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Circling the Dome

A World’s First Transplant for Wounded Warrior

At Johns Hopkins, a reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world. A team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons was involved in the 14-hour surgery, transplanting from a deceased donor the entire penis, scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall.

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Genome Giant

Johns Hopkins scientist Steven Salzberg, known for his ability to tackle the most difficult projects in genome sequencing, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Steven Salzberg

Closer to Osler

The new website CLOSLER.org, launched in March by leaders of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, aims to share the latest insights and perspectives about clinical excellence with doctors all over the country and around the world.

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Tied for First

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s internal medicine program shares the top spot with Harvard's program in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s Best Graduate Schools. And Johns Hopkins’ biomedical engineering program landed again in the #1 spot, which it has long held. Other high-performing programs:

Radiology      (Tied for 2nd)
Surgery          (2nd)
Obstetrics/gynecology        (3rd)
Anesthesiology         (3rd)
Pediatrics      (5th)
Psychiatry     (Tied for 5th)

Overall, the school of medicine earned second place among research-oriented medical schools, a move up from third place the previous five years.