Charles Wiener

About Charles Wiener

Vice President, Academic | Vice President, Asia Operations Dr. Charles Wiener is vice president of academic affairs and of Asia operations for Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI). He leads multiple global projects, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. Click here to learn more about Charlie.

Posts by Charles Wiener:

Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

In 1998, with just a handful of staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), to take its mission worldwide: improving the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Since then, we’ve grown to help Johns Hopkins(...)

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Before You Send In Your Saliva

Before You Send In Your Saliva

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are popular. For a few hundred dollars, companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA promise information about disease risk for customers and their children, details about ancestry, and insights about personal characteristics—like why you may think cilantro tastes like soap. It’s a simple process. Customers just pay, sign a waiver, and send in a(...)

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Don’t Believe the Hype

Don’t Believe the Hype

In a previous post, we discussed that widely available, objective information can help prevent disease and promote health. But you’ve probably observed that a lot of health advice changes if you wait long enough. It’s hard to lead a healthy lifestyle when the rules keep changing. Remind me, where do we stand now on coffee,(...)

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23 and Me (and You, Too)

23 and Me (and You, Too)

Twenty-three. That’s how many annual medical tests and immunizations Johns Hopkins suggests for a man my age on its prevention guidelines webpage. These recommendations span everything from blood pressure screenings to counseling for depression to seasonal flu vaccination. Hopkins bases these guidelines on information from the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Preventive Services Task(...)

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Fueling Medical Discovery

Fueling Medical Discovery

Before Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) launched, medical research was not a key focus of Saudi Aramco’s health care division. However, a pioneering group of Saudi Aramco physicians took it upon themselves to advance research efforts. For years they performed investigator-initiated research—studying the diseases and analyzing the data they saw in their practice, publishing in(...)

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Diet vs. Drugs in Treating High Blood Pressure

Diet vs. Drugs in Treating High Blood Pressure

If you’re one of the 1.13 billion people worldwide who are suffering from high blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have some encouraging news. According to a new study our investigators published in the Nov. 12 issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, changes to your diet in conjunction with reduced salt intake may(...)

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Medical Education Across Borders

Medical Education Across Borders

As a Johns Hopkins faculty member, I have the privilege of teaching medical students and residents in the classroom and on the wards. I love participating in the learning process—helping students grapple with information, evaluate its potential for impact, and finally put it into play in their own careers and lives. Through my role as(...)

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