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Johns Hopkins Medicine to Host Ladies’ Night Out on THURSDAY April 12th

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Ladies Night Out 4/12

Johns Hopkins Medicine will host its Ladies Night Out at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel on April 12th. Join your peers for an evening of lite refreshments, wine and important discussions by Johns Hopkins faculty physicians about health and medicine that will impact the well-being of you and your family.

Ronald Peterson, Longtime Leader of Hopkins Hospital and Health System, to Retire Later this Year

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Photo via Hopkins Hub

Ronald R. Peterson has spent the last four-plus decades helping take Johns Hopkins Medicine to new heights. Today, the hospital system announced he plans to retire this year.

Examining Ben Carson’s Troubling Transformation

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Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson

 

There’s a lesson somewhere in Dr. Ben Carson’s transformation from world-class Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon to logically challenged Fox News commentator. It’s hard to believe that the brilliant surgeon who led the first successful separation of twins conjoined at the head is the same man spouting intellectually irresponsible pronouncements  — for example, calling Obamacare “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery” — on national television.

Carson made his debut as a regular Fox News contributor this week, and Barry Rascovar collected some of the doctor’s more head-scratching statements at Maryland Reporter. What’s shocking and ridiculous is not that the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient is politically conservative; it’s that his arguments are shallow to the point of being dishonest. According to Carson, not only is Obamacare “slavery, in a way” — it’s also “communism.” To back this up he references a fictitious quotation of Lenin that shows he not only misunderstands socialism but is almost willfully obtuse about how the Affordable Care Act actually works. 

Stoop Stories Operates at Hopkins Friday!

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Sometimes spending an evening at Johns Hopkins Medicine isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

For one night only the innovators of the Stoop Storytelling series will combine with the innovators at Johns Hopkins Medicine for an operation that is sure to be a success.

On Friday, May 4th, the JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs will host The Stoop Storytelling Series in Turner Auditorium for “Hopkins: A World Inside a City, II.” Seven storytellers will get seven minutes each to share true, personal tales about close calls, humbling experiences, great victories, and crushing defeats — anything that shines a light on what life is truly like at the renowned medical institution.

Amongst the storytellers are some of Hopkins’ best-known, including Dr.Robert Montgomery, director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa (a.k.a. Dr Q), associate professor of neurological surgery and oncology, neuroscience, and cellular and molecular medicine, and Dr. Chris Kraft, co-director of the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit.

As always, three audience members will be selected at random to hop on stage and share their own abbreviated tales of medical miracles.

Award-winning restaurant Clementine will be vending food before the show and local troubadour Caleb Stine will sing before the show.

For tickets, click here.

Rheumatologist With Mustache to Head Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Being in charge of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is no low-pressure job; you’re also chief executive officer of the whole Johns Hopkins Medicine behemoth, a $6.5 billion health system that stretches way beyond Baltimore. For the past 15 years, Edward D. Miller has held that position; as of July 1, Paul Rothman will take over.

So who is Rothman, anyway?  Well, aside from the mustache, Rothman is first and foremost a scientist.  He started out studying cell-to-cell communication in the immune system in the 1980s; he went on to apply this research to further study of allergic diseases and cancer at Columbia University. “I saw young, talented people flock to his laboratory, publish and progress in their careers,” said Myron Weisfeldt, a member of the search committee who was also chair of medicine at Columbia when Rothman was there. Most recently, Rothman was dean of the University of Iowa, which he hadn’t expected to leave so quickly:  “I really didn’t know that I was a finalist until less than a month ago,” Rothman told the Cedar Rapids Gazette. “It was very rapid.” The family plans to maintain a home in Iowa, where they have strong ties.

The search committee seemed to like Rothman because although he has a track record as an administrator, he’s quite experienced in both clinical and research medicine.  He saw patients right up until he became dean at Iowa in 2008.  But he is also “an outstanding basic scientist,” according to search committee member Carol Greider. One final fun fact:  he apparently has a very strong New York accent.

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