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Welcome to the Web edition of Hopkins Medical News. 

Published three times a year for alumni, faculty, parents and friends of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, HMN brings readers face to face with people, issues and events that shape one of the worlds leading health care institutions. We probe into the operating rooms, venture behind the lab bench, poke into the lives of students and distinguished faculty. The feature articles on the web version of the magazine will be updated frequently, so keep checking in with us. 

Colon Cancer Conversations

As Bert Vogelstein’s world-famous laboratory unveils the genetics of colorectal tumors, American families are learning they’re at risk for an often-fatal disease.

By Kate Ledger 

Bert Vogelstein

In a Sea of White Faces

For black medical students, getting into Hopkins is only the first step. Amid the rigors of training, they find themselves navigating the subtleties of life as a racial minority.

By Kate Ledger

Photo of students

The Engineer Who Could

Jolting a dying heart back to life became an actuality thanks to a Hopkins dean who made medicine his second career.

By Janet Farrar Worthington

The first defibrillator

The latest clinical advances and medical news.

What's happening under the Dome.