June 2015

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A Publication for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Family

Taking Collaboration to New Heights

At two speed-dating for research events, School of Medicine faculty members met potential collaborators from other Johns Hopkins schools in a choreographed dance of one-on-one conversations. The resulting partnerships bring fresh approaches to challenges such as improving access to blood tests and reducing HIV risk.

Pathologist Timothy Amukele, left, holds an unmanned aerial vehicle next to Robert Chalmers.

Articles in this Issue

  • Making a Good Match

    At Johns Hopkins, our research has produced many world-changing discoveries, ranging from identification of the three strains of polio virus to detection of the first restriction enzyme which allowed scientists to manipulate DNA, essentially forming the basis of the entire biotech industry.

    Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
  • FAQs About the Maryland Medicare Waiver

    What does the Medicaid waiver mean for Johns Hopkins hospitals and their patients?

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  • Meet The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s New Surgeon-in-Chief

    Robert Higgins has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as surgeon-in-chief, William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery and director of the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Robert Higgins
  • Ready for ICD-10

    Johns Hopkins Medicine expects a smooth transition to the more detailed medical billing code system as organizations nationwide prepare for the scheduled Oct. 1 switch.

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  • In Brief: June 2015

    Sibley Memorial Hospital construction on schedule for spring 2016 opening; seasonal farmers markets open on the campuses of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center, and Howard County General Hospital; medical students share news and musings in new Biomedical Odyssey blog.

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  • Messages of Love

    Women with advanced breast cancer write to their children in cards designed by students at the Bryn Mawr School.

    A handmade card.
  • Developing a Deeper Patient Understanding

    A new program within the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership trains health care professionals to read spoken and unspoken patient cues indicating readiness to confront health issues.

    Katie O'Neil
  • Caring for Transgender Patients

    Nurse educator, Gulf War veteran and lawyer Paula Neira tells of transitioning from a man to a woman and offers advice to health care providers. “First of all, be respectful,” she says.

    Paula Neira with nurses
  • A Lifelong Johns Hopkins Bond

    With her new job as senior director for population health and community relations at Howard County General Hospital, Elizabeth Edsall Kromm continues an enduring connection with Johns Hopkins.

    Elizabeth Edsall Kromm holds her two baby girls.
  • Who/What: June 2015

    Robert Kasdin is joining Johns Hopkins Medicine on July 1 in the newly created role of senior vice president and chief operating officer. Kasdin has been senior executive vice president at Columbia University since 2002.

    Robert Kasdin