadkar took on an important new role: vice chair for pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine (pediatric ACCM) and anesthesiologist-in-chief of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

“But nobody was focusing on blood conservation when it came to the pediatric population,” says Goswami, now an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins and director of pediatric cardiac anesthesia.

Imagine a “biological pacemaker,” a simple injection that stimulates the heart to create its own healthy version of the cells that regulate rhythm. Or stem cell injections that help a damaged heart regenerate after a heart attack.

Liquid biopsy — the molecular analysis of biofluids — is a minimally invasive method that shows promise for detecting and monitoring disease by measuring circulating tumor cells, DNA, RNA or other substances in the urine, blood samples, and cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes the brain and spinal cord.

The importance of cultivating “emotional safety” as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Young patients like Iris Li tap into their creativity while working with artist-in-residence Linnea Payne.

Through collaborations with organizations like Johns Hopkins Medicine, Marian House helps women secure gainful employment.

By using toys, games and fun to connect with young patients, child life specialists do crucial work in preventing the trauma that can arise with hospitalizations and other medical interventions.

Established by Children’s Center leaders in 2014, the Rales Health Center has become a much-valued hub for health and wellness for students of the KIPP charter schools in West Baltimore, and their families. When COVID-19 struck, efforts to address inequity took on even more urgency.

Taking a collective breath and looking ahead with renewed optimism to a bright future ahead.

Providing health care to members of the Navajo Nation and other Native American communities has proven formative for medical residents who pursue electives with the Indian Health Service as part of their residency training. In the profiles that follow, four young doctors share their experiences.

A young dancer found her way back to the stage, thanks to the pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation team.

Pass the Broccoli - 05/16/2022

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center microbiologist Lori Jones-Brando and colleagues offer findings showing a potential new weapon against COVID-19 and the common cold: sulforaphane.

Revised nursing governance structure helps bedside nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital brainstorm about problems and possible solutions.

By manipulating the structure and the stiffness of the 3D culture, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists Lew Romer and David Gracias show that tissue cells can be organized into specific formations, or even words.

An internship program designed to train and employ more East Baltimore residents has graduated nearly 200 people since 2013, 90 of whom still work at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Much is changing in the treatment of lung cancer and Susan Scott, M.D., a fellowship-trained medical oncologist specializing in treating lung cancers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, is very excited.

Nelson Malone, emergency medicine resident, draws inspiration from her legacy.

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