Winter 2021

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Patient Stories, News, Announcements and more from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Research Strives to Help Babies Breathe Easier in the NICU

For babies in the NICU, a condition called apnea of prematurity is often the last thing standing in the way before their families can take them home. Physicians and data scientists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s have been studying apnea of prematurity using a data-driven approach.

A baby in the neonatal intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Articles in this Issue

  • A Team with Heart

    Teamwork is a key component of caring for children who need surgery in the Heart Institute.

    The heart surgery team at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Baba's Eye

    Baba Wilhm, who has been a fetal sonographer for more than 40 years, uses her keen eye and deep understanding of both congenital heart disease and fetal physiology to pick up on signs of rare congenital anomalies that are often difficult to detect.

    Baba Wilhm who has been a fetal sonographer at Johns Hopkins All Children's for nearly 15 years.
  • Dr. Ebony Hunter Embraces Action and Inspiration

    This Black History Month, we are celebrating Black excellence and highlighting some of the many amazing individuals who make an impact for our patients and their families. Ebony Hunter, M.D., pediatric emergency medicine physician, talks about what it’s like to work in the Emergency Center, and what Black History Month means to her.

    Ebony Hunter, M.D.
  • Dr. Michael Puchalski Trades Snow for Sunshine to Help Focus on Little Hearts

    Michael Puchalski, M.D., co-director of the Heart Institute, talks about what inspired him to become a cardiologist, the qualities he learned from his father that he aims to emulate in his own life, and what his family is enjoying about Florida after moving here from Utah.

    Michael Puchalski, M.D.,
  • Rosa Jackson in Action: Sanitizing, Sterilizing and Smiling

    Rosa Jackson works to keep the hospital clean and sanitized for our patients and families as a member of the environmental services team. She reflects on her favorite parts of working at the hospital, and what Black History Month means to her.

    Rosa Jackson at Johns Hopkins All Children's.
  • Sheila Castle, R.N., Makes Friends Again by the End

    Sheila Castle, R.N., is clinical supervisor of the Vascular Access Team. She talks about how she connects with patients – from helping them feel better if they’re nervous about an IV, to sharing with them about her role as a nurse to inspire them to reach their dreams.

    Sheila Castle, R.N., pictured here in 2018, is clinical supervisor of the Vascular Access Team.
  • Dr. James Quintessenza Takes a Hands-on Approach

    James Quintessenza, M.D., co-director of the Heart Institute, talks about what motivated him to become a doctor, how heart surgery has evolved, and why pediatric heart surgery is one of the ultimate team sports in medicine.

    James Quintessenza, M.D.
  • Dr. Karen Raimer Relies on Personal Experience to Help Mothers through Difficult Pregnancies

    A key leader of the maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Karen Raimer, M.D. shares her experiences as a mother of eight to connect with her patients.

    Karen Raimer, M.D., pictured with a patient in 2018
  • MLK Jr. Day: Embracing Diversity and Ending Racism

    Jennifer Katzenstein, PhD, ABPP-CN, and Sakina Butt, PsyD, ABPP-CN, talk about what parents need to know about racism, how they can talk to their kids about it and how to embrace diversity.

    A photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Researchers Discover Way to Inhibit Growth of Cancers that Thrive on Fats

    Timothy F. Osborne, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research, and his colleagues may have found a way to interfere with certain biological pathways to deprive some cancer tumors of the fats upon which they thrive, by repurposing a drug used to prevent blood clots.

    A photo illustration of drug repurposing
  • Dr. Stacey Stone: From Volunteer to Clinical Excellence

    Stacey Stone, M.D., who specializes in neonatology, first volunteered in the NICU as a teenager, and later returned to join the staff after her medical education.

    Stacey Stone, M.D., with Waylon, who is going home from the CDH unit.
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Scientist Makes Key Cancer Discovery

    Ranjan Perera, Ph.D., was the senior author on a study that may lead to more effective therapies for medulloblastoma, a common form of pediatric brain cancer.

    Ranjan Perera, Ph.D., in his lab at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in 2019.
  • Willow's Winning Year

    Three years after going viral on her birthday when a hurricane interrupted at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Willow turned 6 (and still loves Frozen).

    Willow celebrating her 5th birthday in 2019