Civic Engagement

Support Aspiring Health Care Professionals in MERIT

Support Aspiring Health Care Professionals in MERIT

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MERIT is a nonprofit health career pipeline program transforming Baltimore City high school students into health care leaders.  MERIT provides support through four key program areas: 1) weekly academic sessions, 2) summer internships in hospitals and laboratories, 3) individualized college and career counseling and 4) longitudinal mentoring. As the year ends, please consider helping more(...)

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Chaisson Meets with the Dalai Lama

Chaisson Meets with the Dalai Lama

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Richard Chaisson, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is currently in Dharamsala, India with fellow Kunchok Dorjee where they traveled to launch a project to eliminate TB in refugee Tibetan schoolchildren in India called Zero TB in Tibetan Kids. They met with the Dalai Lama, the Prime Minister of the Government in Exile, the Speaker(...)

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Food Drive for Catonsville Emergency Assistance

Food Drive for Catonsville Emergency Assistance

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From now through Friday, January 6 the DOM will be collecting canned food and other non-perishables for Catonsville Emergency Assistance, an organization that provides emergency food, eviction prevention and utility cut-off intervention to greater Catonsville residents. Please consider donating any of the following items: Jelly Cake/Brownie Mix Packages Dry Soup (Ramen Noodle Soups: Lipton, Nissin, Marchaun) Small(...)

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National Pathway to College Program Seeking Mentors

National Pathway to College Program Seeking Mentors

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WHEN: Current school year 2016-2017 WHERE: PTECH at Dunbar, 1400 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD MORE INFO: Email Dr. Craig Spilman, consultant, Johns Hopkins University (cspilman@jhu.edu) for more information. What began in 2011 as an IBM-led school transformation initiative has now spread to over 60 schools in the US and Australia. One of the first Pathways in Technology Early(...)

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The DOM Stepped Out for Diabetes

The DOM Stepped Out for Diabetes

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Once again the Department of Medicine was the top Johns Hopkins Medicine fundraiser at the 2016 Baltimore American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk—raising $17,528!  We want to thank our team captains for their dedication and hard work. Megan Brown & Nisa Maruthur (General Internal Medicine/Welch Forza Brancati) David Harriman (Medical Nursing Administration) Tamala Knox &(...)

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Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Vice Chair Contributors

In the October 12, 2016 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, a perspectives article makes the distinction between interpersonal racism and structural racism, citing the latter as a contributor to premature death and reduced levels of overall health and well-being. Structural racism is “a confluence of institutions, culture, history, ideology and codified practices(...)

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Bake Sale to Benefit United Way

Bake Sale to Benefit United Way

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Join the SOM Department of Facilities Management for a bake sale to help support the United Way of Central Maryland Campaign on: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – JHU 2024 E Monument St (Lobby) at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In Support of Project Homeless Connect, which provides on-site services for the local homeless community at(...)

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Bayview Swims Across America

Bayview Swims Across America

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On September 18, groups from Bayview participated in Swim Across America's open water swim in Pasadena to benefit cancer research throughout various organizations including Hopkins' own Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Bayview surpassed its fundraising goal and raised a total of $544,700. The Department of Medicine team banned together to raise almost $4,000. Many thanks to the(...)

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Service Day at Moveable Feast

Service Day at Moveable Feast

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Last Friday, members of the DOM administration along with division administrators stepped out of their offices and into the kitchen of Moveable Feast, an organization whose mission is to preserve the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions by providing food and services. The group of 20 donned their hairnets and aprons(...)

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