Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists, in biomedical research, and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health since the opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889.

Today, Hopkins Medicine brings together the faculty physicians and scientists of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, community physicians, nurses and other professionals of The Johns Hopkins Health System to continue that mission.

Uniting the faculty physicians and scientists of the School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of the Health System, Johns Hopkins Medicine now is a $2.7 billion enterprise with three acute care hospitals—The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital—as well as all other aspects of an integrated health care delivery system: long-term care, home care and outpatient care. The Hopkins brand name in medicine also has opened the door to significant international collaboration.

Hopkins scientists receive more federal research funding than faculty at any other medical school. By forming new companies and entering into licensing agreements, Hopkins Medicine speeds discoveries to market in order to benefit patients everywhere.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Mission

  • To provide the highest quality care and service for all patients in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human illness.
  • To provide international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists, in biomedical research, and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health.
  • To attract and support physicians and other health care professionals of the highest character and greatest skill.
  • To provide services, facilities and amenities that promote the highest quality care, afford solace and enhance the community.

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Molecular Motor Shuttles Key Protein In Response To Light
16 Jul 04 | In experiments with fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered how a key light-detecting molecule in the eye moves in response to changes in light intensity.

$44.7 Million Gates Foundation Grant to Evaluate New Strategies to Fight HIV-Related Tuberculosis
15 Jul 04 | The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $44.7 million grant to support the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS-TB Epidemic (CREATE), which will conduct research on urgently needed strategies to control TB in high-risk communities.

Nerve Cells' Powerhouse "Clogged" In Lou Gehrig's Disease
13 Jul 04 | By studying rodent models of the rare inherited form of Lou Gehrig's disease and tissue samples from a patient with the condition, scientists have discovered the evidence that damage to nerve cell powerhouses is responsible for these cells' death.

Cell Death Protein Has Surprising Role In Cell Migration
13 Jul 04 | By studying fruit fly ovaries, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a protein known to block cell death also has the completely independent role of enabling normal cell movement.

Up-Front Cost For Treating An Hiv-Infected Patient In Africa Is $30 Usd Per Visit
11 Jul 04 | Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, have determined that the actual average cost for providing primary care to an HIV-infected patient is $30 USD per visit.

Two Common Antiretrovirals Are Equally Effective, But One Has Fewer Side
11 Jul 04 | Researchers from Johns Hopkins and other institutions will present results from what is believed to be the first three-year, randomized, double-blind, clinical trial comparing antiretroviral therapies for HIV infection.

Gene Therapy Alternative to Calcium Channel Blockers for Heart Disease Works in Animals
08 Jul 04 | In animal studies, scientists at Johns Hopkins have developed what is believed to be the first successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers, agents widely used in the treatment of heart diseases.

No Abdominal Incisions -- Or Scars -- With New Surgery Tools And Technique
07 Jul 04 | Surgeries performed with specialized medical devices requiring only small incisions, called laparoscopic surgery, have many advantages over traditional open surgery, including less pain, fewer complications and quicker recoveries.

Hopkins Study Offers Guidelines For Food Allergy Testing
07 Jul 04 | A blood test that measures food-specific allergy antibodies can be used to help pediatric allergists with the difficult decision of when to reintroduce a food that a child has been allergic to, say researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Children See Televised Violence Despite Parent Monitoring
06 Jul 04 | More than half of all parents say they always limit what their children see on TV, but almost three-quarters admit their children still see televised violence at least once a week, a Johns Hopkins Children's Center researcher reports.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Tops U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" For The 14th Year In A Row
02 Jul 04 | For the 14th consecutive year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has topped U.S. News & World Report's rankings of American hospitals.

Tips From A Johns Hopkins Ophthalmologist To Prevent Eye Injuries This Fourth Of July Holiday
30 Jun 04 | Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition to celebrate Independence Day, but the injuries caused by these fireworks are another, less welcome tradition of the holiday.

Next Up: All There Is To Know About Epigenetics
28 Jun 04 | With a $5 million, five-year federal grant, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is establishing what is believed to be the first university-based research center devoted to studying epigenetics.

Jeffrey Palmer Named New Chair Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation At Johns Hopkins
25 Jun 04 | Jeffrey B. Palmer, M.D., an expert on swallowing disorders, is the new chair for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Easton, Maryland, Symposium Focuses On Women's Health
25 Jun 04 | The latest trends in women's health care are the focus of an Eastern Shore gathering featuring Johns Hopkins experts for a regional version of the medical center's annual sell-out symposium, A Woman's Journey.

"Mighty Mouse" Gene Works The Same Way In People
23 Jun 04 | By studying the genes of a German child born with unusually well developed muscles, an international research team has discovered the first evidence that the gene whose loss makes "mighty mice" also controls muscle growth in people.

Common "Signature" Found For Different Cancers
22 Jun 04 | Researchers at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins and the Institute of Bioinformatics in India have discovered a gene-expression "signature" common to distinct types of cancer, renewing hope that a universal treatment might be found.

Stem Cells Commit To A Future Of Fat With One Signal
21 Jun 04 | In the June 21 advance online section of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Johns Hopkins researchers report finding a key signal in mice that tells stem cells to commit to becoming fat cells.

Cancer Gene Hunter Bert Vogelstein Receives Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Science
18 Jun 04 | Bert Vogelstein, M.D., cancer researcher at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been chosen for the 2004 Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research.

World Renowned Hopkins Eye Specialist To Receive Award From State Society
17 Jun 04 | Arnall Patz, a former director of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and winner of a Lasker Award, will be presented with the 2004 Person of Vision Award from the Maryland Society for Sight.

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