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Neil A. Grauer tells the story of Johns Hopkins physicians who have served U.S. presidents and their families.

Annual death and bereavement seminar provides a safe space for pediatric residents to practice telling parents that their child has died.

Rehabilitation facility offers structure, compassion and the support of expert counselors.

“Prediction model” can help hospitals forecast which patients’ conditions are likely to worsen.

This year’s annual conference on the latest advances in women’s health will take place exclusively online.

An experimental therapy offers a life raft for the fetus enduring the congenital anomaly early pregnancy renal anhydramnios, but the treatment needs to be regulated and consistent.

Removal of the pancreas followed by transplantation of the insulin producing islet cells into the liver are shown to avoid lifelong pain and diabetes.

The employee health benefit enters its third year of providing convenient, personalized services.

For patients with leukemia, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in the Greater Washington, D.C., area offers individualized treatment, access to clinical trials and an innovative bone marrow transplant program.

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital provides individually tailored treatment for all kinds of lymphoma.

On World Sight Day, Wilmer Eye Institute ophthalmologist Meraf Wolle sheds light on the biggest impediments to healthy vision.

An algorithm that verifies identity online is the latest step making it easier for patients to sign up for MyChart.

The Heart Historian - 10/01/2020

Ari Cedars knew studying history was in his future — but he didn’t know it would be history related to the mysteries of congenital heart disease.

Eric McCollum’s first job after his pediatrics residency was with the Baylor Pediatric AIDS Corps, where he spent time at a government hospital in Malawi helping to initiate antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children. But over the course of that four-year stint he became aware of an equally pressing problem: respiratory illnesses.

This year, flu vaccinations are required for virtually everyone in the health system and school of medicine.

Beyond the Dome - 09/29/2020

Osler alum Alex Billioux discusses his role as assistant secretary of health for the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A wide-ranging initiative is addressing the disproportionate harm COVID-19 is causing African American and Latinx people in Baltimore.

Post-Op - 09/28/2020

We share news of recent deaths of colleagues and friends from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Second Opinion - 09/28/2020

In his new book, Howard S. Friedman spotlights unfair metrics that lead to unequal treatment. 

Renee Blanding is committed to serving — at work and in the community. 

$35 Million  - 09/28/2020

The Threat Is Real - 09/28/2020

COVID-19 has brought a global information crisis, fueled largely by social media, that has created dangerous confusion and threatened health. The Rx? Medical experts who are jumping into the media spotlight to make the truth stick.

Now in its 22nd edition, The Harriet Lane Handbook — known as the bible of pediatrics for trainees — remains valued (and dog-eared) the world over as a quick reference for vital information.

In the months since the onset of COVID-19, thousands of individuals and groups from across the country have made financial donations to support Johns Hopkins’ COVID-19 response.

Editor’s Note - 09/28/2020

Hopkins Reader - 09/28/2020

Pediatric Giant - 09/28/2020

Saul W. Brusilow pioneered treatments for urea cycle disorders and the gold standard for diagnosing cystic fibrosis.

Growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, John D. Gearhart (faculty, pediatrics, cell biology and anatomy, gynecology, and obstetrics, 1980–2008) became fascinated with the different colors of flower petals and the genetics of lilacs.

Surgical Patriarch - 09/28/2020

Skillful in the operating room and masterful in the classroom, Gershon Efron was an award-winning teacher of several generations of surgical residents both at Johns Hopkins and Sinai Hospital, where he was chief of surgery from 1977 to 1998.

Top Rankings  - 09/28/2020

Healing Arts  - 09/28/2020

Former Osler assistant chiefs of service and a former intern share their experiences on how they adapted to the pandemic’s “chaos” and “uncertainty.”

Find out who was honored with awards for exceptional scholarship and leadership, and meet the new assistant chiefs of service, who began their terms July 1.

The Osler Medical Residency Program has the greatest number of underrepresented interns in its history—exceeding the national average.

Adolescent-medicine specialist Maria Trent, academic pediatrics fellow Monique Jindal and education specialist Cheri Wilson discuss how bias and racism affect children’s health and what pediatricians can do.

Mix 106.5’s annual event for patients at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center sets a national record in radiothon fundraising.

“Would you like help finding transportation to clinic appointments? Paying your utility bills? Feeding your family?” These might not be questions patients expect to be asked at a doctor’s visit, but thanks to Hopkins Community Connection (HCC), these questions are not only being asked, they’re a catalyst for overcoming obstacles.

The ringing of a bell can symbolize many things: the passage of time, a celebration, a beginning or even an ending.

The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years. These simple changes can help retain independence despite a decline in vision.

Nonprofit helps organize food and mask distribution in ZIP codes surrounding the medical campus

The Fixer - 09/11/2020

Cardiothoracic surgeon Danielle Gottlieb Sen joins the team at the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center

This dedicated intensive care unit is the latest addition to the recently opened Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Johns Hopkins.

The Highest Plane - 09/09/2020

Building on a long legacy of excellence, Wilmer’s Residency Program continues to prepare today’s trainees to be tomorrow’s leaders in ophthalmology.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will teach students and trainees how to address unconscious bias and recognize structural racism.

Students and trainees are starting an academic year for the history books, one with challenges galore but opportunities as well.

Akrit Sodhi and Nobel Laureate Gregg Semenza collaborate to study how inhibiting hypoxia-inducible factors could lead to treatments for cancer and eye diseases.

Albert Jun is using a gene editing technique known as CRISPR to understand and someday hopefully cure granular corneal dystrophy.

Mentor to Many - 09/07/2020

Wilmer’s Earl D.R. Kidwell, Jr., M.D., Professorship honors the man who has taught hundreds of residents the art of cataract and oculoplastic surgery.

The Weselins support Pradeep Ramulu’s ongoing work to teach the next generation of glaucoma surgeons the skills to save sight.

As Wilmer reopened in June, evidence-based safety protocols guided the implementation of best practices for patient and employee safety.

As the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the world in spring 2020, Wilmer researchers sprang into action to learn more about a myriad of topics relevant to patients - from drug development to public health to ophthalmic care-seeking behaviors.

Like his colleagues across Wilmer, Neil Bressler is using an individualized approach to determine if — and when — his patients should come in to be seen.

David Guyton has begun the task of handing the scalpel to a new generation of strabismus specialists such as Edward Kuwera.

Edward Kuwera helped two-year-old Cecilia Joseph recover vision by prescribing patching therapy and glasses.

The Fog is Lifted - 09/07/2020

Edward St. John underwent a challenging cataract surgery by Ashley Behrens that resulted in "optically impossible" positive results.

A new patient screening tool developed at Johns Hopkins is helping staff and patients stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Uncovering COVID-19 - 09/04/2020

Six months have passed since the coronavirus pandemic reached Maryland, yet there is still so much to learn about the virus and how best to manage it, says Jacky Jennings, a social and infectious disease epidemiologist in the Department of Pediatrics.

As a student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Thomas Johnson III launched the Student Sight Savers program. Now, he is its faculty adviser.

Beth Glassman discusses her experience at Wilmer, Bethesda during the COVID19 pandemic.

Baltimore organization empowers women in their professional and personal lives.

A new study shows that the psychiatry workforce has fewer women, Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans than the general population.

Annie Umbricht has been donating her services to the Shepherd’s Clinic since 2002

The masks are 100% cotton and washable and will help slow the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable communities

In its first year, the employee resource group has promoted racial justice and inspired change.

A new telemedicine platform gives Johns Hopkins ambulatory patients one-click access to virtual appointments.

The database is helping bring equity considerations into the conversation about how to reopen schools.

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that the hook SARS-CoV-2 uses to latch onto and infect cells is up to 700 times more prevalent in the olfactory supporting cells lining the inside of the upper part of the nose.

Catherine Wren was redeployed from a study on improving the health of people with serious mental illness to studies on COVID-19 at Johns Hopkins’ first field-based clinical research site.

Colorectal surgeon Haniee Chung explains why it’s important to keep up with routine screenings.

Dominique Foulkes, M.D., explains the ins and outs of the Shaw Family Pediatric Emergency Center at Suburban Hospital.


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