Pushing Boundaries in Health and Medicine
MARCH 14, 2019 | The Osler Medical Symposium was joined by Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Dr. Gerald Brandacher, Scientific Director of the Reconstructive Transplant program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who worked on the team that performed the first penis and scrotum transplant. At the event, they discussed solid organ vs. composite transplants, privacy and confidentiality, and risk/benefit analyses for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantations (VCAs). To read more, check out this article in CNN!
Health, Equity, and Justice in Baltimore
“I was very glad to hear about this theme and in particular that we use the word health and not healthcare because so often we understand health to be what happens when you are in a hospital. But actually that’s not what determines how long someone lives or how well someone lives…” – Dr. Leana Wen, Former Baltimore City Health Commissioner
APRIL 17, 2018 | Dr. Arturo Casadevall, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, discussed gender inequities in research teams, professional conferences, and academic leadership. He offered proven solutions to reduce such disparities.