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Erasing the Stigma

Through tattoo removal, John Pescetti ’90 has a profound influence on the lives of former gang members and disadvantaged youths in Oakland, California. During and after undergoing the tattoo removal, he says, “they can go out and feel good about getting jobs.”

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Erasing the Stigma

Genomic Guru

As director of the Division of Genomic Medicine in the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute, Teri Manolio (fellow, general internal medicine, 1984-87) is leading efforts to make personalized medicine a reality.

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Genomic Guru

Healing Behind Bars

As chief medical officer for Corizon, Calvin Johnson ’93 directs efforts to meet the critical needs of prisoners across the United States—totaling some 378,000 patients in 530 institutions.

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Healing Behind Bars

Honoring a Mentor

H. Kent Holland has started the Rein Saral, M.D., Scholarship Fund to support students in the field of oncology who are enrolled in the School of Medicine’s MD/PhD program—a true tribute to Saral, who went to medical school, did his fellowship, and was on the faculty at the School of Medicine for 15 years.

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Honoring a Mentor

In Memoriam

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Dermatology’s Founding Father

George W. Hambrick Jr., who died on December 10, 2013, put the study of skin on medicine’s map during a career that spanned more than a half-century.
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Noble Analyst

Ghislaine D. “Ghilly” Godenne, who died on November 23, 2013, counseled countless adolescents through the complex shoals of family breakups, economic turmoil, and the sexual revolution.
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Progressive Pediatrician

Robert E. Cooke, who died on February 2, was “one of the most progressive and influential pediatricians in America,” says George Dover, director of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
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A Doctor With Grace

Patients from around the globe came to see Thomas Russell Hendrix ’51, who solved the gastroenterological problems that left others stymied. He died on December 23, 2013.
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Beloved Master of the Blackboard

As a physiology professor and associate dean for graduate students, Peter Maloney—an internationally recognized expert on carrier proteins—was revered by medical and graduate students alike. He died on December 12, 2013.
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