'Voyage and Discovery' begins
Julie Freischlag, director of Dept. of Surgery, to discuss
The Voyage and Discovery lecture series returns tomorrow
night to the Homewood campus as Julie A. Freischlag, the
William Stewart Halsted Professor and director of the
Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and
surgeon in chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, talks about
the story behind the story of her medical career.
Freischlag, who joined Johns Hopkins in
March 2003, is the first woman and only the sixth person to
serve in her posts in the school's 111-year history.
Foreign Affairs 2004: 'InsideOut'
When the chairs of the student-run 2004 Foreign Affairs
Symposium first convened in September 2003 to discuss
both the theme and lineup of speakers, job one was to take
the pulse of the nation. Who and what were people talking
Three subjects kept coming up: the
upcoming presidential election, Iraq and America's shifting
role in Middle Eastern affairs. Fortified with a focus, the
search for speakers could begin.
Patients give the nod to kidney dialysis at
A first-of-its-kind patient satisfaction study
suggests that many patients tethered to a life-saving
artificial kidney machine that cleanses the bloodstream of
wastes might have preferred a second option —
home-based peritoneal dialysis, which uses the lining of
the patient's belly as a natural filter — if only
they had been given a truly informed choice.