JHSON Alumni Weekend 2021

Alumni Weekend goes Virtual!

We invite all nursing alumni to join us as we celebrate Alumni Weekend virtually and meet the new Johns Hopkins School of Nursing dean, Dr. Sarah Szanton. The schedule of virtual events include:


Schedule of Events:


Thursday, October 7

Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Housing Insecurity in the Age of COVID-19
12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT 

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in partnership with the Nu Beta at Large Chapter of Sigma will offer a monthly Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Continuing Nursing Education Series, providing an educational program led by top researchers from around the world. Attendees who stay for the entire event are eligible to receive one CNE credit.

In this October Virtual Grand Round, Dr. Craig Pollack, the Katey Ayers Endowed Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, will examine the scope of housing insecurity in the U.S. Dr. Pollack will also identify ways that housing insecurity contributes to COVID-19 risk. This virtual grand rounds will describe potential policy solutions and clinical approaches to lessen housing insecurity.

Dr. Craig Pollack  is the inaugural Katey Ayers Endowed Associate Professor in the School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  He is a practicing internal medicine physician whose research focuses on social determinants of health with an emphasis on housing policy.  In the setting of the COVID pandemic, he has been researching how laws that promote housing stability impact COVID transmission and mental health.

The Katey Ayers Endowed Professorship was given in 2020 by Katey Ayers, a 1967 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses.


Virtual Wine Tasting, with Vino 301
7:00 – 8:00pm EDT 

Join your fellow alumni for a virtual wine tasting, guided by a professional wine concierge. After registering for the event, you will be emailed the accompanying tasting sheet. We will be sampling the 2018 Brown Estate House of Brown Chardonnay and the 2017 Charles Woodson’s Intercept Red Blend.

If you decide to purchase the two wines on your own, attendance is $15 per household. If you would like the wines mailed to your home, please register for the event by September 27.

The wines can be mailed to the following states: CA, CT, FL, MD, VA and the District of Columbia.

Vino 301 is a vineyard touring company based in Maryland. They provide virtual wine tastings, and host in-person tours of local vineyards in Maryland. Learn more about the company online here: https://vino301.com/

Friday, October 8

JHNAA Alumni Conversation: Nurses as Change Agents for Health Equity (Maternal and Child Health)
11:30 – 1:00pm EDT 

The Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association invites all JHSON alumni to participate in this discussion about nurses as agents in health equity and public policy to support maternal and child health. Speakers will be announced soon.

JHNAA Business Meeting and Q&A with Dean Sarah Szanton
5:00 – 6:30pm EDT 

Alumni Weekend comes to a close with the annual business meeting. During the business meeting, there will be committee updates, elections, and recognition of 2021 alumni award recipients and milestone reunion classes – including the 50th reunion class, the Class of 1971.

Afterwards, we invite you to join Dr. Jane Ball, ’69, the president of the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association (JHNAA) in a fireside chat with the fifth dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dr. Sarah Szanton, ’96, ’07
If you have any questions about any of the events you signed up for, please contact the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association at jhnaa@jhu.edu or call us at 410-955-4285. You will be sent the instructions for joining these events by Friday, October 1.
If you are interested in participating in a virtual reunion with your class on Saturday, October 9, please contact Katie Damaroda at 410-955-4285 or at jhnaa@jhu.edu.  

 Event Date
Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00pm EDT

Friday, October 8, 2021
6:30pm EDT

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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