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Recent News Releases

Released: 03/22/2018

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a test for urine, gathered during a routine procedure, to detect DNA mutations identified with urothelial cancers.

Released: 03/22/2018
Cervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests are the basis of a new screening test for endometrial and ovarian cancers developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Released: 03/21/2018

South Africa has the worst epidemic of HIV in the world. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 19 percent of the global number of people living with HIV are in South Africa. Many people in South Africa and around the globe do not even know they have HIV.

Released: 03/20/2018
Limiting first-year medical residents to 16-hour work shifts, compared to “flexing” them to allow for some longer shifts, generally makes residents more satisfied with their training and work-life balance, but their training directors more dissatisfied with curtailed educational opportunities. That’s one conclusion of a new study published online March 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Released: 03/17/2018
A standard swallow screening administered by a trained nurse may in some cases help clinicians more simply and quickly identify stroke patients at risk for dysphagia, a swallowing disorder that can lead to aspiration pneumonia.

Media Relations and Public Affairs

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Media Relations and Public Affairs is Johns Hopkins Medicine's official communications link to local, national and international media. The media relations staff supports The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with centralized, coordinated communications, providing round-the-clock services and products for print, online and electronic media and is the official JHM institutional, faculty and staff link to news media.

The Media Relations staff is available to respond to journalists' inquiries and requests. In addition to providing news releases and tip sheets, we also provide:

  • Photographs and digital images
  • Interview scheduling
  • Studio for on-site radio taping or remote interviewing
  • Background information on research and faculty

All Hopkins Press Offices

Broadcast Services

  • Health NewsFeed
    Health NewsFeed, a daily radio news service offering one-minute "packages" of Hopkins-vetted medical information to millions of listeners via satellite and the Web, is also produced and distributed by the Media Relations team.
  • Podcasts
    Johns Hopkins Medicine is pleased to present its new health podcast, a lively discussion of the week’s medical news and how it may affect you. This seven to ten-minute free program features Rick Lange, M.D., chief of clinical cardiology, and Elizabeth Tracey, director of the Hopkins Health NewsFeed, a radio news service program.
  • RSS Service: Johns Hopkins Medicine press releases
    Johns Hopkins Medicine science and medical news is now available through an RSS service, free of charge.

Studio Services
Through the appropriate media representative, Johns Hopkins experts can be interviewed at a local satellite-capable video studio for live or live-to-tape television interviews. The studio is available 24/7. Please contact your media representative to make the arrangements.

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After-Hours Calls
Reporters calling before or after regular business hours, should call 410-955-6070 and ask the operator to page the Media Relations representative on-call. 

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