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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 new SON 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 toward the new building addition. Purchase a square today.
'COVID Considerations': Dean's PodcastTo 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.
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.
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.
ICYMI: 'Reflections of a CNO'
On Wednesday, July 15, Dean Patricia Davidson and Associate Dean Miki Goodwin hosted 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. Here is a video recording of the event. And read the dean's blog tribute to Dr. Baker here.
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 hopkinsmedicine.org on domestic violence in light of COVID-19-related stress.
Congressional Briefing: Kamila Alexander
Treasurer of Global Tracheostomy CollaborativeVinciya 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.
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.