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Apply to be a 2022-23 SOURCE Service Scholar
Are you looking for a way to make meaningful change in your community while completing your studies? Apply to be a SOURCE Service Scholar in 2022-23. Join the upcoming SOURCE Service Scholars Information Session on Wednesday, June 29 via Zoom to learn more about the program. For more information and to apply, visit SOURCE.jhu.edu/Scholars. Apply by July 11. Open to students in JHSON, BSPH, and JHSOM.
SON Podcast: Opioid Deaths
With the rise of illicitly manufactured fentanyl, drug purchases through social media, and the compounding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, opioid deaths are now the leading cause of preventable death among people ages 18 to 45. Dr. Marianne Fingerhood, an expert in safe opioid prescribing and identification and treatment of opioid use disorder, weighs in on Episode 15 of the On the Pulse podcast.
From the Business Dept.: Key FY22 Closing Dates
There are key dates on the SON business calendar that affect all departments as the fiscal year closes. All SON departments should consult FY2022 Closing Information and Cut-Off Dates.
Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Reproductive Coercion
The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series—11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29—features SON PhD alumnus Karen Trister Grace of George Mason University, who will discuss risk factors, health outcomes, and research associated with reproductive coercion. The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series offers attendees one free contact hour upon completion of a post-event quiz. Sponsored by the Nu Beta at Large Chapter of Sigma, the Honor Society of Nursing. (Password: Nursing.)
A Chat with Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala
The next Health Policy Forum hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, will feature former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala. The discussion will cover such topics such as: innovative trends shaping the health care industry; lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic; the polarization and politicization of health care; reflections on Shalala’s career; and advice for students and emerging leaders in health care.
Welcome to the SON!
It’s a big week for new hires at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Sophie Kasimow, senior health policy advisor, brings extensive Capitol Hill experience, primarily focused on health and health equity. In this new role, she will advise the dean and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to help move forward the school’s health policy engagement efforts and outcomes.
Marz Anthony Macahia joins the ITS team as a technical support analyst. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is coming to us from the Harbor Bank of Maryland, where he helped ensure the security and operation of desktops and devices in addition to working with a team to coordinate the opening of new branches. Marz brings the ITS Team back up to full strength!
Francisco Reyes joins the CIDNI team as community outreach specialist, coming to the SON from the Baltimore City Health Department with over three years experience serving the Baltimore community, focusing on the LatinX population.
Welcome to all!
Silbert-Flagg and Vangraafeiland Join FAANP Ranks
Associate Professors JoAnne Silbert-Flagg (left) and Brigit VanGraafeiland have been inducted as fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). They join a diverse group of nurses recognized for their positive and profound impact on national and global health. Silbert-Flagg has served as director of the Master of Science in Nursing programs since 2017 and was coordinator of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Track from 2016-2022. Silbert-Flagg led the development of the pediatric nurse practitioner curriculum for JHSON’s inaugural Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Silbert-Flagg’s main scholarship focuses on promoting breastfeeding through patient care and the education of health professionals.
VanGraafeiland is a pediatric nurse practitioner who has practiced extensively in rural and urban primary care settings and currently practices in Eastern Baltimore at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy. Her scholarship focuses on improving outcomes for children in foster care, child maltreatment, screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and for human trafficking. She has also focused on using clinical simulation and standardized patients to enhance the advanced practice student’s critical-thinking skills and clinical acumen.