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November 12, 2009
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Johns Hopkins Medicine and the health care debate
While concepts for health care reform volley back and forth in Washington, D.C., and around the nation, Johns Hopkins has quietly but meaningfully injected itself into the debate. Full story
Carol Greider’s inquisitive nature and tenacity helped her win a Nobel, despite a learning disability.
Last month, when Carol Greider won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, she called the award “a boost for fundamental, curiosity-driven science.” It was also a measure of her fortitude, given that she has struggled with dyslexia all her life. Full story
The Journey of Jacob Puka
A student training to be a nuclear medicine technologist was once one of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan.’
There is more that differentiates Jacob Puka from his classmates than his lilting voice and precise diction. Although he conducts radioactive scans and creates electronic reports for physicians just like other nuclear medicine technology students, his road to Hopkins seems miraculous, even to him. Full story
Under the Dome
Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore
Saved by the Bell
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