Biocontainment Unit

Welcome to BCU update!

Welcome to BCU update!

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This is where we will keep you updated on the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit news, events and activities. The unit officially opened on May 20, 2015, and has activated on three occasions: once for a patient in isolation and twice to run laboratory tests on potential patients. Shortly after opening, the Johns Hopkins Hospital(...)

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Ebola Response Team Earns MHA’s Distinguished Service Award

Ebola Response Team Earns MHA’s Distinguished Service Award

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At its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 2, the Maryland Hospital Association presented the Distinguished Service Award to the Ebola Response Team here at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Distinguished Service Award is the MHA’s highest honor and was given to caregivers at the three hospitals designated as Maryland’s Ebola treatment centers: Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar(...)

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New Biocontainment Unit Opens

New Biocontainment Unit Opens

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After seven months of transforming a deactivated clinical unit into a state-of-the-art facility, the new Biocontainment Unit has been unveiled. Lisa Maragakis, medical director of the unit and associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Brian Garibaldi, associate director and assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, will lead(...)

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First Biocontainment Speaker Series

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The first Biocontainment Speaker Series hosted by the Department of Medicine and the new Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit will take place on Friday, April 3 from 3:00-4:30 P.M. in the Sheikh Zayed Tower’s Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium. Friday’s speakers include Ian Crozier, a physician who contracted Ebola and survivied after developing acute respiratory distress syndrome(...)

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