Events and Happenings

The Changing Face of Biomedical Ph.D. and Postdoc Education

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“Night science is a sort of workshop of the possible. … ”  François Jacob While we may be living in the “century of biology,” biomedical science exists in a climate where risk-taking is discouraged. That’s according to Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., chancellor of science policy and strategy at the University of California, San Francisco. On Nov.(...)

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Hopkins Mood Disorders Symposium: Gaining Perspectives and Generating Conversations

Hopkins Mood Disorders Symposium: Gaining Perspectives and Generating Conversations

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A sizeable crowd of over two hundred attendees gathered in Turner Auditorium on April 18, 2017, to hear discussions on mood disorders at the 31st Annual Mood Disorders Research/Education Symposium, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. Mood disorders, which encompass major depression, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder, as well as a spectrum of(...)

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Johns Hopkins Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

Johns Hopkins Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

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This year’s St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated across the country by medical students and residency programs as the eagerly anticipated Match Day. After long months of assembling an application, nervously waiting for interview invites, and flying across the country to visit programs in cities both familiar and foreign, March 17 marked the day on which(...)

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Students in the Spotlight at Annual Research Symposium

Students in the Spotlight at Annual Research Symposium

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On Feb. 10, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine held its ninth annual Medical Student Research Symposium. The symposium, which coincides with the culmination of the Scholarly Concentration program that takes place during the first and second years of medical school, is an opportunity for Johns Hopkins medical students to showcase and exchange ideas(...)

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In the Wake of ACA Repeal, Medical Students Unify to “#ProtectOurPatients”

In the Wake of ACA Repeal, Medical Students Unify to “#ProtectOurPatients”

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In the wake of a seismic shift in the political environment in the United States, with a new presidential administration and the promised rapid repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), medical students across the country are making their voices heard. Health professions students have unified under an ancient, fundamental ethical principle(...)

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Partnering Toward Discovery Seminar Series: HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Transplants

Partnering Toward Discovery Seminar Series: HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive Transplants

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Organ transplants are lifesaving operations for HIV-positive patients with kidney and liver failure — but only if they can reach the top of the waiting list. To further complicate the process, the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 strictly prohibited the transplant of organs from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients due to safety concerns and(...)

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A Scientific Approach to Increasing STEM Workforce Diversity

A Scientific Approach to Increasing STEM Workforce Diversity

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In spite of efforts to diversify the biomedical workforce, a significant proportion of the United States population remains grossly underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Nationally, women hold less than 25 percent of scientific research faculty positions, while African-Americans and Latinos account for 7.2 percent of academic faculty, surprising statistics given(...)

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