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Edward K. Kasper
got his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went to Johns Hopkins Hospital for training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He has been on the medical school faculty since 1993. Throughout his career his interest lay in working with patients as well as teaching and doing patient-oriented research. He did his internship and two years of residency at Hopkins, and then was chosen to be one of four chief residents in the Department of Medicine. He spent three more years at Hopkins as a fellow in cardiology, then left for two years on the faculty at Vanderbilt University before returning to Hopkins to become the director of the Heart Failure and Transplant Service for the next 10 years.
He was tapped to be Chief of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center before being promoted to his current position, Director of Clinical Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and E. Cowles Andrus Professor in Cardiology. He oversees the clinical work of over 100 faculty and 40 cardiology fellows who care for more than 4,000 inpatients and almost 30,000 outpatients a year. Ed is co-editor of Heart and Lung Transplantation
, the classic textbook on heart and lung transplantation used widely in teaching.
is a health and medical journalist who writes a weekly blog on heart failure, other heart issues, and patient involvement. For 14 years she has taught science and medical writing to grad students at Hopkins and this fall 2010 she is teaching a new course, Writing Health Stories for the Public, to Hopkins medical faculty. She was a medical and science writer for The Sun
in Baltimore for 17 years, writing features, news stories, analytical pieces, and many front-page narrative tales and investigative series. She won one of the top two national awards for science writing, a Science-in-Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers (NASW).
Awarded the Harvard Journalism Fellowship for Advanced Studies in Public Health, Mary spent an academic year at Harvard where, among other things, she cloned a frog growth gene while working in a cancer research lab. While in the lab, she gathered material for a front-page series in The Sun
on how science gets done, “Life in a Lab”.
She co-edited the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writers
and is co-editor of an all-new second edition of the Field Guide published in 2006 by Oxford University Press and widely used to teach science and medical writing at universities throughout the United States and in other countries.
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