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July 13-17, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

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  • Last Call: SON Building Quilt

    Become part of a historic transformation and see your contribution displayed in a quilt hanging in the new building. Customized fabric squares are $100, non-customized squares are $25. Purchase a square here by September 11. When purchasing a square, select Building Campaign in the drop-down menu and write Building Dedication Quilt in the comments box.

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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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    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, assistant professor
    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.

  • Deb Baker, VP of JHHS
    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.

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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.

  • 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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    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 (