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Watch Dr. Leana Wen speak in Washington Post opioid crisis panel


Policymakers, researchers and health care experts examined the country’s opioid crisis and discussed ways to fight addiction in America on Wednesday in a series of panels put together by The Washington Post. One panel, shown here, featured Dr. Leana Wen, Health ...

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Hopkins launches civic engagement program with $150M grant

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An international charity has given Johns Hopkins University $150 million to help start an interdisciplinary civic engagement program aimed at easing political polarization and improving discourse around a range of issues. The Athens-based Stavros Niarchos Foundation provided the gift to help ...

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TEDCO gives minority entrepreneurs pre-seed funding


Three tech companies run by minority entrepreneurs received pre-seed funding from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and The Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation on Tuesday. Implicit Solution, Game ChangeHer and Panacea Company, the three winning companies, will ...

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Baltimore health department and businesses team up for healthy workplaces

06.12.17 BALTIMORE, MD- Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner for the Baltimore City Health Department announced its Workplace Wellness designation that encourages area employers to provide the healthiest professional setting possible. A new online tool will allow companies to assess their efforts to provide a healthy and fit work environment for all employees. From Left- Dana Perzynski, Ayers Saint Gross Human Resources; Michelle Wright, Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Human Resources; Dr. Leana Wen; Deanna Fidler, Chief Human Resources Officer for T. Rowe Price. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

The Baltimore City Health Department launched a program Monday to encourage city employers to increase employee health. Under the program, city businesses can earn a Workplace Wellness Designation if they meet certain criteria. “We recognize the important role our business ...

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Hopkins, Maryland among top universities granted patents

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Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland rank among the top universities in the world at being granted utility patents, according to a list compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. For the ...

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Md. officials send out kudzu bug alert


The kudzu bug, an invasive species from Asia, has been found in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Saint Mary’s and Talbot counties, state officials announced Tuesday. The Maryland Department of Agriculture is alerting soybean growers — ...

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