Two months ago, I found surprisingly detailed brand intelligence data from a group called Morning Consult. I engaged them for additional insight, and now we are learning things we never tested before about The Johns Hopkins Hospital, our school of medicine and The Johns Hopkins University. Information like this in real time is essential to […]
Author: Dalal Haldeman
The Art of Showing Not Telling
I wasn’t planning to travel to Palm Beach for the annual Dean’s Symposium. But my colleague Steven Rum, vice president for development and alumni relations for the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, urged me to go, and I’m glad I listened. The topic was Preventing and Conquering Cognitive Decline. I was inspired as always to […]
How Leaders Adjust the Sails: Dr. Hrabowski
One of my favorite quotes is from leadership expert John C. Maxwell: “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” For me, adjusting the sails means ensuring my colleagues have the wind at their backs as they work toward shared goals and their own successes. It’s […]
How to Engage Millennial and Generation Z Colleagues
Staff, faculty and students who are 35 and younger now make up about 36 percent of the Johns Hopkins Medicine family. I recently had the opportunity to learn more about millennial and Generation Z colleagues from Tina Wells, an inspiring and dynamic expert on marketing to young people. Wells started Buzz Marketing Group when she […]
Better Health Care, Technically Speaking
A few weeks ago, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were forming their own health care company, one that would use technology to lower costs. In China, tech giants Alibaba and Tencent are already changing health care, most recently with artificial intelligence that helps doctors interpret medical scans. I believe we have […]
The Dedication That Gave Me Chills
On Jan. 10, 2018, our dean, Paul Rothman, dedicated our school of medicine’s main boardroom to Mary Elizabeth Garrett. You may ask, who is Mary Elizabeth Garrett? I didn’t know either when I started at Johns Hopkins. But I have come to revere this remarkable woman. Garrett’s father was the head of the Baltimore & […]
President Kevin Sowers: An Inspirational New Leader at Johns Hopkins
Throughout my career, I’ve known many amazing leaders and colleagues who have the knowledge, background and talent to help countless people through our field. I’ve also known a few who possess those attributes along with the natural ability to connect with and inspire others. Kevin Sowers, the recently appointed president of Johns Hopkins Health System, […]
Are Public Libraries Great Social Equalizers?
I was having “one of those” days. I had back-to-back meetings from dawn until evening, and I was decidedly tired. Though I was scheduled to attend a philanthropic event for Women United taking place at an extraordinarily elegant private home that night, I mostly wanted to go home and read a good book. (That last […]
How Do Physicians Want to Receive Information? We Asked Them.
Recent national surveys of physicians show that the content we’re creating at Hopkins is helpful to them as they seek information within their specialties. Through various communications vehicles, we share news of our research breakthroughs and clinical innovations or case studies. From the quality of medical information and readability, to the sophistication of visual storytelling […]
The Reproducibility Crisis: How Can We Help Ensure the Future of Reliable Research?
Medical scientists strive constantly to make breakthroughs that will improve human health. But what happens when researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere produce promising results once and are unable to achieve those same results again in experiments? After all, replication of conditions is a cornerstone of all scientific research. According to Stuart Ray, vice chair […]