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Advocacy for access

When Krieger School junior Zandy Wong was 12 years old, she received a bone-anchored hearing aid, opening her to a world of new opportunities. The technology in the implant led her to pursue a career in science and STEM, and she has become an advocate for accessibility to "help people with disabilities thrive and live with grace," Wong says. She was recently honored for her efforts as a recipient of the Heumann-Armstrong Award.

"To have an award that recognizes our efforts is so important, and I'm really just overjoyed to win it," Wong says. "It's a recognition that my work matters and that I'm on the right track in being both a scientist and an advocate."

In other news  


Vision realized for thousands of Baltimore City students

Vision for Baltimore, which provides vision screenings, eye exams, and eyeglasses to Baltimore City students, celebrated the distribution of its 10,000th pair of eyeglasses during a ceremony in East Baltimore on Tuesday. Direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand Warby Parker, co-founded by Jeffrey Raider, A&S ’03, SAIS ’04, distributes the eyeglasses as part of its Pupils Project program.

"Helping our public school students to see in the classroom is a focused intervention with a wide-ranging impact that allows our city's children to achieve their highest aspirations as students and citizens," President Ron Daniels said.



Expert warns of a potential 'tripledemic'

Now is the time to get your flu shots and bivalent boosters as hospitals and health care systems reach capacity with surging cases of flu, RSV, and COVID-19, says Brian Garibaldi of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit



It's time to stop creating 'superbugs' in the lab

A controversial Boston University study that created a potentially deadly form of the omicron variant should never have happened, computational biologist Steven Salzberg says



Elisabeth Long to lead Sheridan Libraries & University Museums

She joins JHU from the University of Chicago, where she has spent nearly three decades and where she currently oversees digital scholarship services for students and faculty

Hopkins in the News  


Buying guns in Oregon could become more difficult if voters pass ballot measure

"What's been interesting is how proficient advocates have become using these measures," says Josh Horwitz, co-director of the Center for Gun Violence Solutions. "I do think there are other states that could benefit from this strategy." 


The Washington Post

RSV vaccine given during pregnancy protects infants from severe illness

"I'm so thrilled at where the field is right now. I think there are many, many people out there in the world who share my excitement," said Ruth Karron, a pediatrician and professor of international health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


The Washington Post

Supporting your sober friends when everyone is drinking

"Graduating from a program does not mean that a person is cured," says Jeffrey Hsu, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine. "This is no different from other people with chronic medical conditions who have to make certain behavioral/lifestyle modifications to keep their disease under control." 


Alumni news

May 2022 grads: JHED IDs will deactivate soon

Microsoft Office 365 student accounts deactivate 180 days after degrees are conferred. Spring 2022 alums will lose access to OneDrive, their student email account, libraries, unofficial transcripts, and other resources between November and December.


Nov. 8

Genetic Medicine webcast

Learn about how genetic medicine can lead to better understanding and treatment of disease with a livestream at 7 p.m. EST presented by A Woman's Journey; registration required


Nov. 10+nov. 16

Ramifications of the Midterm Elections

This two-part series of expert briefings examines the potential policy and political changes resulting from the 2022 U.S. midterm elections. Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 16 at noon EST; registration required


Nov. 16+Nov. 17

Horizons by Hopkins 2022

This free career and professional development conference features Trevor Noah as keynote speaker, inspiring career talks with experts in their fields, intriguing panel discussions, and essential skills workshops; registration required