News of Interest
Hopkins Heroes Honored at White House
CEPAR Associate Director Thomas Kirsch, M.D. (far right) and CEPAR Senior Advisor Trish Perl, M.D. (far left) were among Johns Hopkins faculty thanked for their international public health service in the effort to stop Ebola by President Obama during a speech at the White House Oct. 29. Others pictured here from Johns Hopkins that were honored at the event are: David Peters, M.D. and Susan Krenn.
Dr. Kelen and Dr. Catlett Publish Paper on Hospital Shootings
While shootings in U.S. hospitals typically generate widespread media publicity, the likelihood of being shot in a hospital is less than the chance of getting struck by lightning, according to Johns Hopkins research.
In a report published Sept. 18 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and conducted by four researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, the investigators reviewed 11-years of data and identified some disturbing flashpoints.
Dr. Bayram Writing Series on Disaster Metrics
Jamil Bayram, M.D., MPH, the Director of Disaster Metrics for CEPAR, is writing and publising a series of articles on the emereging science of disaster metrics.
Dr. Kirsch Publishes Paper on Internaltional Response to Haiti Earthquake
Thomas Kirsch, M.D., MPH and others publish a paper calling for changes in leadership and logistical support during major disasters resulting in a humanitarian crisis.