BIOMEDICAL DISCOVERY: By studying biofilm, the sticky coating of bacteria that clings to intestinal walls, researchers Cynthia Sears and Francis Giardiello may have discovered the earliest marker in the progression of colon cancer.
PERFORMANCE: Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions, a business division within Johns Hopkins HealthCare, manages a Johns Hopkins-run workplace clinic at Coastal Sunbelt Produce in Laurel. In FY16, the Solutions group distributed $6 million to faculty members and departments across the schools of medicine, public health and nursing from revenue it generated by providing Johns Hopkins consulting services and programs to industry clients.
INTEGRATION: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital celebrates its 90th anniversary and new name with a logo unveiling. The event also marks the fifth anniversary of the hospital joining Johns Hopkins Medicine.
EDUCATION: The primary care clerkship at Johns Hopkins brings first-year medical students face to face with patients and community doctors. The yearlong program allows trainees to learn how to build relationships with patients.
PATIENT- AND FAMILY-CENTERED CARE: The Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is one of the first to co-locate and often integrate prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric care and a pediatric clinic that treats children until they are 21.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The Supply Chain Institute, a job training partnership between Johns Hopkins and Baltimore City Community College, is an eight-week course for high school graduates who want to learn about large-scale shipping, receiving and distribution operations.