General News

Kristina Nielsen, R.N., Receives the DAISY Award

Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in General News

Kristina Nielsen, R.N., a clinical nurse in the NICU.

More than Medicine: The Important Role of a Child Life Specialist

Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in General News

Child Life specialists help patients by supporting their mental and emotional well-being while they’re in the hospital. Carli Fischer, M.S., CCLS, works with children in the cardiovascular intensive care unit, and other Child Life specialists work with children in areas throughout the hospital.

Celebrating New Residents on Match Day

Posted on Mar 18, 2022 in Office of Med Educ

Join us in welcoming our next class of residents.

A Love for Learning and Improving Care

Posted on Mar 17, 2022 in Programs

Neonatologist Jeane McCarthy, M.D., Ph.D., is the longest-serving woman physician on the Johns Hopkins All Children’s medical staff and a leading voice in neonatal care at the hospital and throughout the region. She talks about her career and what drew her to neonatology in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Dr. Anna Varughese Plays It Safe

Posted on Mar 15, 2022 in General News

Pediatric anesthesiologist Anna Varughese, M.D., M.P.H., has been involved with Wake Up Safe – a national pediatric anesthesia safety initiative with about 40 member children’s hospitals – since its founding in 2008, and will begin serving as its president in October. She talks about how she embarked on a medical career and developed her focus on patient safety.

A Chance Opportunity that Led to the Perfect Career

Posted on Mar 11, 2022 in General News

Dara Jackson first learned about the Child Life program as a teen volunteer at the hospital. The experience inspired her to pursue it as a career that eventually led her back to Johns Hopkins All Children’s, where she’ll soon celebrate 13 years as a Child Life specialist. She tells us more about her role and how Child Life specialists help ease patients’ anxiety while they’re in the hospital.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Researchers Make Progress Toward Better Understanding of Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on Mar 09, 2022 in Research

Interventions to prevent autoimmune reactions causing Type 1 Diabetes may be closer with the better knowledge of an “adhesion molecule” called CADM1.

3 Things to Consider When Determining if Your Child has Allergies or COVID-19

Posted on Mar 08, 2022 in General News

Allergies and viral symptoms can be similar to COVID-19, which may cause concern for parents when their child develops sniffles. However, before assuming the symptoms are based on allergies, it’s strongly encouraged to speak with your child’s pediatrician. Learn more about some things to discuss with your child’s pediatrician so they can determine when COVID-19 testing is needed.

Cerebrospinal Fluid May Be Able to Identify Aggressive Brain Tumors in Children

Posted on Mar 07, 2022 in Research

New research led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators shows the possibility of identifying the presence of an aggressive brain tumor in children by studying their cerebrospinal fluid. Ranjan Perera, Ph.D., senior study author and director of the Center for RNA Biology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, talks about the impact of the study.

A Concussion with a Cause

Posted on Mar 04, 2022 in General News

After 15-year-old Jack got a concussion during a go-kart race, he received care from the Sports Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s to help him get back on the track. An organization both he and his physician Patrick Mularoni, M.D., are a part of – Kart 4 Kids Pro-Am Kart Race – supports the hospital’s concussion program.

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