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Dome provides comprehensive coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

A new building — and the generosity of donors — helped Suburban Hospital in a year defined by COVID-19.

Researchers found suicides among Maryland's Black residents increased by 94% during the lockdown of spring 2020, while suicide rates among the broader population were down compared with the prior three years. 

Johns Hopkins’ Cerebral Fluid Center is among the few in the United States that can diagnose and treat the full spectrum of such disorders.

The technology includes a headset that projects medical scans and data in the surgeon’s field of vision above the patient's surgical site.

In the midst of responding to the pandemic, faculty and staff members innovated in the area of patient care.

Under new guidelines, James Owings qualified for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure to replace a deteriorating heart valve.

Shoulder surgeons explore custom socket components, metal artifact reduction sequence-magnetic resonance imaging (MARS-MRI), a glenoid-reaming technique and 3D modeling of the scapula.

Sibley Memorial Hospital is now accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

The department received the highest amount of NIH funding across all similar departments in the country in 2020 — totaling more than $15 million — and the number of papers published by faculty increased by 27% in 2020 compared with 2019.

Patterson Park Public Charter School forms committee of parents and staff to ensure students, staff and families’ health and safety.

Suburban Hospital's 24-Hour Stroke Team provides swift, coordinated care.

Begun in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a weekly teleconference of Baltimore nonprofit leaders helps organizations share information and resources.

This year's Women’s Health Symposium, hosted by Suburban Hospital, focused on the stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changes are designed to reduce time spent on electronic records and paperwork and focus more attention on health care outcomes.

COVID-19 and a related potentially lethal inflammatory disorder was hardly the gift this Baltimore teen wished for on her 18th birthday.

Growing up, Erica Hodgman recalls, she heard stories from her mother about her experiences as a neonatal nurse at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in the 1970s, jumping on board medevac choppers to help rescue babies in need of emergency care.

The Sibley Center for Gynecologic Oncology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery treats reproductive cancers in women.

The Judy Reitz Capacity Command Center, which celebrated its fifth anniversary in January, was created to manage the flow of patients – in periods of crisis as well as normal times.

About 25 Suburban Hospital employees volunteer for each session of the hospital's community COVID-19 vaccination clinic, ensuring a smooth process for eligible Montgomery County residents.

The approach includes a curriculum for virtual rehab, criteria for deciding which patients will benefit from a virtual program and digitized forms to build a database of patient information.

Timeline of a year defined by COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins responded to a global health crisis by treating patients, protecting staff members, marshaling its vast research apparatus and supporting its communities.

Public health measures in place to reduce COVID-19 transmission have helped keep nationwide flu cases extremely low.

Black History Month, and every month, is a time to highlight work by Black students and faculty members at the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences that sets new standards and breaks through milestones to open the doors to science a little wider.

Sibley’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery division treats a variety of conditions using a mix of nonsurgical and minimally surgical approaches.

The Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Rectal Cancer Clinic provides comprehensive, patient-centered care, using minimally invasive techniques and novel protocols — such as applying radiation early in a shortened window of time — to optimize outcomes.

Among the highest-volume programs in the United States, the Johns Hopkins Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery Program continues its legacy of innovation in patient care and research.

Johns Hopkins applies the latest advancements — including new robotic tools, new research and an improved interdisciplinary approach — in the diagnosis and treatment of lung and esophageal tumors.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center surgeons are now available to treat patients at several community locations throughout southern Pennsylvania and across the state of Maryland, including the National Capital Region.

A Place to Thrive - 02/25/2021

A mentorship program named for the late Johns Hopkins lab technician Vivien Thomas supports underrepresented minority employees who aspire to develop and grow their leadership skills

What happens in the brain when we need some shut eye? The answer: a flurry of electrical activity that looks like a colorful, hazy dream cloud.

The technology used by the physicians for the augmented reality surgeries consisted of a headset with a see-through eye display that projects images of the patient’s internal anatomy such as bones and other tissue based on CT scans — essentially giving the surgeons X-ray vision.

Researcher and gastroenterologist Anne Marie Lennon unites cutting-edge research and clinical innovation.

Johns Hopkins is one of the few centers in the United States that regularly transplants livers into patients with alcohol-related liver disease whose sobriety doesn’t reach six-month threshold.

For patients with recurrent acute or chronic pancreatitis, comprehensive genetic testing can help pinpoint the underlying cause of disease, avoiding potentially unnecessary tests and invasive treatments.

Invented by biomedical engineer David Gracias and gastroenterologist Florin Selaru, “theragrippers” are devices that clamp onto intestinal mucosa and release medicine.

Lemuel and Levi, an infant and a young adult, find collaborative comprehensive care for their complex heart disease.

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics helps set national standards for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as surgical safety and quality in a high-volume setting. Plus, learn about the novel patient-prioritization tool the team developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scientists are racing to develop better ways to detect emerging SARS-CoV-2 strains among the high number of diagnosed infections.

Researchers found that the soft, cartilaginous tissue in mice’s spines becomes hardened and Swiss cheese-like with age, allowing for painful nerves to infiltrate. The holes could be an opening for researchers to develop drugs to stop the painful nerve growth.

Built to Last - 02/10/2021

Bones: Inside and Out by Roy A. Meals

Leaders participate in a registered apprenticeship program sponsored by Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare.

Sowers accepts award given by the Baptist Ministers’ Night Conference of Baltimore & Vicinity

Dr. Peter Gehlbach has dedicated the last 12 years of his professional life to developing robotic approaches to retinal surgery. A recently endowed professorship promises to keep the momentum going.

The COVID-19 pandemic has required quick thinking and effective solutions to keep Wilmer patients and staff members safe during clinic visits.

As an oculoplastic surgeon, Nick Mahoney is known for applying technology to advance his subspecialty, but his facility for teaching is also gaining recognition.

Müller cells were once thought to play only a supportive role in the eye, but new research suggests they play a part in many eye diseases.

A major contributor to cone damage in retinitis pigmentosa is oxidative stress. Peter Campochiaro is poised to deliver the first drug treatment to counter it.

The deterioration of John Feldmann’s eyesight began at age 45. Thanks to the efforts of doctors across Wilmer, at 71 Feldmann is reading, driving and enjoying life.

Imagine reading the word ‘T-H-E’ one letter at a time. For patients with macular holes, the ‘T’ will be distorted or missing. Sharon Solomon is researching a non-surgical solution.

Most research on diabetic retinopathy has focused on treating leaky blood vessels in the retina. Mira Sachdeva is looking to intervene before the blood vessels are even damaged.

Sharing the Magic - 02/08/2021

Some people have dry eye so severe they can’t open their eyes from the pain. A little-known device has the power to change that.

At Wilmer’s Genetic Eye Disease Center, Dr. Mandeep Singh and fellow Kanza Aziz are working to improve knowledge of extremely rare genetic eye diseases.

When the pandemic hit, many Wilmer researchers pivoted their focus to study important COVID-related questions.

A Fuller Picture - 02/05/2021

Populations most likely to be impacted by asthma, diabetes and heart disease are least likely to be included in genetic studies, thereby limiting the effectiveness of today’s precision medicine solutions. Geneticist Rasika Mathias is dedicated to changing that state of inequity.

An hours-long compilation of carefully curated mostly classical music has proven a crucial tool in studies that use the mind-altering drug psilocybin to treat depression.

Invisible No More - 02/05/2021

Postdoctoral fellows, the backbone of the research enterprise at academic medical centers, have long toiled in a state of benign neglect. That’s changing at Johns Hopkins.

Rheumatologist Lisa Christopher-Stine says treating Frampton has changed her advice for other IBM patients.

G. Melville Williams was ‘a towering force’ in transplant surgery.

Susan MacDonald led successful efforts for equity

Vincent Gott built one of the world’s premier programs at Johns Hopkins.

Backs to the Future - 02/04/2021

Could an ultra-high-tech device, implanted in the spine, hold promise — at last — for people with mobility-ending spinal cord injuries? A Johns Hopkins team is betting on it.

Andrew Lees has worked his magic to make vaccines more effective.

Charles Yeo has dramatically advanced the field of pancreatic cancer surgery.

Immense Mission - 02/04/2021

Kameron L. Matthews has had a transformative impact at the Veterans Administration.

COVID-19 has transformed the school of medicine landscape, but alumni are finding ways to help students navigate their way through this unfamiliar environment.

Editor’s Note - 02/04/2021

Back Story - 02/04/2021

Jonas R. Rappeport evaluated thousands of criminal defendants.

With Flying Colors - 02/03/2021

Editor’s Note - 02/03/2021

From the Editor

Second Opinion - 02/03/2021

As senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, Higgins intends to make the School of Medicine more welcoming and inclusive for all.


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