Asia Pacific

Why We Ask the Big Questions

Why We Ask the Big Questions

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Latin America, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

For more than a century, Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists have investigated the roots of wellness and made countless advances in medicine — developing breakthrough treatments that change lives. These men and women pioneered surgery for breast cancer, developed CPR, invented the first implantable pacemaker, described the role of Vitamin A to prevent blindness and identified the(...)

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Far From Home, But in Good Hands

Far From Home, But in Good Hands

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The 18-year-old Mr. Yan had come from China to study in the United States when he started feeling weak, uncomfortable and feverish. When his fever wouldn’t go away, he went to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for a checkup. It was there that our physicians diagnosed Mr. Yan with lymphoma — a type of blood cancer. Throughout(...)

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Live From China, It’s John Hopkins Medicine

Live From China, It’s John Hopkins Medicine

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education, Research

Before becoming president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, I spent eight years overseeing JHI’s educational infrastructure planning and medical training efforts with affiliates, particularly in Asia. My work with JHI has taken me to China at least 15 times, including many visits to Chinese universities and teaching hospitals. Last summer, I traveled to Beijing with(...)

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Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Look Homeward to Fix China’s Broken Health System

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Patient Care

Health care is at a flashpoint in China, where being seen by a general practitioner is three times more difficult than the international standard, according to the World Health Organization. Lines snake around hospitals in China’s urban centers, while few to no treatment centers exist in rural areas. China desperately needs innovative solutions to open(...)

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Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Research

I recently spent an evening talking with inspiring medical students who have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from all around the world. I also had the chance to pay honor to the late Dr. Paul Lietman, a true visionary and dear friend. Eight years ago, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) created(...)

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Going Way Back in Chinese Medical Education

Going Way Back in Chinese Medical Education

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education

Johns Hopkins’ relationship with China goes back to 1915, when William Welch, the first dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, traveled there with the China Medical Board to visit hospitals and medical schools. Committed to continuing to share knowledge with the Chinese medical community, Johns Hopkins Medicine International began a relationship with(...)

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Co-authoring a New Chapter in Chinese Health Care

Co-authoring a New Chapter in Chinese Health Care

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Medical Education

Johns Hopkins Medicine International is excited to announce a new consulting agreement with China Northwest International Medical Center (CNIMC) to help it establish a new state-of-the-art care facility in Xi’an City. We’re entering the project at an early stage and will help CNIMC develop its structure, function and medical vision. Together, we will lay out(...)

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Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Europe, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

In 1998, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, to take its mission worldwide. Since then, we’ve worked to help Johns Hopkins Medicine emerge as a pioneer in international collaborative health. Today, we deliver the promise of medicine to people across the globe—through culturally sensitive care at Johns Hopkins Medicine in(...)

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Three-Continent Comparison of Medical Education

Three-Continent Comparison of Medical Education

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Europe, Latin America, Medical Education

By Rebecca DiBiase   I recently completed my master’s degree in public health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Through the help of two projects I worked on during my master’s degree, I rediscovered a niche in the field of global health that I find particularly unique and exciting: international medical education. I initially(...)

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