August 24-26, 2016Subscribe to
Room to Grow - Mini-Conference
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, "Room to Grow: Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency - Race in the U.S. and in our Work" will be held at the Chevy Chase Auditorium in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The mini-conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will feature two School of Nursing professors, Dr. Sarah Szanton and Dr. Phyllis Sharps.
Mass Vaccinations in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Millions of people have lined up at vaccination camps in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fight the recent outbreak of yellow fever. The World Health Organization, along with many other partners, has a goal to vaccinate over 14 million people.
One in Three ICU patients suffer Depression
A recent study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Professor, O. Joseph Bienvenu, discovered that one in three former ICU patients suffer from depression. These patients typically have a longer recovery period and will also suffer from a greater financial strain from not being able to return to work.
August 25 is the beginning of the Hindu festival of Krishna Janmashtami. This holiday celebrates the birth of the deity Krishna. Hindus that celebrate Krishna Janmashtami celebrate by fasting for the day and staying up until midnight (when Krishna is believed to have been born) where they exchange gifts, sing, and dance. Be mindful of your patients and colleagues that may be celebrating the holiday and follow these tips that can hlep!
State of the School Address
Dean Patricia Davidson delivered the State of the School address on Monday and discussed the performance of the school, future goals, and had gave a warm welcome to all new faculty and staff. Guest speakers from the New Horizons Mission to Pluto also addressed the faculty and staff and discussed how leadership, teamwork, and passion were the ingredients to make the dream of sending a space craft to Pluto a reality. Did you know that the surface temperature of Pluto is -390°F? Chilly!
Fists Not Football: Brain Injuries Seen in Domestic Assault Victims
A recent study has found that "domestic assault may cause traumatic brain injuries in at least 60 percent of survivors." Head injuries are among the most common injuries in domestic assaults and most times brain injuries are overlooked or the victim doesn't even consider a potential brain injury.