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A Path for Medical Educators

A new medical education pathway offers a way to nurture trainees’ interest in teaching the next generation of doctors.

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Cancer Test Marks a ‘Milestone Moment’

A pioneering blood test developed by Johns Hopkins researchers designed to incorporate earlier cancer detection into routine medical care will be developed by a new company that has raised the largest outside investment ever by a licensee of a Johns Hopkins technology.

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New Track Recognizes Clinical Excellence

With the recent rollout of a new track in clinical excellence, faculty clinicians at Johns Hopkins now have a new path to promotion—one that rewards their skill and empathy with patients.

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100% Compliance Wasn’t Easy

Johns Hopkins University became one of the nation’s first academic medical centers to fully comply with a federal law that requires researchers to provide results of human studies that help evaluate new medical, surgical and behavioral interventions.

A Reason to Smile

Patients with dental problems who come for help to the Emergency Department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital are now able to receive care outside the hospital, thanks to an agreement between the hospital and Chase Brexton Health Care.

$1.8 Million

The amount of an award from the American Medical Association (AMA) — shared by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Stanford University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham over the next five years — as part of the AMA’s Reimagining Residency initiative.

The project will create a living laboratory to study the resident training environment so that medical educators can develop interventions to improve resident well-being and clinical skill.

“We think resident education should be approached with the same rigor and pursuit of evidence as fundamental science,” says Brian Garibaldi, associate program director of the Osler Internal Medicine Residency Program. “This is the only way to ensure we are training residents using the best approaches. We need to measure burnout and clinical skill, and all of the variables that influence these important domains.”

Adds Roy Ziegelstein, vice dean for education at the school of medicine, “Interns and residents face increasing challenges as they learn and begin to practice medicine, and it is our responsibility to make sure they take care of themselves as well as they take care of their patients.”

James Cobey (left) and James Muller

Nobel Bounty

The 1915 alumni of West Point were referred to as the Class the Stars Fell On, because more than one-third of the class’ 169 members — including Dwight D. Eisenhower — became generals.

You might consider the 1969 class of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which celebrated its 50th reunion last spring, to be the Class the Olive Branches Fell On: Two of its members share separate Nobel Peace Prizes.

Cardiologist James Muller is among the founders of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. Orthopaedic surgeon and epidemiologist James Cobey, a member of Physicians for Human Rights, conducted research that led to creation of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.

Read more about the global impact of their work at: bit.ly/Nobel69

Top Showings

The 2019–20 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings are in, and The Johns Hopkins Hospital once again ranks #3 in the nation and #1 in Maryland and Baltimore.  In addition, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center placed ninth in the U.S. and remained the top-ranked children’s hospital in Maryland.

U.S. News also ranks hospitals in 16 medical specialties. Ten of those specialties at Johns Hopkins are in the top five:

#1  Geriatrics

#1  Neurology & Neurosurgery

#1  Rheumatology

#2  Nephrology

#2  Urology

#3  Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

#3  Ophthalmology

#3  Psychiatry

#4  Cancer

#5  Diabetes & Endocrinology