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How the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians’ Remington practice eases patients’ anxieties — from the moment they arrive.

When Daylight Savings Time sprang forward on March 8, what may be the oldest timepiece on at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suddenly fell an hour behind. Neil A. Grauer explains why.

Johns Hopkins clinical microbiologists Karen Carroll, M.D., and Heba Mostafa, Ph.D., M.B.B.Ch., have developed an in-house coronavirus screening test that may soon allow the health system to test as many as 1,000 people per day.

A new member of the surgical team is well-equipped to improve patient safety and workflow.

Dedicated and determined, Kimberly Gudzune is making a difference

An EMU for Children - 03/09/2020

Launched in 2018, the Office of Well-Being is making the workplace less stressful, healthier and more musical.

Proton Power - 03/02/2020

At the Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center, the action starts in a huge particle accelerator known as a synchrotron, where protons spin at ultra-fast speeds before making their journey to treatment rooms. Here's a look at how the process unfolds.

Alexandre White, Ph.D., examines the social effects of infectious epidemic outbreaks in both historical and contemporary settings, as well as the global mechanisms that produce responses to outbreak. A faculty member in the departments of history of medicine and sociology, White offers his perspective on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from historic outbreaks.

How do you make a better stem cell? One that can repair damaged tissue? Researchers at Johns Hopkins bathed adult human cells in a cocktail of nutrients and chemicals that dial back the biological hands of time to a state when cells are the most “naive,” or capable of developing into any specialized cell. In this image, green-dyed naive stem cells are working to repair blood vessels (red) in the retina of a mouse bred to have diabetic retinopathy.

Watch: Cellular Flybys. To create this nanoscopic “drone” footage, scientists merged hundreds of images from a scanning electron microscope. The result: a 3D view of cells. Video by Stefan Diller.

Hundreds of Baltimore City young people, family members, friends and community residents attended the 10th Annual Black History Month Student Art Competition at Creative Alliance on Feb. 15.

Practical Uses for Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Research symposium at Johns Hopkins explores how clinicians can get the most out of advancements in digital health.

Patrice Brown, part of the inpatient substance abuse team at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, advises recovering patients and connects them to treatment services.

WeGo Project incorporates technology to create a virtual presence at the National Aquarium for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center patients.

Johns Hopkins surgeons are increasingly using two arterial grafts, rather than one, to prolong survival. This illustration shows two methods of coronary artery bypass using a saphenous vein graft or the left internal mammary artery graft.

At the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, experts provide a range of treatments for carotid artery disease, including transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR.

The center provides comprehensive care, including patient education, genetic testing, screening for family members, medical treatments and lifestyle modifications.

In addition to all current open procedures, Johns Hopkins performs a high volume of transcatheter mitral valve repairs – a less invasive method using systems such as MitraClip

Anne Marie Lennon delivers TEDx Talk on groundbreaking research and the journey to detecting eight deadly cancers with a single blood test.

Director of Clinical Research Marcia “Mimi” Canto shares insights into her role as mentor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

In medical school, Tsion Abdi looked up to professor Kathy Bull-Henry. Today, they’re faculty colleagues at Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins among few centers in U.S. to offer spectrum of lymphatic reconstruction and ablation procedures for patients who fail initial treatments.

Alumni - 02/10/2020

Widespread abuse of opioids is a scourge in American life — and the latest battlefield of a failed “war on drugs.”

This issue's note from the editor, plus letters from our readers.

What happens when a few faculty members are tasked with taking on most of the work of building diversity and inclusion?

In today’s increasingly complex OR, a new member of the surgical team is well-equipped to improve patient safety and workflow.

A Promising Outlook - 02/07/2020

Surveying the landscape here, there’s much to celebrate.

Loss Compounded - 02/07/2020

Should we reexamine policy advising women living with HIV against breastfeeding?

Engineers have long been collaborating with scientists to develop new medical devices and tools, but recent advances in technology have helped scientists expand engineering concepts into fields once the sole domain of specialists

The yearlong One Health Care Community One Book initiative, which kicked off in November, is an extension of AfterWards, a narrative medicine program that Small co-founded in 2014 that brings Johns Hopkins clinicians together to discuss, write about and reflect on a piece of literature or art with a medical theme

The Comprehensive Care Practice, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, was established at a time when Baltimoreans struggling with HIV and addiction had few options for health care.  

Inaugural Dean - 02/07/2020

J. Mario Molina (fellow; HS, internal medicine, 1984–87) aims to change health care education by focusing on the intersection of multicultural competency, population health research and commercial innovation. Among the missions of the new medical school will be to address the shortage of primary care physicians in Southern California.

In October, Barbara Howard ’75 joined the ranks of Johns Hopkins medical luminaries who have received the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP’s) C. Anderson Aldrich Award for outstanding contributions to developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

The framework will enable more objective, comprehensive, transparent and standards-based assessments of health technology.

Although 15 years have passed since cancer geneticist Alberto Bardelli left the laboratory of Bert Vogelstein ’74 to return to his native Italy as head of the molecular oncology program at the University of Torino, his alma mater, he still wears the Johns Hopkins lanyard to which his school of medicine identification card was attached. It now holds his University of Torino badge.

Paying tribute to lives well-lived by alumni of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

A Hole in None? - 02/07/2020

For his discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen adaptability, longtime faculty member Gregg Semenza has earned medicine’s greatest honor.

On Dec. 10, Kevin W. Sowers, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, hosted a Town Meeting to address staff wellness and resilience, particularly in times of stress.

Top Stories of 2019 - 02/01/2020

From health tips to new research, readers learned a lot through the Inside Hopkins daily email in 2019. Catch up on a few of the most-read stories from last year.

The collaboration between Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Ron­ald McDonald House has made much needed temporary residence for these families possible.

This 3D rendering of a eukaryotic cell is modeled using data from X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance and cryo-electron microscopy. The photo is part of a series that appears in the “Images from Science 3” exhibition, which is currently showing in the Turner Concourse at the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus through March 20. The exhibit is open to the public.

Watch: While many people have tattoos, it is not commonly known how they work. This animation was created to explain the biology behind your ink. Animation by Casey Garr.

Ada Hamosh and Nara Sobreira have dedicated their careers to finding the genetic culprits of rare conditions. Over the years, finding answers for people with some of the most perplexing genetic conditions has tested these leading scientists’ resolve, but their combined ingenuity and experience has paid off with answers for hundreds of families. To help move the field forward, they developed an online tool that is used around the globe to speed the discovery process and connect the work of genetic investigators.

Paper shares the results of a study that aimed to develop a data-driven definition of impulsive/reactive aggression in children ages 5 through 18.

Two basic scientists are combining their findings with large amounts of data in hopes of developing treatments tailored to individual patients.

Matthew Johnson and Roland Griffiths are leading research on psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in certain mushrooms.

New research indicates the restrictive eating schedule can improve health and fight disease.

Suburban Hospital’s renovation and 300,000-square-foot addition update the hospital with private patient rooms, new technologies and bright spaces.

More than 1 in 4 high school students in the United States use e-cigarettes. Johns Hopkins Lung Health Ambassadors program aims to change that.

The medical school and university are introducing resources and policies to prevent mistreatment of learners and respond appropriately if it does occur.

The tailored plans that patients receive when they leave the hospital provide guidance on improving nutrition, getting more exercise and strengthening engagement in their care.

Suburban Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program helped Rodney Vieira become a marathon runner after a heart attack at age 41.

The program makes it easier for patients to obtain fetal images and results quickly.

Event organized by the Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center showcases ways to improve patient care through medical software

Neuroscience doctorate student Emily Han reflects on her experience as a female scientist and shares seven lessons learned from Johns Hopkins biophysicist Karen Fleming at the Gender Equity in Science at Hopkins workshop.

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon credits fewer concussions and other game-related injuries to enhanced and enforced NFL safety rules.

Ryan Vandrey discusses “cure-all” myths and recent research findings regarding the chemical component of cannabis.

The technology measures physical activity more accurately and is better than traditional methods for assessing mortality.

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

Breaking the Language Barrier to Quality Care Language training for bilingual staff at Johns Hopkins Medicine ensures high-quality medical communications.

To help fund research into aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, patient Shadi Baniani and friends organized a charity event.

A new Johns Hopkins study suggests that genetic sequencing could hold key to identifying patients who would benefit from treatments.

New center brings together experts that focus on these unique tumors.

Radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules is only offered at a few centers in the United States.

After moving from Las Vegas to Texas to Maryland, a family finds accessible outpatient specialty care for their teen.

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons provide spina bifida patients new option to avoid ongoing detethering operations.

Outside of government-sponsored multicenter networks, the new collaboration will create one of the largest women’s health research opportunities in the U.S.

A new clinical space will streamline patient experience, foster clinical collaboration, and bolster research.

From the Director - 01/02/2020

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics received some major recognition, and is embarking on an innovative partnership.


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