On Kindness

On Kindness

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

“Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.” This is one of my favorite quotes from Captain America because it reminds me that at the end of the day, no matter how superhuman people think we are — whether(...)

More

Drifting Through the Dark

Drifting Through the Dark

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

I have never wanted to be an astronaut. The idea of hurtling upward in a rocket ship, crashing through the Earth’s atmosphere, and launching into the weightless, densely black sky with the knowledge that you might never return makes me feel a certain loneliness. Yet when friends and family ask what it’s like to do(...)

More

Medicine in the Library

Medicine in the Library

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Above: Kristin's carrel at Welch Library Mid-November 2018: I sit in my carrel watching the snow fall outside, a café au lait cupped in my hands and my elbows resting on the wooden barrier that protects me from falling eight floors to the bottom of the library. Historian Julie Livingstone’s book on debility and the(...)

More

Are Physician Salaries Appropriate?

Are Physician Salaries Appropriate?

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

Over the holiday season, I was fortunate to spend time with family in northern California where I grew up. There I had the opportunity to catch up with some friends from high school. We talked about many things, but eventually the conversation turned to work, salaries and other practicalities of adult life we would have(...)

More

Things My Brother Sam Can’t Talk About

Things My Brother Sam Can’t Talk About

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Photo credit: Kelly Valeri When my younger brother, Sam, was 14 years old, he went outside, stripped to his white, Fruit of the Loom underwear, tipped over a plastic wagon and yelled, “Uh-oh!” He was re-enacting a scene from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, though no one in my family knew it(...)

More

Student Perspectives: All About Grad School

Student Perspectives: All About Grad School

Posted by  | A Day in the Life, Perspectives in Research

Curious about graduate school? Below are recent posts from our students sharing advice, accomplishments and the latest goings-on in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduate programs. The Future of Biomedical Education: A Conversation with Dr. Ziegelstein A Ph.D. candidate sits down with Dr. Ziegelstein, vice dean for education at the Johns Hopkins University(...)

More

Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet 3 School of Medicine Honorees

Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet 3 School of Medicine Honorees

Posted by  | Honor Roll

Jonathan Grima Hometown: I am a Maltese-American. I was born and raised in New York City with my three younger siblings. My parents and extended family, on the other hand, were all born and raised in Malta, a tiny, beautiful island country in the heart of the Mediterranean. My parents migrated from Malta to NYC(...)

More

Partnering Toward Discovery: Behind the Scenes

Partnering Toward Discovery: Behind the Scenes

Posted by  | Events and Happenings

“[At Hopkins] we have the best medical students and the best graduate students in the world, and then we do everything in our power to separate them,” Roy Ziegelstein, vice dean for education, told the audience at the most recent Partnering Toward Discovery event on Jan. 22. There were few in the crowd who would(...)

More

Engineering Magic Bullets for Pancreatic Cancer

Engineering Magic Bullets for Pancreatic Cancer

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

In a 1909 manuscript titled “Ueber den jetzigen Stand der Chemotherapie” (“About the Current State of Chemotherapy”), Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich proclaimed, “We must learn to aim in a chemical sense.” What did he mean? Ehrlich was referring to his “magic bullet” theory of chemical specificity, the observation that certain drugs can eliminate disease-causing entities(...)

More