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  • Cynda Ruston earns award for Distinguished Research Lecturer from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

    Distinguished Research Lecturer

    This week, Professor Cynda Rushton, Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics, received her award as American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Distinguished Research Lecturer. Congratulations, Dr. Rushton.

  • Associate Professors Teresa Brockie and Junxin Li

    Promoted to Associate Professor

    Teresa Brockie and Junxin Li have been promoted to associate professor. “This is a significant career achievement, and we are so proud of their contributions to our school and profession,” Dean Sarah Szanton said in announcing the news. Congratulations, Drs. Brockie and Li.

  • Master's student Coral Alonso Garcia with her college synchronized swim team

    All Together Now: In Sync with Coral Alonso Garcia

    Coral Alonso Garcia helped the synchronized swimming team of Missouri’s Lindenwood University beat Ohio State, Stanford University, and … anybody in its path to four straight national championships. It was a lesson in leadership that she has brought to nursing as a master’s student at Johns Hopkins. “The most important thing I learned while training eight hours a day was, ‘OK, we’re tired. But we are already here. So we need to do the job well.’ ” Same with any health care setting. “We all have different lives, we all have different problems. … We are going through stuff outside. Still, we must depend on each other.”

    Read more about Garcia in the new issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine.

  • Flier for the Grand Rounds event June 2

    Pain and Mental Health

    The next event in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing/Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Continuing Nursing Education Series—11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, June 2, Pinkard Auditorium or via livestream—offers a discussion by Associate Professor Janiece Taylor on the relationship between disparities in pain management and mental health among adult populations within the U.S. Dr. Taylor will also share considerations for clinicians, researchers, and policy makers. The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series will offer attendees one free education credit upon completion of a post-event quiz after each session, with the goal of fulfilling JHSON’s mission of providing lifelong learning for health care professionals within the community.

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    Webinar: ‘Blood Matters’

    Kathryn McDonald, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Quality and Safety, and Professor Mario Macis of the Carey Business School and Berman Institute of Bioethics moderate a discussion on “Challenges and Opportunities in the Market for Blood and Blood Components,” featuring national blood supply experts, 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 2.

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    Johns Hopkins Briefing: Prescription Drug Shortages

    Johns Hopkins University is hosting a live, virtual briefing on prescription drug shortages, 11 a.m.-noon, Friday, June 2. Topics include an overview of the current crisis and possible solutions, supply chain challenges, implications for cancer treatment, and more.

    Johns Hopkins experts:

    Mariana Socal, MD, PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Tinglong Dai, PhD, Carey Business School

    Amanda Fader, MD, School of Medicine

    Moderator: Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, vice provost for interdisciplinary initiatives

    Registrants can submit questions in advance or during the briefing. 

  • People in yoga poses

    Together on Tuesdays: Yoga

    Find your center and get a full-body workout with yoga, noon-1 p.m. in Carpenter A on Tuesdays from June 13-August 8 (no classes on June 20 or July 4). This Vinyasa-style yoga class uses a flowing sequence of standing and sitting poses that can help you build strength and improve your balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience is required—just bring your own mat.

  • Katherine Ornstein, Isabel Hampton Robb Scholar

    Hampton Robb Scholar

    Katherine Ornstein, director of the Center for Equity in Aging, has been named the Isabel Hampton Robb Distinguished Scholar for 2023. Established at JHSON in 2017, this distinguished title honors the memory of Isabel Hampton Robb and the exceptional leaders who have followed her. As part of this title, Dr. Ornstein will present the annual Isabel Hampton Robb Dean’s Lecture scheduled for later in the year. Congratulations!

  • Pooja and Edwin, new SON employees

    Joining the SON!

    Edwin “Eddy” Agbo (right) joins the SON this week as a grant writer and editor.

    Pooja Deshpande joins Dr. Nancy Glass’s SON research administration team as senior research sssistant. She is a recent MPH graduate in maternal, child, and family health from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.

    Others joining the SON this week (pictures unavailable):

    Kaula Thomas joins Dr. Teresa Brockie's research team as an administrative coordinator. She brings administrative, organization, and project management skills from her experience with nonprofit Save the Children, event planning, and as a veteran of the U.S. Army.

    Ashley Grove joins the SON as research/field coordinator.

    Welcome to all!