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Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Holy Cowpox
In honor of National Immunization Month, this grand rounds (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, August 31) will be co-hosted with the Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation (CIDNI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Jason Farley will moderate the event, and guest speakers will include postdoctoral fellow Dr. Omeid Heidari and PhD candidates Dominique Guillaume and Keri Geiger. They will discuss roles nurses play in improving vaccine uptake and addressing vaccine hesitancy in their communities. They will also discuss epidemiologic importance of vaccines in efforts to prevent infectious diseases.
The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series will offer attendees one free contact credit upon completion of a post-event quiz after each session.
2022 Shining Star Nominations Open
Through September 9, nominate an outstanding faculty member, student, preceptor or colleague from the Johns Hopkins nursing community for excellence in patient care, mentorship, and education to be celebrated at An Evening With the Stars November 10.
Click on the category to learn more and enter a nomination.
Summer Research: Thai Monks and Obesity
One of 227 rules for Buddhist monks during ordainment is to eat whatever is set before them by generous worshipers and move slowly and calmly. In Thailand, this is thought to partially explain an uptick in obesity and hypertension among them. The finding is alarming “given the role and influence of monks in society,” report PhD grad Thitipong Tankumpuan, Assistant Professor Nada Lukkahatai, former Dean Patricia Davidson, and a colleague, Thanakrit Jeamjitvibool, in the 2022 Summer Research issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing magazine.
'State of Mental Health in Children and Adolescents'
Children, adolescents, and their parents are all experiencing the stress, anxiety, and emotional toll of living through COVID-19, community violence, inequity, and more. In Episode 16 of the On the Pulse podcast, Debbie Gross, Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Endowed Professor in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, and PhD student Marcus Henderson discuss the current state of child and adolescent mental health and emerging solutions for improving child and adolescent mental health and supporting families in ways that are equitable, accessible, and tailored to the needs of children and families.
Faculty-Staff Suggestion Boxes
Suggestion boxes are located in the Student House and the Pinkard Building—1st Floor by elevator, 3rd Floor (to the right of the elevator), 4th Floor (faculty and staff lounge), and 5th Floor (to the right of elevator)—and an online option is also available. All facility-related questions should be directed to SON-CampusOps@jh.edu to ensure timely response to your concerns.
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Welcome, Sam DiStefano!
Sam DiStefano joins the SON Marketing & Communications team this week as the new social media & digital content coordinator. Sam comes to us from the Boy Scouts of America—Baltimore Area Council, where he managed social media, website content, communications, and more. Welcome aboard, Sam!
Welcome, Meredith Medina!
Meredith Medina joins the Dean’s Office on Monday, August 22, as senior events planner. She's coming to the SON with university event planning experience from the University of Utah and Syracuse University. Welcome, Meredith!