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Sickle cell anemia's thorny history

Lauren Anthony, A&S ’22, connected with pediatric hematologist Lydia Pecker through a shared interest in a knotty intersection of race and medicine—sickle cell disease. They are looking at the past, present, and future of treatment as part of the university's Racism and Repair in the Modern Academy project. "I think the extent of most people's knowledge about sickle cell is that it disproportionately affects African Americans," Anthony says. "But they don't understand the effects it has."

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Celebrating Lunar New Year

Student groups held performances to celebrate Lunar New Year on Sunday, Jan. 22, and Hopkins Groups will host more celebrations over the next several weeks



Study links nano and macro aspects of force

Research findings related to friction could improve the design of personal prosthetic devices and sustainable energy systems



Hairdressers of color exposed to unknown chemicals

A study finds hairdressers of color, compared to women who work in offices, have higher levels of chemicals in their bodies—some associated with salon treatments but many the researchers couldn't identify

Hopkins in the News  

The New York Times

Hilderbabes take Nantucket

Hundreds of Elin Hilderbrand’s fans flocked to her freezing cold island to dance, shop, do yoga, and drink espresso martinis with their favorite author, a member of the Krieger School Class of 1991. Johns Hopkins Magazine spoke with Hilderbrand in summer 2020.


The Baltimore Sun

Alumna to lead the BMA

Asma Naeem, a member of the Krieger School Class of 1991, is the first person of color to lead the Baltimore Museum of Art in its 109-year history. Johns Hopkins Magazine spoke with Naeem in spring 2019.


The Washington Post

Push for gun control takes on feel of futility

"Very determined people, even in a state with strong gun laws, can often find a way to get guns to commit acts of violence," says Daniel Webster of the Center for Gun Violence Solutions


Feb. 2

February Health Equity Discussion

Join a panel of doctors at noon EST for a talk about using positions of privilege to amplify the voices of marginalized people; registration required


Feb. 8

Elijah E. Cummings Democracy and Freedom Festival 2023

The SNF Agora Institute's third annual Elijah E. Cummings Democracy and Freedom Festival explores the challenges cities face at the front lines of democracy and the innovations they are making to strengthen local engagement. Events start at 1:30 p.m. EST at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore; registration required


Feb. 9

Combating the opioid epidemic

The Congressional Briefing Series hosts a virtual presentation at 12:30 p.m. EST with expert panelists from Johns Hopkins covering the latest treatments for opioid use disorder: harm reduction as a component of treatment, quality of care for affected individuals, and how emergency departments work with them; registration required