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The Aliki Initiative is breaking new ground by training young doctors in a practice that harkens back to William Osler and the school’s founding: getting to know patients as people.
Why “precision education” marks the biggest change in the medical school experience since the Flexner Report. Plus: Remembering John Shaw Billings and his unparalleled influence on early medical education.
Despite a founding commitment to gender equity at the school of medicine, delivering on the promise has been a work in progress. Could the summit finally be in sight?
Meet four Johns Hopkins “greats” who made seminal contributions in the early years of the school of medicine—and their contemporary counterparts who have grabbed the baton to move their fields forward farther still.
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.
Of pregnancy and punishment: Carolyn Sufrin writes about finding the safety net for women behind bars.
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 bit.ly/RonPetersonHMM.
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!