“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
— Charles Darwin

Let’s face it: our lives have been forever changed since Mar. 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization officially classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic.

Since the arrival of the coronavirus on American shores shortly before that declaration, we’ve all come to recognize the paramount importance of scientific and medical research to our lives, arguably more than ever before. It’s almost as if someone punched the pause button for the entire planet until a vaccine is discovered.

Fortunately, we live in a golden era of health care and research, particularly here in the Baltimore metropolitan area with its renowned medical institutions, schools, centers, labs and health systems.

At Jmore, we salute the trailblazers and heroes in our midst. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Jmore will hold its second annual celebration of health innovators at a virtual, business-to-business networking event and panel discussion, moderated by George Nemphos of Nemphos Braue LLC. Among the panelists will be Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell, the recently selected president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. (For information, visit jmoreliving.com/HealthCare2020)

Please join us for this informative and illuminating event, and please enjoy these stories about some of the awe-inspiring health care innovators in our area and elsewhere.

Research teams at the University of Maryland

Mobilizing the Troops: University of Maryland Research Teams Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Research teams at the University of Maryland are on the cutting edge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Shmuel Shoham

Hopkins Seeks Area Volunteers for Antibody Trials for COVID-19

Jmore spoke with Dr. Shmuel Shoham about Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s COVID-19 clinical antibody trials, who is eligible to participate, and what the research could mean for the future of the pandemic.

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Sheppard Pratt

Peace of Mind: Sheppard Pratt’s Virtual Walk-in Clinic Offers Accessible Mental Health Services

As a result of the pandemic, Sheppard Pratt has created a virtual walk-in clinic offering accessible mental health care services.

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Dr. Yafit Gilboa

Israeli Researchers Discover How Stress affects the Body’s Fight against COVID-19

Israeli researchers are discovering how stress affects the body’s fight against COVID-19 and how cancer survivors are impacted differently than otherwise healthy patients.

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