The Universal Language of Lab

The Universal Language of Lab

Posted by  | Medical Education

By Joelle Dorskind On the floor where I work in the preclinical teaching building at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, there are postdoctoral fellows from China, Israel and Portugal; graduate students from Canada, Germany and Taiwan; and technicians, faculty and others from all over the world. You can always find someone on the(...)

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Partnering with a Health Care Paragon

Partnering with a Health Care Paragon

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Middle East

By Abdulmohsen A. Al‐Mukhaild As the new chief operating officer (COO) at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), I help align the systems, staff and operations that shape our health system’s ability to meet patients’ needs, as well as their expectations. I was in Baltimore earlier this year to participate in a leadership development program Johns(...)

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Resetting the Brain for Post-Stroke Recovery

Resetting the Brain for Post-Stroke Recovery

Posted by  | Care Providers, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

By Pablo Celnik, M.D. Stroke is the third-leading cause of disability worldwide and a major cause of dementia and depression, according to the World Health Organization. Recovery from a stroke can take months or years, depending on the patient’s loss of functions. So my team from the Center of Excellence in Stroke Treatment, Recovery and(...)

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‘Because of You, the Future of Neurology in Zambia Is Brighter’

‘Because of You, the Future of Neurology in Zambia Is Brighter’

Posted by  | Care Providers, Medical Education

By Dr. Deanna Saylor Zambia has the world’s sixth-highest prevalence of HIV. And HIV/AIDS — often associated with neurological effects — continues to be the No. 1 cause of death in this southern African nation. Many of Zambia’s other top causes of death — malaria (No. 2), stroke (No. 5), meningitis (No. 7) and syphilis(...)

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A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Latin America, Medical Education, Patient Care, Patient Safety

This post’s publish date, Sept. 17, aligns with International Patient Safety Day, a global campaign to rally stakeholders across health care systems to work together to improve patient safety. I think it bodes well that this is also the day Johns Hopkins Medicine International welcomes Hospital Sírio-Libanês (HSL) into our global collaborative health family. Located(...)

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Promoting Healthy Weight, Patient by Patient

Promoting Healthy Weight, Patient by Patient

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Middle East, Patient Care

The patient was a grandmother. She had diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and a body mass index of 84 — more than four times what experts consider healthy. She waited four years to become an eligible candidate for bariatric surgery, but physicians deemed her case too risky. Then, last October, Hien Nguyen, a Johns Hopkins bariatric(...)

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Filling the Practitioner Pipeline in China

Filling the Practitioner Pipeline in China

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education

Since 2016, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) has been working with Taikang Insurance Company, China’s largest non-state-owned insurance financial group. If that seems like an unusual partner for Johns Hopkins, Taikang has a dedicated arm that focuses on health care investments and businesses, including health and wellness products and services, continuing care retirement communities, hospitals(...)

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Engineering Precision Cardiology

Engineering Precision Cardiology

Posted by  | Care Providers, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

By Dr. Hugh Calkins Here at Johns Hopkins, we are blending engineering and cardiology to create more personalized approaches to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders. Leveraging innovations in cardiac imaging, computer simulations and data science could help us manage these disorders, which can lead to elevated risks of blood clots, stroke, dementia and death.(...)

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Rousing Research Through Global Affiliations

Rousing Research Through Global Affiliations

Posted by  | Collaboration, Middle East, Research

Research is at the foundation of Johns Hopkins Medicine — from basic research, where scientists study how cells function, to clinical research that builds on those findings using trials, to translational research that takes information gleaned from those trials and delivers them to our patients as innovative treatments. Research is also at the foundation of(...)

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