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Mike Fingerhood

Medical Rounds

Mike Fingerhood and team are setting a new course in opioid abuse-related care. Plus: Catching cancer early, improving access to hearing aids, filling a void in geriatric psychiatry and more.

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Hopkins Reader

Of pregnancy and punishment: Carolyn Sufrin writes about finding the safety net for women behind bars.

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Class Notes

News from and about our graduates.

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Circling the Dome

A new president for the Johns Hopkins Health System, honoring Mary Elizabeth Garrett, health apps at your fingertip and more.



Second Opinion

Does merit aid have merit? Why opening a dialogue is imperative to the future of medical education.



The theme of our 125th anniversary celebration captures our past and our promise.



This issue’s letter from the editor and reader responses.

In Focus

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Feting Ron Peterson

As 2017 drew to a close, so did Ronald R. Peterson’s remarkable 44 year-tenure with Johns Hopkins Medicine, most recently as president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Although he will continue to serve as a special adviser to Dean and CEO Paul B. Rothman for at least a year, Peterson’s retirement in January marks the end of an era at Johns Hopkins. It also highlights a career with few equals in the history of American health care systems. Read more about Peterson, a “Hopkins Person” beyond compare, and his many and varied contributions, at


Alumni will come “Home to Hopkins” sooner than usual, as the Biennial Meeting and Reunion goes annual. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Reunion and Alumni Weekend will be held June 1-2, 2018—with special honor to alumni whose graduation years end in 3 or 8!

The weekend promises traditional and novel programming in celebration of the school’s 125th anniversary. Registration opens in March!

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