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Johns Hopkins community health workers help Baltimoreans with chronic illness remove the barriers to better disease management.

The fifth annual Celebration of Clinical Excellence recognized 42 physicians and care teams from across Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Using lifestyle intervention programs, the Brancati Center brings diabetes prevention and management to East Baltimore communities.

Alumni Receptions - 12/03/2019

Presenters at the third annual Architecture of High Value Health Care Conference show how they’re reducing unnecessary tests, treatments, procedures, hospitalizations and more.

Chair’s Message - 11/27/2019

The newest facility at Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station is home to expanded medical services and a variety of surgical procedures.

Johns Hopkins Health System now has a mechanism in place to provide general surgical consultations the same or next day for patients with straightforward medical conditions.

Unique in the Mid-Atlantic region, the colorectal surgical center at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center was established in 2016 to treat children and adolescents with congenital and acquired diseases.

Johns Hopkins is one of the few centers that considers liver transplants into alcoholic hepatitis patients whose sobriety does not reach the six-month threshold.

Dean Paul B. Rothman met with community members to discuss employment, local school performance, trauma response programs and plans for a new building to be dedicated to Henrietta Lacks.

Therapists in the Johns Hopkins Child Mobile Treatment Program use tablets to enable video visits between patients and the doctors.

The story behind the world’s first “blue baby” surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hopkins Hospital, which took place 75 years ago.

Suburban Hospital offers transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an increasing option for patients facing congestive heart failure.

If you use tobacco products, the Great American Smokeout is the day to join thousands of people across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life. Find out what has motivated several Johns Hopkins employees to quit smoking.

The Johns Hopkins professor attends a symposium for 2019 Nobel Laureates at the Swedish embassy in Washington, D.C.

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures celebrates five years of encouraging and promoting scientific entrepreneurship.

Research on optic nerve regeneration applies to osteoarthritis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and paralysis.

After 26 years, the Johns Hopkins-trained psychiatrist returns to treat patients while also helping to expand clinical psychiatric services.

HIV Support Group at Johns Hopkins Connects Patients with One Another

The goal is to increase assessments to identify learning and memory problems.

Employees across Johns Hopkins Medicine are invited to participate in a discussion of “Fidelity,” a moving account of a family’s struggle with end-of-life care.

Psychiatry Director Jimmy Potash shares the latest news and promising developments from the department.

Osseointegrated implants attach directly to the residual limb’s bone.

When the transfusion rate for joint replacements dropped, infection rates also dropped.

The approach treats less complicated conditions in an outpatient setting.

Research topics include the attitudes of orthopaedic surgeons on ethics and the ethics of opioid prescribing.

Gastroenterologist Simon Mathews is collaborating with experts across Johns Hopkins to develop a uniform system for evaluating health apps.

Health-related apps developed at Johns Hopkins must meet high standards for accuracy and usefulness.

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.

The human brain makes about 35,000 decisions in a single day. Each of these decisions influences our actions and behaviors. For a long time, scientists have struggled to study the brain at a level of detail that would allow them to link events in the brain to behavior. Jeremiah Cohen, Ph.D., illustrates his journey to a scientific discovery on decision making — found through a research technique called optogenetics — that could change the way we think about brain and behavior.

The Summer Academic Research Experience (SARE) gives high school students from low-income and diverse backgrounds an opportunity to participate in biomedical research, providing them with a pathway into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Three SARE scholars share their thoughts on barriers to STEM and the importance of programs like SARE.

Highlights - 11/01/2019

Newsroom highlights for November 2019

In Brief - 11/01/2019

Faculty highlights for November 2019

Some therapies for vision-threatening diseases require a drug injection to the eye as frequently as every four weeks. Ouch! By replacing disease-causing genes in the eye, ophthalmologist Peter Campochiaro hopes to develop more permanent treatments for macular degeneration.

Watch: Ectoplasmic residue! Our mini Slimers have their own version of the gooey ghostly substance. Amoebae like, they use structures similar to feet — called pseudopods — to move around. When they extend a pseudopod, it fills up with ectoplasm, giving them the structure and strength to drag themselves toward food or away from danger.

Headlines - 11/01/2019

Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences in the news.

The Koons Family Research Endowment and the Nancy Grasmick Research Fellowship in Cardiology support heart-saving research at Johns Hopkins.

Chief's Corner - 10/30/2019

The Director of the Department of Medicine talks about the latest developments across the department.

When Christian and Marilyn Poindexter decided to endow a professorship, Hugh Calkins was their first choice as its recipient.

Basil serves on the Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Advisory Board and recently gave his first monetary gift to the advisory board’s Discovery and Education Fund.

Photos include donors to myocarditis research, a behind-the scenes experience for donors and dinner celebrating a new fund.

From the Director - 10/28/2019

Robert Higgins discusses the impact of philanthropy on his life.

Pioneering procedures continue to push the boundaries of medical science.

Many donors are current or former patients who want to support their physician’s research or help ensure future patients will find the same support.

It sells Apple, Microsoft and Dell brands; diagnoses and repairs technology; and provides support for software applications.

Dean Paul B. Rothman discusses achievements such as opening the Johns Hopkins National Proton Center and working with community groups to fight the opioid epidemic.

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

Because the way patients experience IBD can vary widely, gastroenterologist Aline Charabaty prioritizes understanding the needs of each one before recommending treatment.

Working both with mice and with 3D models of kidney cysts, genetics researcher Liudmila Cebotaru found that introducing a specific CFTR corrector slowed cystic growth.

A Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist and a team of researchers use specific genetic biomarkers to detect dangerous changes in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. 3D image shows concept model of esophageal cancer.

The inaugural Faith Hope Love Gala raised nearly $200,000 to support pancreatic cancer research at Johns Hopkins.

Created by Tom and Debra Dattilo, the account helps provide survivorship bags containing items new patients may need during treatment.

Johns Hopkins research suggests that women with IBD who discontinue infliximab early in pregnancy are more likely to flare, while continuation of the drug throughout term is not associated with poor outcomes for mothers or babies.

Johns Hopkins research suggests that identification of particular genetic mutations could better predict risk and lead to improved survival rates.

Nicholas Zachos and his team are the first to cultivate a primary human macrophage-enteroid system, which allows researchers to see, in real time, how the gut fights against infection.

With his background in medical education, research and clinical care, Charles M. Wiener, M.D., is uniquely positioned as president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Called to Care program provides community, resources

Upgraded site features an enhanced social media presence for patients who are often socially isolated due to the risk of infection.

To help employees struggling with personal issues, the Johns Hopkins Benefits and Worklife program offers free, professional emotional support services for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System employees and their families. Hopkins Health System employees and their families.

Suburban Hospital’s inpatient diabetes service ensures a comprehensive approach to care that helps patients control their condition and improve their lives and wellbeing. The program has dramatically reduces both length of stay in the hospital and readmissions.

Neil A. Grauer tells the story of the woman who directed a department in the school of medicine longer than anyone else.

Members of the Johns Hopkins community recall the late congressman's integrity and dedication to improving the health and lives of his fellow Baltimoreans.

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

Johns Hopkins anesthesia technologist program, offered in partnership with CCBC, prepares students for career in anesthesia support.

Johns Hopkins University officials recently announced their selection of Vines Architecture to lead the planning stages for a multidisciplinary building that will honor the legacy of Henrietta Lacks at the 10th annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture.

The annual conference brings together experts from across specialties to educate and empower women about their health.

For 25 years, A Women’s Journey has presented insights into some of the latest breast cancer research by Johns Hopkins faculty members.

Pediatric pulmonologist Lydia Kim hopes the new Johns Hopkins Howard County Sleep Clinic will make care more accessible for existing patients, and also improve community pediatricians’ detection of sleep-related disorders ranging from insomnia and night terrors to snoring and sleep apnea.

Science Over Stigma - 10/08/2019

The chief of transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins calls an unwritten “6 months sober” rule that refuses liver transplants to patients with alcoholic hepatitis “a death sentence.” Read how Cameron and his Johns Hopkins colleagues offer hope to these patients and how an $8.4 million NIH grant is helping Cameron study the disease.

At 4 a.m. on October 7, Gregg Semenza received a phone call that most scientists can only imagine: The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, informed him that he was a co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Gregg Semenza won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work illuminating how cells cope with low oxygen levels.

Simulations on digital replicas of diseased hearts accurately identified where clinicians need to destroy tissue to restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

Johns Hopkins opened the first building of the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station in 1994, and since then, the Lutherville location has played a key role in Johns Hopkins Medicine’s strategy to provide quality ambulatory care in a community setting.

Eligible employees of the university and health system can now use $5,000 Live Near Your Work grants to purchase homes in Belair-Edison, Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello (CHUM), Darley Park, East Baltimore- Midway, Johnston Square, Mayfield and South Clifton Park.

The open enrollment period for 2020 benefits is here.

In 1976, Johns Hopkins geriatrician John Burton launched the elder house call program, which revolutionized home care at Johns Hopkins.

A new medical education pathway aims to identify potential leaders and help them master skills to teach the next generation of physicians.

Osler alum Abner Notkins describes his ongoing, illustrious, six-decade career as chief of the Experimental Medicine Section at the National Institutes of Health.

The director of the Johns Hopkins Osler Medical Residency is hopeful that, as one of five institutions awarded an AMA grant to study the effects of burnout on residents, a diverse team will gather evidence, test hypotheses and develop interventions.

Class Notes - 10/02/2019

Find out who was honored with awards for exceptional scholarship and leadership, and meet the new assistant chiefs of staff.

Johns Hopkins offers easily accessible mental health help

Cardiac imaging specialist Shelby Kutty aims to unleash the power of ultrasound as a therapeutic, as well as diagnostic, tool for pediatric patients.

A series of studies using suforaphane — a natural compound derived from broccoli sprouts — showed potential to tweak chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizhophrenia.

A new online, self-paced tutorial about opioids improves knowledge and reduces risky behaviors.


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