The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be a challenging place for parents and staff members. Explore how Kat Kowalski, NICU chaplain, helps support struggling infants and those connected to them.
With students participating in postdoctoral or Ph.D. research within our school of medicine, Johns Hopkins boasts top-notch, research-oriented veterinary residency programs in both veterinary pathology and laboratory animal training.
Oct 3, 2019 No comments
Graduate student Bernat Navarro-Serer's Ph.D. wasn’t a reassurance of his professional goals, but instead opened a whole world of career options.
Oct 1, 2019 No comments
As a graduate student with little money and no television, I spend much of my free time walking along the waterfront. One of my favorite stretches is the brick-paved path along Canton, which is lined with moored boats, quiet row homes and green space. A striking feature of this walk, tucked in one of the […]
Sep 26, 2019 No comments
The benefits of detecting and treating cancer at early developmental stages have long been observed by clinical oncologists. Colonoscopies as well as other methods for early detection have been estimated to prevent as many as 60% of deaths attributable to colorectal cancer by identifying and removing precancerous growths1. More broadly, patients with early stage cancer […]
Sep 23, 2019 No comments
At 11 p.m. PST on July 5 — less than three hours after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattled my home in Southern California — shock waves also went through the sports world. Basketball superstar Kawhi Leonard, who had just delivered Toronto its first ever NBA championship, surprisingly announced he would return to his native Los […]
Sep 18, 2019 2 comments
As a college student, I had set my sights on making a difference in the research world. I was ecstatic when I was accepted to Johns Hopkins to pursue my graduate degree. However, starting graduate school was difficult for me. I felt constantly behind everyone around me, and it was clear that I was slowly […]
Sep 16, 2019 No comments
Recently, researchers at Washington University, St. Louis made a significant breakthrough in developing a blood test for early indications of Alzheimer’s disease. But what exactly is Alzheimer’s disease, how prevalent is it, and why do we seem to be so far away from a treatment or cure? In this post, I provide an overview of […]
Sep 13, 2019 No comments
Last week, NPR published “Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White ‘Dude Walls’ of Honor” on its website. This article addresses the message that walls of honor that mostly feature white men may send to nonwhite and nonmale trainees. Several academic institutions are dismantling or relocating their “dude walls” to send a more inclusive message, and this has […]
Sep 11, 2019 No comments
“Don’t you ever get bored?” It wasn’t a question I’d expected from my high school summer student on her second day in the lab. And I was equally surprised when I found myself saying “all the time.” My recent experience mentoring a student has been rich and rewarding, but not for the reasons I anticipated. […]
Sep 9, 2019 No comments