WBFF FOX45 – Top Stories – Sjogren’s Syndrome – Myranda Stephens 09/02/11

Dr. Alan Baer, Director of the Jerome L. Greene Sjogren’s Syndrome Center at Johns Hopkins, was interviewed by Myranda Stephens of Fox 45 Baltimore.  Ms. Stephens was also given a “behind-the-scenes” tour of our laboratory by Anthony Keyes, Research Program Coordinator.  We wish to thank laboratory personel Davie and Erika, who appear in cameo’s, as well as Janelle for their assistance.


A disease that sidelined tennis star Venus Williams may be new to many, but not to the researchers and doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Sjogren’s Syndrome Center at Bayview Medical Center opened 2-year-ago and has since treated more than 1,000 patients with the condition.

Sjogren’s Syndrome is an auto-immune disease that attacks a person’s moisture-producing glands, leading to dry eyes and mouth, joint pain, and fatigue.

Williams, was recently diagnose with Sjogren’s. The professional tennis player announced this week, that she was withdrawing from the U.S. Open because of the disease.

Myranda Stephens has more on the attacking disease.

Original Airdate: Friday, September 2 2011, 11:08 PM EDT