September 2015

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A Publication for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Family

Charting a Course Outside the Academy

The Biomedical Careers Initiative is helping graduate students learn about jobs beyond the faculty research posts that were once considered the logical next step for people with advanced degrees.

Illustration of a graduate student pondering her career opportunities.

Articles in this Issue

  • Avoiding a ‘Brain Drain’

    Maintaining U.S. pre-eminence in biomedical research requires making scientific careers more attractive and more viable.

    Photo of Dean/CEO Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
  • Second Chances

    U.S. Navy veteran Anthony Dominick works full-time at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, thanks to a partnership between DePaul Industries, a staffing agency for people with disabilities, and in-house staffing service Intrastaff.

    Photo shows Anthony Dominick at work buffing floors.
  • Dandy's Compass

    A faded image painted on the floor of a former operating suite speaks to pioneering procedures developed by legendary Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Walter Dandy.

    Photo of the floor compass created by neurosurgeon Walter Dandy to help align the patient's head for X-rays.
  • A Wall of Remembrance

    The new organ and tissue donor wall features inspirational stories from donor families and recipients.

    Photos shows Brigitte Sullivan and Clint Burns, who worked with the wall’s design team, which included Jim Lustek, director of brand management; Michael Iati, senior director of architecture and planning for the health system; Jennifer Fairman, assistant professor of art as applied to medicine; a donor family member; and Andrew Petitti, the designer.
  • ‘Care Everywhere’ Gives Clinicians More Information About Patients

    The Epic function simplifies record sharing across thousands of hospitals and clinics.

  • Creating Community Health Leaders

    A multiyear mentoring program started by Johns Hopkins medical students provides internships and training to help Baltimore teens become health care leaders in their communities.

    Photo of Western High school senior Savannah Tripp working under the guidance of mentor Oliver Rogers.
  • A Phone Call from a PAL

    Leaving the hospital is only the first step toward recovery. The Patient Access Line helps patients and families sort out care orders.

    Susan Glinsmann leads a team of nurses who make follow-up telephone calls to patients discharged from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
  • Asthma’s New Hot Zones

    Johns Hopkins study challenges long-standing belief that city dwellers suffer more from asthma.

    Asthma prevalence according to metropolitan status and region among children living in poor areas (defined as neighborhoods with >20 percent of households below the poverty line).
  • In Brief: September 2015

    Celebrate the life of pioneering cardiac surgeon Levi Watkins Jr.; employee service ceremony; a new look for shuttle bus at Sibley Memorial Hospital; 5K to raise money for Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center.

    Levi Watkins Jr.
  • Q&A: Phoebe Bacon, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Librarian

    Johns Hopkins Children’s Center librarian Phoebe Bacon finds the perfect books for patients and families to read for pleasure and health education.

    Phoebe Bacon
  • Who/What: September 2015

    Namandje Bumpus, associate professor of medicine and of pharmacology and molecular sciences, has been named the inaugural associate dean for institutional and student equity. She is among September’s featured employees.

    Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D.
  • Lining Up for Football Season

    Volunteers from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center recently provided preseason physical exams for young football players in the Baltimore City Fellowship of Christian Athletes Park Heights Saints club.

    Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse practitioner Suzette Heptinstall checks 7-year-old football player Elijah Stanley’s blood pressure during a physical exam.