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Here you will find the latest events that our lab members have participated in including lectures, videos, interviews, podcasts, papers, and more!

2023 Lab Member Updates!

Manasi has graduated from JHU with a B.S. in Neuroscience with Honors and a minor in the Writing Seminars.

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Samantha has graduated from JHU with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Sociology and will be starting her masters in Medical Science at Brown University in the Fall.

Our newest Research Coordinator, Jing, has graduated with a Masters in Epidemiology from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Manasi's Neuroscience Honors Project

Lab member Manasi Prashant presented data on demographic differences between those who provided vs declined consent for the NOMINATE Study of atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline. DREAMS is JHU's annual undergraduate research day. Results from this project were also presented to the Clark Family Foundation!

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Lab member Sandra Kong presented her research entitled "Determining the Association between Congestive Heart Failure Characteristics and Cognitive Performance" at a moderated poster session at the 2023 International Stroke Conference in Dallas, TX.

Lab members David Zhao & Emma Gootee present at American Neurological Association 2022 Meeting

Congratulations to David and Emma on their poster presentations at the 2022 ANA conference. David's project was entitled "Acute Brain Injury Due to Asymmetric Cerebral Desaturation is Time Dependent in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Monitored by Near Infrared Spectroscopy." Emma projects were entitled "Risk of Recurrent Stroke is Increased When Incident Stroke Etiology is Unknown" and "Racial Differences in Left Atrial Structure Among Patients with Ischemic Stroke without Atrial Fibrillation." The former of Emma's projects was a recipient of a poster award! Follow the link below to learn more.

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Dementia risk may be higher if an upper heart chamber is abnormal

A recent study led by our very own Dr. Johansen that was published on August 10, 2022 in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that structural or functional abnormalities within the heart’s left atrium, with or without symptoms, may increase a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life by 35%. 

Johansen Lab Student wins the Inaugural Robert Raben Health Equity Innovation Competition at Morehouse School of Medicine

Sandra Kong, second year medical student and Johansen Lab student researcher, recently won the Robert Raben Health Equity Innovation Competition f0r her project entitled "Optimizing Care Coordination for Patients with Multimorbidity." She and fellow Johns Hopkins medical student Xindi Chen will use their $10,000 award to expand the Multidisciplinary Empowerment for Sustainable Health (MESH) program, which will help to streamline care for some of the most vulnerable patients in the healthcare system.


Johansen Lab student awarded scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

Congratulations to Johansen Lab member David Zhao for being awarded the AHA Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke! David received this award for his work on determining the association between atrial cardiopathy and cerebral microbleeds.



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Embolic Stroke: A Primer

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Johns Hopkins Medicine: A Woman's Journey Executive Women's Briefing 2021

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Embolic Stroke: Future Directions

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Neurology Spotlight on Junior Faculty and their Groundbreaking Research

Featured in the News

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The Investigation of Cardiac Structure Pathology and Associations with Stroke Subtype and Clinical Outcome

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In Stroke, Outcomes Differ for Men and Women

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No Difference in Cognition After CABG vs PCI

ARCADIA: Predicting the Risk for Atrial Cardiopathy Poststroke

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Asymptomatic Coronary Plaque Linked to White Matter Lesions


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Neurology Podcast: March 24, 2015 Issue
Stroke in the setting of CNS vasculitis

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ANA Investigates ESUS

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ANA Investigates the ANA2020 Emerging Scholars Awardees

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ANA Investigates Tenecteplase in Stroke

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Faculty Factory: Habits and Hacks with Michelle C. Johansen, MD, PhD

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Focus on women's health at JHU

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ANA Investigates Basilar Artery Stroke

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