The Art of Showing Not Telling

The Art of Showing Not Telling

Posted by  | Leadership, Research

I wasn’t planning to travel to Palm Beach for the annual Dean’s Symposium. But my colleague Steven Rum, vice president for development and alumni relations for the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, urged me to go, and I’m glad I listened. The topic was Preventing and Conquering Cognitive Decline. I was inspired as always to(...)

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The Dedication That Gave Me Chills

The Dedication That Gave Me Chills

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Portrait of Mary Elizabeth Garrett, painted by John Singer Sargent. (Photo: Will Kirk) On Jan. 10, 2018, our dean, Paul Rothman, dedicated our school of medicine’s main boardroom to Mary Elizabeth Garrett. You may ask, who is Mary Elizabeth Garrett? I didn’t know either when I started at Johns Hopkins. But I have come to(...)

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President Kevin Sowers: An Inspirational New Leader at Johns Hopkins

President Kevin Sowers: An Inspirational New Leader at Johns Hopkins

Posted by  | Leadership

Throughout my career, I’ve known many amazing leaders and colleagues who have the knowledge, background and talent to help countless people through our field. I’ve also known a few who possess those attributes along with the natural ability to connect with and inspire others. Kevin Sowers, the recently appointed president of Johns Hopkins Health System,(...)

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Are Public Libraries Great Social Equalizers?

Are Public Libraries Great Social Equalizers?

Posted by  | Community

I was having “one of those” days. I had back-to-back meetings from dawn until evening, and I was decidedly tired. Though I was scheduled to attend a philanthropic event for Women United taking place at an extraordinarily elegant private home that night, I mostly wanted to go home and read a good book. (That last(...)

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How Do Physicians Want to Receive Information ? We Asked Them.

How Do Physicians Want to Receive Information ? We Asked Them.

Posted by  | Physician Outreach

Recent national surveys of physicians show that the content we’re creating at Hopkins is helpful to them as they seek information within their specialties. Through various communications vehicles, we share news of our research breakthroughs and clinical innovations or case studies. From the quality of medical information and readability, to the sophistication of visual storytelling(...)

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The Reproducibility Crisis: How Can We Help Ensure the Future of Reliable Research?

The Reproducibility Crisis: How Can We Help Ensure the Future of Reliable Research?

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Medical scientists strive constantly to make breakthroughs that will improve human health. But what happens when researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere produce promising results once and are unable to achieve those same results again in experiments? After all, replication of conditions is a cornerstone of all scientific research. According to Stuart Ray, vice chair(...)

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