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Center for Transgender Health Launches

In an effort to reduce health care disparities and improve the overall health of the transgender community, Johns Hopkins launched the Center for Transgender Health.

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Grappling with Health Delivery Policy

A new residency fellowship program in health systems management exposes junior physicians to the most challenging problems of America’s health delivery system. Inaugural fellow Sarah Conway is finding great value in learning more about both the payer and provider sides.

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Resetting the Clock

In a move to “reinforce a culture of patient safety” and “physician well-being,” the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has revised its professional standards for first-year medical residents, beginning July 1.

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Game On!

A new gaming table installed on the Homewood campus will allow students, faculty members and staff members to play video games remotely with neurology patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The games they will play have been specially designed to give neurologically impaired players a dynamic, immersive experience that helps stimulate brain recovery.

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Ranking of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine among medical schools emphasizing research in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Graduate Schools” for 2018. Johns Hopkins finished behind Harvard (No. 1 ) and Stanford (No. 2). Johns Hopkins’ biomedical engineering program—jointly run by the Whiting School of Engineering and the school of medicine—garnered the No. 1 spot it has long held, though it shares the top honor this year with MIT.

1 Million-Plus

The total number of exams being read annually by radiologists who staff Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging, which provides integrated radiology services across four affiliated hospitals (Johns Hopkins, Bayview, Sibley and Suburban) and four community outpatient centers (White Marsh, Green Spring Station, Columbia and Bethesda). 

“They all operate on a single IT platform, which means an image captured at one site can also be read by radiologists at any other site,” says Martin Bledsoe, president of Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging. “For complex cases, this gives radiologists at the community outpatient centers and hospitals access to the academic radiologists at the hospitals in Baltimore.”