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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.

Epilepsy Late in Life - 01/08/2019

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.

Through various research efforts and pilot projects, Dr. Feliciano and her colleagues are chipping away at the barriers to care that reduce the chances minority and underserved patients will survive their illness.

“Alexa, did I get enough exercise today?” That’s the question researcher Ahmed Hassoon is encouraging cancer survivors to ask.

How we are helping uninsured and underinsured cancer patients get the lifesaving drugs and care they need.

The CUPID and MERIT programs help college and high school students pursue careers addressing disparities and caring for the underserved.

The Kimmel Cancer Center is part of a $26.5 million effort to conduct the first large-scale, multi-institutional study of African-American men with prostate cancer to understand why their cancers are often more deadly.

Since the Transgender Center opened in November of 2018, medical director Devin O'Brien Coon has performed roughly 150 gender affirming surgeries—at least a dozen of them phalloplasties. The transgender health service involves 25 to 30 professionals across many departments, including plastic surgery, urology, gynecology, endocrinology, dermatology, mental health, nursing and social work.

The voice recognition tool is now available to Johns Hopkins Medicine providers.

2018 Martin Luther King Jr. community service award winners are profiled on how they make a difference.

Jerrell Bratcher's efforts to help curb violence in Baltimore City were among the reasons he was awarded a 2018 MLK Jr. Community Service Award.

Johns Hopkins Health Care's care manager's efforts helping veterans and domestic abuse survivors earn her an MLK Jr. Community Service Award.

Karen Schneider efforts providing medical care to people in rural counties earned her an MLK Jr. community service award.

Maurisha White's work overseeing the Turner Station Recreational Council are highlighted as reasons she earned an MLK Jr. community service award.

Kelly Koay's efforts to help bring kindness and inclusiveness to East Baltimore communities are highlighted in her MLK Jr. Award for Community Service.

In this manager profile, Clint Morris describes his responsibilities as an assistant director of nursing and shares best practices on employee engagement.

Assistant professor's advocacy efforts for bail, prison reform earn her a 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award.

Linda Johnson-Harvey's work assisting families in food desert areas as well as with domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors are reasons she earned an MLK Jr. community service award.

A joint replacement education class has helped streamline operations and improve patient expectations and satisfaction.

DeWeese succeeds Bill Baumgartner, who retired as vice dean for clinical affairs after more than 35 years with Johns Hopkins.

The compact reduces the time and paperwork required for doctors with no disciplinary actions toward their licenses to get approval to practice in other states.

President of Johns Hopkins HealthCare Patty Brown reflects on high value health care for patients, payers and caregivers.

Johns Hopkins head and neck surgeons perform new surgical technique offering viable alternative to tympanostomy tubes — Eustachian tuboplasty.

A novel consult service allows Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons privileges at the NIH Clinical Center.

A leader in the field of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, former trainee and faculty member is back to continue caring for sinus patients.

New Faculty - 12/20/2018

Eight new faculty members join the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

A four-year study designed to reduce hospital readmissions and improve preventive care among people at high risk for hospitalization saved Medicare and Medicaid a combined $113 million.

The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians celebrates the 2018 winners of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams.

Organization co-hosts the High Value Practice Academic Alliance’s second annual conference, with attendees from 56 academic medical centers.

The program is offered through the Office of Women in Science and Medicine, and in collaboration with the Office of Talent Management.

This first installment in a series on compassionate interactions with patients features Queen Stewart, Jeremy Epstein and Katrina Smith.

‘Innovation 2023’ - 12/12/2018

The new road map for Johns Hopkins Medicine aims to deliver the best in patient care, education and research.

A postdoctoral fellow and other trainees are adapting virtual reality software to immerse themselves in the cochlea, a part of the ear.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins are creating report cards for transplant centers to show their aggressiveness in using extended criteria kidneys and the outcomes of using these kinds of organs.

Johns Hopkins surgeons are leading a large, multicenter trial to assess the margins of excised breast tumor tissue at the time of surgery using a promising device.

Now patients diagnosed with lung cancer can get expert treatment at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in the greater Washington region as well as at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins physicians were among the first in the U.S. to perform a combined endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) to remove a large rectal polyp.

The Baltimore Ravens vs. the Kansas City Chiefs gameday watch party on Dec. 9 brought more than 100 people to the Chevy Chase Arcade at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for lively conversation and lots of team spirit. The event connected staff and volunteers from Thread, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, with community members and Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership, clinical and non-clinical staff, and their families.

Jean Smith shows her gratitude by being a loyal supporter of Johns Hopkins.

Software provides a place for residents to ask questions—and physicians to answer—at anytime from anywhere using a desktop or mobile device.

Innovative Care - 12/01/2018

The Under Armour Breast Health Innovation Center, located on the 10th Floor of the Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building, provides a complete experience for breast cancer patients and gynecologic cancer patients, bringing together the best clinical and supportive care in one location and accelerating research.

Gillian's Story - 12/01/2018

Despite fear and exhaustion - much like she faced when diagnosed with breast cancer during her first trimester of pregnancy - Gillian again overcame the daunting task before her. She conquered the summit.

Tailored Therapies - 12/01/2018

Treatment protocols have changed to make them more convenient and tolerable for patients, without sacrificing their efficacy.

Tracie is considering “paying forward” the goodwill by seeing if Mia could be an ESA for cancer patients at her local hospital in Pennsylvania.

Harnessing the Power - 12/01/2018

His main focus is immunotherapies, treatments that harness the power of the immune system to fight cancers.

"Because the prognosis of most breast cancers is quite good, we have a lot more survivors in breast cancer compared to many other types of cancer."

Mangini serves as an important resource for prescribing physicians and patients alike.

Sort, Color, Analyze - 12/01/2018

Funded by a $150,000 grant from the Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund, Gilkes and her colleagues are using a novel method to better understand the superpowers that malignant cells develop once they’re oxygen-starved.

Event Roundup - 12/01/2018

Read about upcoming and past events.

Honors and Awards - 12/01/2018

Read about those honored and recent award recipients.

We're Growing! - 12/01/2018

The Kimmel Cancer Center at Greenspring Station will be moving!

Chemical Alterations - 12/01/2018

Epigenetics is the study of chemical alterations that help control gene expression and, as a result, the behavior of cells.

This special weather issue of Hopkins Insider, has all the information employees need if they work for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, other Johns Hopkins Health System member organizations, any outpatient facility or the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Studying neonatal brain injury is personal for Jennifer Lee-Summers. Facing placental problems during her own pregnancy, she knew her baby would be at risk of hypoxia, or low oxygen flow to the brain.

Johns Hopkins offers gender affirming surgeries and other specialized services after a 38-year hiatus.

A new clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children Center supports transgender and non-binary youth.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health has provided gender affirming surgeries that changed the lives of about 150 people. Here are the stories of three of them.

Profiles of the staff members at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health.

Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas are rare brain tumors, but not so unusual in pediatric neurosurgeon Alan Cohen’s experience.

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network continues to push the boundaries of medical education, research and patient care

Johns Hopkins researchers found machine diagnostics using deep learning can match the performance of human ophthalmologists.

A research team led by Xu Cao, Johns Hopkins professor of orthopaedic surgery, showed osteoarthritis could be prevented in mouse models by intercepting the signals of a specific protein.

TAVR at Johns Hopkins - 11/26/2018

Originally intended for high-risk patients, TAVR is now being offered to low-risk ones as part of a national clinical trial that includes Johns Hopkins.


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