Health equity
Lisa Cooper named 25th BDP
Published Dec 7, 2016
At the start of her medical career, Lisa Cooper saw some recurring themes with patients she worked with in Baltimore. For many, it seemed that the root of chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypertension lay less in actual medical conditions and more in their socioeconomic statuses—and the resulting stresses of their lifestyles. These types of questions have dominated Cooper's work. As a professor of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, she has focused on America's health disparities—the ways race and socioeconomic factors shape them, and the ways our health systems might help eliminate them. Now, with her new appointment as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Cooper gets to take that work to the next level.
R&D spending
JHU again leads nation in research spending
Published Dec 7, 2016
Hopkins spent a record $2.306 billion in FY2015, the most among U.S. universities for the 37th year in a row
Emergency medicine
Blood drops
Published Dec 7, 2016
Blood products unaffected during drone transport, Johns Hopkins study shows
Daniels to lead study on support for young researchers
Published Dec 7, 2016
JHU president tapped to chair national committee by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine