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Director’s Reflections: Joy in Medicine

Director’s Reflections: Joy in Medicine

The words “Joy in Medicine” have been cropping up all over the place recently. I myself have been meaning to write a blog on the topic ever since Lee Daugherty Biddison discussed it during Medical Grand Rounds (watch her talk beginning at 25:06) during which she shared findings and solutions sought after by the Joy(...)

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The Search for the Next Cardiology Division Director Has Begun

The Search for the Next Cardiology Division Director Has Begun

With Gordon Tomaselli's impeding departure, we have convened a search committee to find the next Director of the Division of Cardiology. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Cardiology faculty, to Gordon for his leadership and to the search committee for their work to identify the best candidates to lead our Cardiology Division into the(...)

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Celebrating 125 Years

Celebrating 125 Years

This year, we celebrate School of Medicine’s 125th anniversary of educating, training and producing future leaders in education, patient care and research. We have much to celebrate–top-ranked medical and graduate programs, faculty members who are the among the worlds’ foremost experts in their fields and a reputation as a world leader in both medicine and(...)

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Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

I was happy to see such a great turnout for our inaugural DOM Clinical Retreat. I'd like to thank the committee led Lee Biddison for taking my general musing and making it a reality. I'd also like to thank Drs. Sikon and Wigley for their captivating talks and everyone who participated in the poster and(...)

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Director’s Reflections: The Meaning of Symbols

Director’s Reflections: The Meaning of Symbols

As members of the Hopkins community, we are surrounded by symbols both tangible and intangible. As a longstanding institution and the cradle of graduate medical education, many of these symbols represent traditions laid down before our time. Deservedly, Johns Hopkins has transformed into a symbol of diversity, Mary Elizabeth Garrett of inclusion and William Osler(...)

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Gordon Tomaselli to Step Down as Director of Cardiology

Gordon Tomaselli to Step Down as Director of Cardiology

I write to inform you that after 32 years with our department, Gordon Tomaselli will be moving on to become the Dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York this summer. Gordon joined our department as a cardiology fellow in 1986. He demonstrated a knack for leadership early on, acting as interim(...)

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Director’s Reflections during Women’s History Month: The Importance of Strong Role Models

Director’s Reflections during Women’s History Month: The Importance of Strong Role Models

Much like Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, society would not exist without both men and women. When the medical school failed to open alongside the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889 due to lack of funds, university leaders were hesitant to admit women to say the least. It wasn’t until desperation led them to accept the(...)

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Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

In my last reflections post, I spoke of the importance of diversity and inclusion and how we must respect each other no matter the person’s race, position, beliefs, etc. This especially includes our learners as they are often most vulnerable to mistreatment, discrimination, harassment or abuse. I hope you will take a few moments to(...)

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Director’s Reflections during Black History Month: Diversity and Inclusion

Director’s Reflections during Black History Month: Diversity and Inclusion

Black history is intertwined in the history of Johns Hopkins with figures like Vivien Thomas, who began as an assistant to Alfred Blalock, being paid as a janitor, and went on to develop procedures used to treat cyanotic heart disease, and Levi Watkins, who became the first black chief resident in cardiac surgery of The Johns(...)

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Berry Named Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service

Berry Named Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service

I am pleased to announce that Stephen Berry will transition from the Associate Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service to become Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service for the Department of Medicine. The elevation of his position, from associate to full vice chair, is due to his expanded role in response to the growing movement to(...)

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