A year of incredible impact

Each and every day your discoveries, your scholarship, your work, and your service—

make an incredible impact in our community and across the world.

I’m thrilled to share a taste of all the examples that exist in every division and corner of our institution.

Thank you for another inspiring year at Johns Hopkins.

Ron Daniels' Signature Ron Daniels,

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Top HUB Stories & Media Mentions of 2022

Read more about the incredible impact the Johns Hopkins community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni made this year.

Planetary defense
Bull's-eye! NASA's DART spacecraft slams into asteroid
Published Sept 26, 2022
Collision with asteroid Dimorphos demonstrates a mitigation technique that could be used in the future to deflect asteroids that pose a threat to Earth
Student Success
Stuck on Tastee Tape
Published Nov 10, 2022
When four Hopkins students presented their Design Day product, they didn't expect the media to pick it up and give it viral attention. Months later, the students are alumnae, and the future of the product is bright.
Vision for Baltimore
Vision realized
Published Nov 1, 2022
Vision for Baltimore celebrates providing 10,000 pairs of eyeglasses for Baltimore City students
Inaugural Johns Hopkins Vivien Thomas Scholars cohort
Hopkins welcomes first Vivien Thomas Scholars
Published Aug 18, 2022
20 scholars join the university this fall to pursue PhDs as part of a new $150M initiative to address historic underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and math fields
The best way to take a pill, according to science
Published Aug 16, 2022
Researchers examining the mechanics of drug dissolution and the natural anatomy of the stomach found that taking a pill while lying on your right side shortens the time it takes for medicine to be absorbed
Robot performs first laparoscopic surgery without human help
Published Jan 26, 2022
In four experiments on pig tissues, the robot excelled at suturing two ends of intestine—one of the most intricate and delicate tasks in abdominal surgery
University rankings
Hopkins rises to No. 7 in 'U.S. News' rankings
Published Sept 12, 2022
Key factors in JHU's ranking include small class sizes, academic performance of incoming students, high graduation rates
Deciphering our DNA
Published March 31, 2022
Johns Hopkins team contributes key research to the effort to produce the first complete sequence of human genome, which will provide a clearer picture of how DNA affects the risks of diseases and how genes are expressed and regulated
Life design
Inside the Imagine Center
Published Sept 19, 2022
Since 2018, Johns Hopkins has been quietly revolutionizing its approach to student career and life design. Now, the revolution has a headquarters.
Artificial Intelligence
Sepsis-detection AI has the potential to prevent thousands of deaths
Published July 21, 2022
A new system identifies patients at risk for sepsis to aid in the prevention of the illness, which is often difficult to detect and is one of the world's leading causes of death
James Webb Space Telescope
Images show a sky full of stars
Published Fall 2022
Much-anticipated images from Hubble's successor show, in brilliant and startling detail, far corners of the unseen universe / Johns Hopkins Magazine