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A Patriotic Fight for Gender Freedom

By Steve St. Angelo As summer ends, Paula M. Neira, RN, a U.S. Naval Academy grad, Desert Storm veteran, nurse, attorney, and civil rights activist, is ready to reflect on a season that brought a measure of peace and great pride to her life and to talk about her “faith in our country and our
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The Significance of Being Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Nurses were among the crowd of 700 employees, Johns Hopkins Medicine leaders, local officials, and community members gathered outside All Children’s Hospital on a sunny April morning to celebrate its 90th anniversary and its new name: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH). The name reflects the hospital’s role as an academic medical center within Johns
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Pregnant Pause

By Lester Davis Center helps babies by helping mothers get clean Amanda Seldomridge was in search of a miracle when she walked through the doors at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Close to nine months pregnant with her third child, a girl she’d already named Faith, Seldomridge, 35,
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ICU’s Great Moves

Tim Kelly Awards celebrate achievements on early patient mobility Lower the drawbridge and let the fanfare ring out: It’s time for a coronation at Howard County General Hospital. The Intensive Care Unit, a group led by Clinical Nurse IV Ellen Merrill, RN, earned Tim Kelly Awards this year both for great strides on patient mobility
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A Patriotic Fight for Gender Freedom

By Steve St. Angelo As summer ends, Paula M. Neira, RN, a U.S. Naval Academy grad, Desert Storm veteran, nurse, attorney, and civil rights activist, is ready to reflect on a season that brought a measure of peace and great pride to her life and to talk about her “faith in our country and our
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The Right Training and Tools at the Right Time

By Innocent Atukunda and Alisha Horowitz Nurse-midwife Christine Apio and her nurse assistant, Doreen Aguti, would be put to the test when they delivered unexpected triplets—none of them was breathing. Such a scenario would be daunting enough in the best-equipped health facilities, but even more so in their small health clinic in Eastern Uganda. When
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In the Wink of an Eye

By Stephanie Shaprio Innovation Hub offers a safe space to ponder and improve patient care At Sibley Memorial Hospital, it has been routine to present newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with piles of information about the disease, treatment options, self-care, recovery, surgical reconstruction, and other related materials. Although Jennie Tarica, MSN, RN, Sibley’s breast cancer
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A Badge of Pride

By Stephanie Shapiro Hospital President Jacky Schultz is, before all else, a nurse When Jacky Schultz, MSN, RN, became chief operating officer of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, she continued to wear her nursing badge, prompting a colleague to ask, “Will you be taken seriously if you  have that there?” The question offended Schultz, who
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Cells to Society
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Cells to Society—October 2016

VIOLENCE Interactive Training Improves Workplace Climate, Knowledge, and Support Toward Domestic Violence American Journal of Industrial Medicine NANCY GLASS* & COLLEAGUES Elements of Effective Interventions for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Latina Women: A Systematic Review Plos One  CARMEN ALVAREZ*, PATRICIA DAVIDSON, CHRISTINA FLEMING & NANCY GLASS Cumulative Violence Exposures: Black Women’s Responses and Sources
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Alumni Update

Dear Alumni, Alumni Weekend was a huge success! Thank you to all who came to celebrate with classmates and friends. From the Bond Street Social, Hampton House tours, the WWI nurse performance, dinner and gala events, we shared many great memories and created new ones. See photos in this section and on our alumni website. A
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Alumni Update

Dear Alumni, Alumni Weekend was a huge success! Thank you to all who came to celebrate with classmates and friends. From the Bond Street Social, Hampton House tours, the WWI nurse performance, dinner and gala events, we shared many great memories and created new ones. See photos in this section and on our alumni website. A
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Church Notes

By Deb Corteggiano Kennedy, ’73 Reunion Weekend It was wonderful to again celebrate a fun and festive Homecoming weekend in Baltimore. The new venue, Hotel Indigo, was wonderful and everyone really enjoyed being in the heart of the city. The Class of ’66 brought 13 members to be honored. Thank you to Donna Royster Swope and Yetive
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Class News

1951 After graduating from the JHH School of Nursing, Adele Sparks Birx earned her MSN from Penn State and worked as a professor of nursing at Harrisburg Area Community College until retiring in 1992. Now she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and is a Bible study leader at church. 1956 After a