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May 25-29, 2020
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SON Experts in the Media

Assistant Professor Michelle Patch is among the voices in the article “27 nurses share their best tips for self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic” from Becker’s Hospital Review.

Professor Tener Veneema discusses ambiguity in a CDC plan to reopen the nation with NBC News.

Professor Cynda Rushton co-authored the article “Suspending Our Agenda: Considering What Will Serve When Confronting Ethical Challenges,” which is highlighted in Healthcare Purchasing News.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurse Manager Neysa Ernst, a DNP student in the executive track, tells Bloomberg News it is no time to be lax about wearing masks in public. See the video.

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'COVID Considerations': Dean's Daily Podcast
To spread the word on the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, Dean Patricia Davidson has launched a daily podcast. A recent entry is on vaccine trials. Listen in.
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'Looking Forward @ Johns Hopkins'

“Looking Forward @ Johns Hopkins” is an online lecture series via the Provost’s Office that features Johns Hopkins experts addressing issues of the moment and those to come. All take place at noon. Register here. Upcoming speakers and topics:

May 28 (rescheduled from May 21): Jacquelyn Campbell (SON), Violence – "Cumulative Trauma in the Lives of our Youth: What that Means for Youth in a Pandemic"

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Lavinia Dock Lecture Series
The 1st-annual Lavinia Dock Lecture Series features Professor Sarah Szanton on “Health Care Policy and Social Justice: 100 Years After Women’s Right to Vote,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, June 1. Zoom link:
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New Zoom Link for DNP Course Support

The Zoom link for Course Support Specialist Lily Leach’s remote office hours (11-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday for all DNP courses) has been updated. The new link:

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Tuggle Award Honorable Mention

Master's Entry student Jenna Fitzgerald earned an honorable mention for this year's Reverend Melvin B. Tuggle East Baltimore Community Excellence Award. Good work!

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Faculty Candidate: Col. Robert Long

Colonel Robert Long, chief of anesthesia nursing at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, will present “Functional, Cognitive and Behavioral Alterations in a Rodent Model of Repeated Isoflurane Anesthesia: Implications for the Development of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction” from 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday, May 28. Zoom link:

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Big Grant News: RESILIENCE Center

Through a $4.3 million grant, the SON will become a national center dedicated to improving health and function of people with disabilities as well as their caregivers. The center will be called RESILIENCE RRTC, short for Research and Education to Support the Science of Independent Living for Inclusion and Engagement: National Center of Excellence Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers. Professor Sarah Szanton will be the center’s director. Read more.

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Student Town Hall Friday

The Dean's Office will be hosting another Student Town Hall beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 29. Zoom link: This session will be recorded and sent out afterward for those unable to attend.) If you have questions in advance, email them to

Monthly Biostats: Hierarchically Structured Data

Nancy Perrin, director of the Biostatistics and Methods Core in the Office for Science and Innovation, will lead a workshop focused on Working with Hierarchically Structured Data from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Zoom: This seminar will examine different approaches to working with nested data, including multilevel modeling, random effects regression, and general estimating equations to help participants select the analytical strategy to best answer their research question.