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May 11-15, 2020

May 11-15, 2020

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  • Dean's COVID Town Hall
    Dean Davidson hosted an online Town Hall on Thursday, May 7 to update the SON community on the current COVID-19 situation. In case you missed it, the Dean's Office has shared a recording
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    COVID-19 Launchpad Grants

    SON researchers Lucine Francis, Nancy Glass, Carmen Alvarez, Lisa Cooper, and Joyell Arscott are among the winners of COVID-19 Launchpad Grants from the JHU Alliance for a Healthier World. Congratulations, all! Learn more.

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    'Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis': Free Course

    Dean Patricia Davidson is lead educator for a free two-week course, “COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis,” available at and starting May 18. (About two hours of study per week.) Says Dean Davidson: “Nurses across the world are navigating the uncharted territory of COVID-19 and selflessly caring for patients amidst resource shortages, moral distress, and tremendous anxiety. Through this course, we hope to bolster their already extraordinary efforts of sacrifice and leadership by providing online, easy to access information as it relates to the current pandemic and beyond.” Register 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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    Nurse Leadership Institute Applications Open

    The Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland has opened applications for its next cohort. The yearlong leadership training and development program is for Maryland nurses and features expert coaching, individual mentoring, intensive training sessions, with all expenses covered. Apply online.

  • Student Disability Services (SDS)

    Name change: Disability Support Services at JHU is now Student Disability Services (SDS), part of a larger effort to make accessing such services easier. Email The website will soon be updated with the new name.

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    SON Coronavirus Experts in the Media

    Professor Jason Farley tells Fox 45 News that, with a vaccine at least 12 to 18 months away, current safety practices in place must stay, including social distancing and other hard choices like “doing your best to stay away from elderly and ill family members. They are hard choices but we must make them in order to prevent the worst choices, which is figuring out what burial plot to put our family members into.” Read more.

    “I’m hoping that people who feel they want to be part of a profession that has a long history of doing wonderful work will stay with it,” Dean Davidson tells the Baltimore Sun in an article about nursing students potentially being scared off by COVID-19. “But we’re holding our breath. I don’t think anyone knows what will be awaiting us in the next few years.” Read more.

    Dr. Farley spoke with the about the challenge of reopening schools while the pandemic continues and protective steps that will be essential to limiting COVID-19’s spread: “Teachers should be thinking about managing the physical environment as much as they’re managing the learning environment.” Read more.

    The speed with which the virus became a worldwide outbreak also highlights the need for more global governance in health care and the empowerment of agencies like the World Health Organization, Dean Davidson told ABC News. "There needs to be a realization that we're each on the planet interconnected. Viruses don't know borders," she said. Read more.

    Fewer hospital beds, older populations and limited testing capacity present rural areas with serious risks even if they don’t have the giant numbers of coronavirus cases facing big cities, Assistant Professor Michelle Patch, an expert in emergency response to medical crises, tells the Chicago Tribune. Read the full article.

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    DNP Student Joins LinkedIn Event

    Khristine Arrieta, a DNP-FNP student who graduates this month, will be a featured guest speaker for a LinkedIn Social Impact event on health care, 1-1:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

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    Research Honors Program

    Alison Grace Bradbury, Shae Nicole Crosby, Meghan Margaret Fawcett, Mollie Louise Fox, DaSol Hwang, Chloe Kwon, Alyssa Marie Murad, Abbie Homan Nelson, Rachael Elizabeth Paulson, Megan Marie Sauer, and Christina Hope Tarazi have successfully completed the Research Honors Program. Congratulations!

  • Free Webinar: Disparities and COVID-19
    COVID-19 has shone a bright light on deep disparities in the United States as African-Americans, First Nations, and other minority groups have sustained far higher rates of mortality and morbidity. At 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14, a webinar by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health will feature Dean Davidson and other experts discussing challenges and potential policy solutions. Free. Register.
  • Class of 2023 Johns Hopkins Nurse Anesthesiology program
    Welcome, Nurse Anesthesiology Class of 2023!

    From Bruce Schoneboom, associate dean for Practice, Innovation and Leadership: “We made history in historic times. The nurse anesthesiology program was officially re-established at Hopkins on May 11, 2020 while the nation is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This screen shot documents the 2023 inaugural class of 20 students, four faculty, and one academic program administrator. Although we were disappointed that we could not take this photograph in person, it does demonstrate the Hopkins resolve to innovate in challenging times. This academic-practice partnership also demonstrates what we can accomplish when nursing and medicine partner together. This diverse group of future certified registered nurse anesthetists will certainly be an important part of the Hopkins health care workforce in three short years!”