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Mar
16
Fri
DOM Research Retreat: Re-engineering Medical Discovery
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
DOM Research Retreat: Re-engineering Medical Discovery @ Turner Auditorium/Concourse, Johns Hopkins Medical Campus

The Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins includes more than 3,600 basic and clinical science researchers at the faculty level; 1,200 graduate and medical students; and 1,400 fellows. The 2018 Department of Medicine Research Retreat is a joint retreat with the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

This full-day event will include awards for the best posters, the Levine and Brancati Mentoring Awards, and basic and clinical research presentations by senior Johns Hopkins faculty. Art projects from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine will be spotlighted in the retreat exhibition area.

Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, will deliver this year’s keynote lecture. Langer is the author of more than 1,400 articles and the most cited engineer in history (h-index 239). Worldwide, he has in excess of 1,260 issued and pending patents that have been licensed or sublicensed to more than 300 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

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Please contact domretreat@jhmi.edu with questions regarding poster submissions and requirements, the mentoring awards, or retreat registration. 

Oct
10
Wed
RISE@APL Poster and Information Session 2018
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RISE@APL Poster and Information Session 2018 @ Glass Pavilion

The Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE@APL) program allows highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences the opportunity to conduct research at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

At this poster and information session, RISE@APL Scholars will present their research findings, while representatives from APL and Johns Hopkins Engineering will be available to answer students’ questions about the application and selection process.

Sep
25
Wed
Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Thao (Vicky) Nguyen
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Thao (Vicky) Nguyen @ Mason Hall Auditorium

Thao (Vicky) Nguyen will deliver a lecture titled “Biomechanics of the optic nerve head in glaucoma” as part of the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series. Nguyen is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Marlin U. Zimmerman, Jr. Faculty Scholar.

Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve axons and remodeling of the connective tissues in the optic nerve head. High pressure in the the eye is a major risk factor for the disease, and lowering this pressure is currently the only effective way to slow the disease’s progression. Nguyen seeks to understand the fundamental biomechanical mechanisms through which changes in the intraocular pressure alter the physiological function of cells and remodel the collagen structures of the optic nerve head. In this presentation, she will describe ongoing work to measure the deformation response of the cellular and connective tissue structures of the optic nerve head to pressure, characterize alterations with age and glaucoma, model the effects of structural variations on the deformation and stress response, and investigate the mechanisms through which stress can direct connective tissue growth and remodeling.


The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series began in 1993 as a way to honor newly promoted full professors. Professor Giddens, originator of the series, served as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

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