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  • Alicia Arbaje Lab

    Research in the Alicia Arbaje Lab aims to help older adults maintain dignity and quality of lif...e as they age. We are particularly interested in creating health care systems to improve safety and outcomes for older adults. view more

    Research Areas: safety, gerontology, health care systems
  • ALS Center

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    Principal Investigator:
    Nicholas Maragakis, M.D.
    Neurology

    The ALS Center for Cell Therapy and Regeneration Research at Johns Hopkins is committed to iden...tifying the causes of the neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and discovering new and effective treatment options. At the ALS Center, Johns Hopkins researchers work with other investigators, including those at the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins and clinicians within the Johns Hopkins ALS Clinic to aggressively take groundbreaking scientific discoveries and turn them into clinical applications that will improve the quality of life of those diagnosed with ALS. view more

    Research Areas: ALS
  • Ari Cedars Laboratory

    Principal Investigator:
    Ari Cedars, M.D.
    Medicine

    Ari Cedars, M.D., and his team have three primary research goals. First, the Cedars Lab is inte...rested in patient-centered outcomes in congenital heart disease, which they investigate using a digital tracking system to record participants’ symptoms and quality of life. Second, the Cedars Lab investigates outcomes with mechanical circulatory support and transplant in congenital heart disease, with a focus on those with end-stage heart disease and a Fontan circulation. Third, the Cedars Lab is interested in the biological mechanisms underlying circulatory deterioration and end-organ dysfunction in patients with a Fontan circulation. view more

    Research Areas: heart disease, congenital heart disease
  • Claire Snyder Lab

    Principal Investigator:
    Claire Snyder, Ph.D., M.H.S.
    Medicine

    Researchers in the Claire Snyder Lab study the quality of cancer care, with a special focus on ...two areas: the quality of life for cancer patients undergoing treatment and the coordination of care between cancer specialists and primary care providers. As part of our quality-of-life research, we're investigating the use of patient-reported outcome questionnaires in routine oncology practice as well as developing a website for collecting the questionnaires and linking them with the electronic medical record. As part of our cancer-survivorship research, we've conducted large database studies to identify the physician specialties involved in the care of cancer survivors and to determine how that relates to survivors receiving recommended follow-up care. We're also working with investigators in the Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop care strategies for breast cancer survivors. view more

    Research Areas: breast cancer, cancer survivors, cancer, quality of life, care coordination
  • Improving Outcomes Following Injury and Illness

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    Led by Stephen Wegener, Ph.D, this research group focuses on projects that have the potential t...o improve function and quality of life and reduce disability following injury or illness. These projects include research on cognitive, behavioral, psychological and health care system factors that affect outcomes following injury. view more

    Research Areas: neuropsychology, amputation, patient-provider collaboration, disability, rehabilitation psychology, pain
  • Maureen Horton Lab

    Principal Investigator:
    Maureen Horton, M.D.
    Medicine

    The Maureen Horton Lab conducts research on pulmonary fibrosis through the use of both preclini...cal models and human trials. Our studies have helped to develop novel, genetic, tissue-specific models of immune dysfunction, which have aided in defining the immune regulation of fibrosis and in the development of treatment strategies. We have used T-cell skewing immunotherapy to prevent and reverse chemical-induced lung fibrosis and have conducted clinical trials for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which led to one of the first treatments that helped to improve quality of life in IPF patients. view more

    Research Areas: interstitial lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, autoimmune diseases, occupational lung diseases, T cells
  • Neuro-Oncology Surgical Outcomes Laboratory

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    Directed by Debraj “Raj” Mukherjee, MD, MPH, the laboratory focuses on improving access to care..., reducing disparities, maximizing surgical outcomes, and optimizing quality of life for patients with brain and skull base tumors.



    The laboratory achieves these aims by creating and analyzing institutional and national databases, developing and validating novel patient-centered quality of life instruments, leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms to risk-stratify vulnerable patient populations, and designing novel surgical trials to push the boundaries of neurosurgical innovation.



    Our research also investigates novel approaches to improve neurosurgical medical education including studying the utility of video-based surgical coaching and the design of new operative instrumentation.
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    Research Areas: medical education, surgical outcomes, neurosurgery, machine learning, access to care, surgical coaching, population health, quality of life, public health, artificial intelligence, oncology, disparities
  • Nicholas Rowan Lab

    Dr. Rowan is actively involved in both outcomes and translational research relating to chronic ...rhinosinusitis and endoscopic skull base surgery. He has a keen interest patient-reported quality of life outcomes as well as those that pertain to smell and taste. Dr. Rowan is also involved in sinus-related clinical trials, pursuing new medical therapies and technological advancements for the treatment of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. view more

    Research Areas: clinical trials, smell and taste outcomes, Quality of life outcomes
  • Spinal Oncology Lab

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    The bony skeleton is one of the most common sites of metastatic spread of cancer and a signific...ant source of morbidity in cancer patients, causing pain and pathological fracture, impaired ambulatory ability and poorer quality of life.

    In our continuous investigation of the mechanism of metastasis in spine tumors and of developing animal models and treatments, our team seeks to understand how cancer cells metastasize to the bony spine.

    Our laboratory develops novel techniques to evaluate our animal models of metastatic spine disease.
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    Research Areas: spine cancer, spine, cancer
  • The Hackam Lab for Pediatric Surgical, Translational and Regenerative Medicine

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    Principal Investigator:
    David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D.
    Pediatrics
    Surgery

    David Hackam’s laboratory focuses on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating disease of ...premature infants and the leading cause of death and disability from gastrointestinal disease in newborns.

    The disease strikes acutely and without warning, causing sudden death of the small and large intestines. In severe cases, tiny patients with the disease are either dying or dead from overwhelming sepsis within 24 hours. Surgical treatment to remove most of the affected gut results in lifelong short gut (short bowel) syndrome.

    The Hackam Lab has identified a critical role for the innate immune receptor toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis. The lab has shown that TLR4 regulates the development of the disease by tipping the balance between injury and repair in the stressed intestine of the premature infant. Developing an Artificial Intestine A key goal is to create, in the laboratory, new intestines made from patients’ own cells, which can then be implanted into the patient to restore normal digestive function. This innovative design could transform child development and quality of life in necrotizing enterocolitis survivors without the risks of conventional donor transplant.
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    Research Areas: necrotizing enterocolitis, gut inflammation, stem cell biology, premature infants, TLR4
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