The Bulletin - Winter 2001
Getting Personal about Medicine  

Stem Cells: Beyond Transplantation
For three days last September, world-class scientists gathered in Baltimore for the World Stem Cell Summit, co-hosted by Maryland and Johns Hopkins. The location of the event was a logical choice, given the state’s leadership in the advancement of stem cell research. The medical school’s program is headed by Curt Civin, MD, who is internationally recognized for his stem cell discoveries.

Divergent Pathways  

Alumnus Profile: Louis R. Caplan, ’62
Pathfinder and Physician
Maryland’s department of neurology recently recognized Louis R. Caplan, ’62, by naming its stroke service in his honor. Caplan is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and senior neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and he is considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on stroke treatment. His efforts led to the founding of the NIH-sponsored National Stroke Data Bank.

Alumnus Profile: Morton D. Kramer, ‘55

Alumna Profile: Jessie Gaeta, ’98
Enhancing Healthcare for Boston’s Homeless
In high school, she was a Habitat for Humanity participant. During medical school, it was serving meals to the homeless and walking the streets of New York City to aid the sick. So it should come as no surprise that the professional life of Jessie Gaeta, ’98, has been much the same. In Boston, she co-founded Housing First, an unconventional program that has improved healthcare for the chronic homeless by finding them a home before administering treatment.

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