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    SON Building Quilt

    Be a part of a historic building transformation and see your contribution displayed on a quilt that will hang in the newSON building. Choose from either a large custom quote fabric square with the text of your choice or a small standard fabric square (uncustomized). Proceeds from the dedication quilt will go directly towards the new building addition. Purchase a square today.

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    'COVID Considerations': Dean's Podcast

    To spread the word on the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, Dean Patricia Davidson has launched a regular podcast. A recent entry talks about delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the complex and multifaceted reasons people choose vaccination or not. Listen in.
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    Chronic Conditions and COVID

    Managing a chronic condition can be difficult, especially during challenging times. Join Marissa Alert, clinical psychologist and associate director of Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions to learn simple strategies for coping with stress and anxiety and what you can do to take care of yourself. The “Coping and Thriving Webinar: Managing a Chronic Condition During COVID” is 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. Register.

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    On U.S. Withdrawal from WHO

    Read a response to America’s pullout from the World Health Organization—“US withdrawal from WHO is unlawful and threatens global and US health and security”—from Dean Patricia Davidson and colleagues in the Lancet.

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    Junxin Li Earns NINR Grant

    Assistant Professor Junxin Li has been awarded an NINR grant for her research, "A personalized behavioral intervention for older adults with mild cognitive impairment and sleep complaints." Congratulations.

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    Webinar on Burnout

    Last October, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released a report on the pervasiveness of burnout among nurses and physicians. Professor Cynda Rushton, a member of the NAM Consensus Study Committee on System Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Wellbeing, joins a webinar to discuss burnout from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. Register.

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    Women Leaders on Overcoming Challenges

    "Women in Global Health" is a new series funded in part by the Provost’s PhD Professional Development Initiative. Each session will feature a 30-minute talk followed by Q&A and a facilitated working group session where participants craft strategies for tackling challenges faced by women leaders in the field. The first speaker is Dr. Leslie Mancuso, a nurse and CEO of Jhpiego, noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, July 13. Register.
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    'A Woman's Journey': The Brain

    Learn about risks, warning signs, diagnoses, and emerging treatments in  MS, ALS, and Parkinson’s from Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. The webinar is part of “Conversations that Matter” from the JH Medicine series “A Woman’s Journey.” Learn more. Register.

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    'Reflections of a CNO'

    Dean Davidson and Associate Dean Miki Goodwin invite you to a Virtual Clinical Forum, “Reflections of a CNO,” featuring Deborah Baker, senior VP of the Johns Hopkins Health System and VP for nursing and patient care at JHH, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Zoom link. (Password: Hopkins.)

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    COVID and Domestic Violence

    The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in domestic partners and families spending more time together at home. Not surprisingly, being in such close proximity for extended periods has resulted in higher stress levels. That raises a concern: Are people in the same households more likely to intimidate or physically hurt one another? Researcher Jacquelyn Campbell answers questions for on domestic violence in light of COVID-19-related stress.

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    Congressional Briefing: Kamila Alexander

    Assistant Professor Kamila Alexander will participate in a virtual Congressional briefing on health inequities and COVID-19 from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 17 through the Research-to-Policy Collaboration (RPC). RSVP. Watch a previous RPC interview with Dr. Alexander.

  • Vinciya Pandian of the SON faculty

    Treasurer of Global Tracheostomy Collaborative

    Vinciya Pandian has been elected treasurer for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC), a global partnership of physicians, nurses, therapists, caregivers, and patients working to disseminate best practices and improve outcomes around tracheostomy care. Dr. Pandian has been part of GTC since 2014 and was recently appointed chair of the Education Committee, hosting several webinars to disseminate info about COVID-19 and tracheostomy patients. Her new role recognizes her global contribution to the GTC and to tracheostomy patients.
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    Social Norms and Violence in Humanitarian Settings

    The social norms that influence gender-based violence vary greatly across cultural contexts and are complex in humanitarian settings. Therefore, a general social norms scale is unlikely to be a good measure across contexts, and social norms interventions must be context-specific. Faculty members Nancy Glass and Nancy Perrin lead the webinar “Social Norms Towards Gender-based Violence Measurement and Evaluation in Humanitarian Settings” at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 15. Register here.

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    Peer-to-Peer Nominees (June)

    Congratulations to Peer-to-Peer nominees for the month of June: Susanna Young and Chadd Cawthon (who, as the month’s random drawing winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card). Thank you both for setting a positive example for the SON community.

    Nominations for July are now open! Questions: Matt Casse (