Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

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George Jallo, M.D. Neurosurgery

George Jallo, M.D., is medical director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS) and chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery and joined the team in September 2015. This new multidisciplinary institute unites clinicians, researchers and educators in a comprehensive program to promote optimal neurodevelopment early in life and provide state-of-the-art care for children with injuries or illness that can affect the brain. An internationally respected pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Jallo is a professor of neurosurgery, pediatrics and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Michelle DuJardin

Michelle DuJardin Senior Director, Institute Administration

Michelle DuJardin leads the administration of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. She joined the team in 2016 and has more than 18 years of health care and administrative experience. DuJardin is a certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Arkansas and earned a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She spent much of her health care career at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she held various leadership and administrative roles in pediatric anesthesiology and neuroscience.

Jessica Marchione, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N

Jessica Marchione, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N Senior Director, Nursing

Jessica Marchione is the senior director of nursing for the Institute of Brain Protection Sciences. Marchione previously served as clinical manager for the Surgical Neurosciences Unit since February 2015 and in July 2018, she took on the additional role of neurodiagnostics laboratory clinical manager. Marchione joined Johns Hopkins All Children's 2008 as a PICU charge nurse and later served as PICU clinical leader and interim clinical manager on 7 North. She has served as a member of numerous patient safety, patient experience and nursing workforce initiatives. She holds a B.S.N. from Virginia Commonwealth University and M.S.N. from the University of South Florida.



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