After her double mastectomy, faculty member Laura Taylor, PhD, RN, had her breasts rebuilt at The Johns Hopkins Hospital using fatty tissue from her “love handles.” Taylor shared her breast cancer and surgery story in two televised interviews that aired on April 17 on WJZ-13 CBS Baltimore and April 26 on NBC Washington.
To watch her interviews go to www.nursing.jhu.edu/taylorvideo.
Faculty member Doug Granger, PhD, and his research team are looking at saliva as a less painful and less invasive alternative to drawing blood for detecting illness in patients. Their research was featured in The Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, The Sacramento Bee, the Hartford Courant, WGN Radio, and others.
April and May saw lots of media coverage of faculty member Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, who discussed domestic violence and the importance of nurses. She was featured in a recent article in The New Republic after giving a presentation at Quinnipiac University, and her Danger Assessment tool was featured in The Takeaway, a national radio morning news program, and on CBS News. She talked about domestic violence and its danger signs on Baltimore’s local NPR station, and she wrote in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital blog about the importance of nurses as educators, mentors, and policy shapers.
Alumna Connie Siskowski, PhD, ’67, is one of CNN’s 2012 Heroes for her work with young people who provide care to a family member. Siskowski founded the American Association of Caregiving Youth in Palm Beach County, FL in 2002, which has provided support to more than 500 area youths who care for an ill, disabled, or aging family member.