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  • How Bibliotherapy Can Help Us Process Challenging Emotions and Connect

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    Baltimore City’s residents have long struggled with issues of inequity, poverty, and violence. In 2020, on top of a crippling pandemic, Baltimore saw 335 individuals die by homicide. In the face of a virtual school year necessitated by quarantine, opportunities for young people to connect with ea...

  • How Bibliotherapy Can Help Us Process Challenging Emotions - Session 3

    Baltimore City’s residents have long struggled with issues of inequity, poverty, and violence. In 2020, on top of a crippling pandemic, Baltimore saw 335 individuals die by homicide. In the face of a virtual school year necessitated by quarantine, opportunities for young people to connect with ea...

  • How Bibliotherapy Can Help Us Process Challenging Emotions - Session 2

    Baltimore City’s residents have long struggled with issues of inequity, poverty, and violence. In 2020, on top of a crippling pandemic, Baltimore saw 335 individuals die by homicide. In the face of a virtual school year necessitated by quarantine, opportunities for young people to connect with ea...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Woman's Journey: Sunshine on a Rainy Day — Avoiding Melanoma

    The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States in 2020, more than 100,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed and approximately 6,850 people will die of the disease. Before hitting the beach to celebrate summer, listen as oncologist William Sharfman reviews the risks, signs and sympt...

  • 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...

  • Indigenous Storytelling

    The traditions, strengths, and resilience of communities have carried Indigenous peoples for generations. Drs. O’Keefe and Haroz will discuss the development and dissemination of “Our Smallest Warriors, Our Strongest Medicine: Overcoming COVID-19,” a children’s book aimed at providing indigenous ...

  • The COVID-19 Crisis in India

    In the past weeks, India’s COVID-19 crisis has taken a dramatic turn. India has reported more than 17.6 million cases since the beginning of the pandemic and more than 350,000 new cases early this week. Deaths are on the rise and, experts fear that the numbers might underrepresent the real number...

  • Trauma: The Wounds You Cannot See

    How can we process traumatic events like the COVID-19 pandemic? What will be the lasting impact and how do we identify it? Join this lecture with School of Nursing Assistant Professor Tamar Rodney to explore how the ongoing presence of the COVID-19 pandemic could manifest as post-traumatic stress...

  • The Politics of Food

    Food is central to our daily lives, yet few of us consider the political implications of what we eat. How does our personal connection to, and daily consumption of, food shape how we think about these issues? What does food and agriculture tell us about the political process and the power of spec...

  • A Woman's Journey: COVID One Year Later

    Recently, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s A Woman’s Journey conducted a national survey of more than 25,000 adults to identify the three COVID-19 issues that are of greatest concern and interest to consumers. The results — public health guidelines, vaccine safety and lingering COVID-19 effects — will be...

  • Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Health System

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    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...

  • Gathering & Traveling During a Pandemic

    As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, you may be planning to see and gather with family and friends, but experts are urging us to stay vigilant with social distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Before you gather with people outsi...

  • Eating in the Anthropocene

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    “You are what you eat” is a phrase familiar to many but what do you really know about food systems and diets? This course examines the complex interactions between food systems, diets, and the environment, and the political, social, and ethical issues to achieve both human and planetary health. W...

  • How Genomics Impacts Modern Life

    Join Mike Schatz as he provides an overview of ancestry, explores the role of genomics in the identification and treatment of disease, explains agricultural genetics and the highlights impact of genomics on COVID19 research. To learn more, visit jhu.edu/hopkinsathome

  • No One Was Immune: The History and Science of Pandemics in the Americas

    Join John Hessler for a lecture focused on the genomics and geospatial transmission of infectious disease, concentrating on the VARV Variola virus (Smallpox), from which we have the oldest complete genome sequence, on the science of ancient DNA sequencing, and on the complexities of mapping the g...

  • India Institute

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    The Johns Hopkins India Institute unites Johns Hopkins’ India-affiliated community to improve society through research, education, practice, and
    mutually beneficial partnerships, and to help individuals lead healthier lives in India and beyond. The India Institute has focused so far on Hopkins’ g...

  • Vaccine Access in the Era of COVID-19 with the Johns Hopkins India Institute

    According to the World Health Organization, immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths a year and is one of the greatest successful and cost-effective public health interventions. With the continued spread of COVID-19, there is heightened attention on the need for an effective vaccine as ...

  • Delivering Sleep Health, Wellness and Medical Education in the Era of Covid-19

    Join the discussion with Charlene Gamaldo, MD and Rachel Salas, MD about the importance of sleep, especially in the current COVID-19 climate. Tune in to learn about the culprits of disturbed sleep, signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders, and new strategies you can employ now to improve slee...