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  • A Woman's Journey Presents: Cancer Interception - Lessons learned from HPV

    Dr Cornelia Liu Trimble talks about the basics of Human papillomavirus infections, then moves to a discussion of new, emerging strategies to treat early signs that may signal HPV cancers.

  • A Woman's Journey Presents: Bone Up - Osteoporosis

    Eight million U.S. women have osteoporosis, 50% of women will have a fracture in their lifetime and 25% of women will die in the first year following hip fracture. Menopause is a time when women’s bodies change significantly, with associated losses in bone strength and an increased risk of osteop...

  • A Woman's Journey Presents: Endometriosis

    Endometriosis, a disease in which tissue of the uterus is on the outside of the uterus and in other parts of the body, can be a source of severe pain and infertility. Endometriosis is caused by a hormonal immune system that may also contribute to many other conditions including irritable bowel sy...

  • A Woman's Journey Presents: What To Know About Diabetes

  • A Woman's Journey Presents: COVID - An Urgent Conversation

    Featured speaker, infectious disease specialist, Dr. Lisa Maragakis discusses the latest facts known about COVID, and coronavirus variants, that have emerged as the virus SARS-CoV-2 continues to mutate.

  • A Woman's Journey: Warning Signs for Pancreatic Cancer

    Researchers have found that pancreatic cysts can be precursors to pancreatic cancer. Gastroenterologist Anne Marie Lennon, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D., underscores why this is so important, reveals how pancreatic cysts can evolve into cancer and discusses research conducted at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

  • Johns Hopkins Programs Impacting Marylanders: JHU Disability Health

    This next installment of the Government and Community Affairs’ Showcase Series will highlight the Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center. Dr. Bonnielin Swenor will share how the work of the Center is helping to make Maryland a leader in accessibility and disability inclusion a...

  • Gathering & Traveling During a Pandemic: 2021

    Vaccines are here, booster shots are available, and states are lifting mask mandates – but we’re still in a pandemic. Sure, these new developments have been exciting, but they’ve also brought new challenges to navigate during your holiday season. How do you plan a gathering and what kind of preca...

  • A Woman's Journey Presents: Hands On

    We take our hands for granted. What happens when they no longer provide us with the same dexterity, and even cause daily pain? Orthopaedic surgeon Dawn LaPorte, M.D., reviews causes of numerous conditions such as arthritis, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, and treatment opti...

  • The (Un)known-(Un)knowns of COVID-19 Transmission - An Engineer's Perspective

    COVID-19 spread across the world with a speed and intensity that laid bare the limits of our understanding of the transmission pathways of such respiratory diseases. After much confusion and misinformation, there emerged a consensus that airborne transmission from very small respiratory droplets ...

  • Johns Hopkins Programs Impacting Marylanders: JHHS Opioid Stewardship

    This next installment of the Government and Community Affairs’ Showcase Series will highlight two initiatives of the Johns Hopkins Health System Opioid Stewardship Clinical Community: the Overdose Response Program and National Drug Takeback Day. Please join Dr. Suzanne Nesbit, Clinical Pharmacy S...

  • I Never Knew I’d Help Save Lives: An mRNA Biologist’s Journey

    Today, Jeff Coller, PhD, studies the building blocks of life. As a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of RNA Biology and Therapeutics and a Scientific Co-Founder at Tevard Biosciences, his work focuses on messenger RNA, a molecule that transmits information from DNA to other parts of the cell. Wit...

  • A Woman's Journey Presents: Surviving / Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Advances in medical science and treatment are enabling many women to thrive despite a diagnosis of breast cancer. For many, this feared disease is treated as a chronic illness. Join medical oncologist Karen L. Smith, M.D., and former administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and ...

  • Smell Loss in COVID-19: Who Nose What's Going On

    Although sudden smell loss has long been a consequence of acute viral infections, this sudden sensory loss is a unique marker of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with implications on disease tracking, pathophysiology, and potentially long-term consequences for the many of millions of persons infect...

  • Johns Hopkins Programs Impacting Marylanders: School of Nursing

    This event highlights the unique partnership between the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the State of Maryland. During the Showcase Series, you will be able to see the benefits of generous state funding by getting an inside look at the newly renovated Pinkard Building, which received a $4 mil...

  • Session 3: Women's Mental Health Across the Lifespan

    Throughout their lifetimes, women will experience changes in their moods as a consequence of aging. From puberty to post-menopause, these physical, emotional, and physical changes can be confusing and concerning. In Session 3, Assistant Professor Lindsay Standeven addresses the transition to men...

  • A Woman's Journey: Thyroid Disease - Often a Surprising Diagnosis

    The American Thyroid Association estimates that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and up to 60% of them are unaware of their condition. Endocrinologist Paul Ladenson, M.D., outlines the signs and symptoms of the various thyroid disorders and discusses the interplay among oth...

  • Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan

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    Throughout their lifetime, women will experience changes in their moods as a consequence of aging. From puberty to post-menopause, these physical, emotional, and physical changes can be confusing and concerning. Join faculty – Liisa Hantsoo, Lauren M. Osborne, and Lindsay R. Standeven – from the ...

  • Hopkins on the Hill: How Do You Prepare for a Highly Infectious Disease?

    Johns Hopkins hosts one of ten Biocontainment Units (BCUs) around the country. They stand ready at all times to treat patients with highly infectious diseases while ensuring our healthcare workers and the surrounding community stays safe. Originally built to provide treatment for patients with Eb...

  • Hopkins on the Hill: Indigenous Communities and Improving Health and Well-being

    Researchers from the Center for American Indian Health work alongside indigenous communities to improve resilience, optimal health, and well-being. Learn from Dr. Melissa Walls how the Healing Pathways Project, a community-based participatory research study in the Great Lakes region, is identifyi...

  • Hopkins on the Hill: How Can We Support People Who Want to Age at Home?

    Health begins at home, and we all want to be safe and comfortable in our homes. As we age, what difficulties might we encounter that could lead to injury, discomfort, or hindering our independence? Join Sarah Szanton (PhD, MSN, FAAN, ANP) in examining how the CAPABLE program at Johns Hopkins is h...

  • Session 2: Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Health System

    In academic histories and popular films and novels, the US civil rights movement centers on bus boycotts, voting booths, water fountains, classrooms, and courtrooms. But did protesters ever picket doctor's offices, hospitals, medical schools, or public health clinics? Join Karen Kruse Thomas from...

  • Session 1: Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Health System

    In academic histories and popular films and novels, the US civil rights movement centers on bus boycotts, voting booths, water fountains, classrooms, and courtrooms. But did protesters ever picket doctor's offices, hospitals, medical schools, or public health clinics? Join Karen Kruse Thomas from...

  • Session 2: Women's Mental Health Across the Lifespan

    Throughout their lifetimes, women will experience changes in their moods as a consequence of aging. From puberty to post-menopause, these physical, emotional, and physical changes can be confusing and concerning. In Session 2, Associate Professor Lauren M. Osborne addresses mood and anxiety symp...