Comparison of Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Assessment by Martin/Hopkins Estimation, Friedewald Estimation, and Preparative Ultracentrifugation

Comparison of Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Assessment by Martin/Hopkins Estimation, Friedewald Estimation, and Preparative Ultracentrifugation

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ARTICLE: Comparison of Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Assessment by Martin/Hopkins Estimation, Friedewald Estimation, and Preparative Ultracentrifugation Insights From the FOURIER Trial AUTHORS: Seth S. Martin, Robert P. Giugliano, Sabina A. Murphy, Scott M. Wasserman, Evan A. Stein, Richard Češka, José López-Miranda, Borislav Georgiev, Alberto J. Lorenzatti, Matti J. Tikkanen, Peter S. Sever, Anthony C. Keech, Terje R. Pedersen, Marc S. Sabatine JOURNAL: JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jun 13. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2018.1533. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract IMPORTANCE: Recent studies have shown that Friedewald underestimates low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at lower levels, which(...)

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Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual for Investigator-Initiated Studies

Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual for Investigator-Initiated Studies

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The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Collaborative Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Workgroup identified a need to provide guidance, training and resources in DSMB practices for investigator-initiated research studies. To promote clinical and translational research, the CTSA Collaborative DSMB Workgroup, supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has produced an online(...)

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Garibaldi and Liu Receive Challenge Grant

Garibaldi and Liu Receive Challenge Grant

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) and the Office of Graduate Medical Education recently announced the recipients of the Resident Readiness for Practice Challenge Grants under the Faculty Education Scholars Program. These grants are intended to support and complete projects that ensure that graduates of the GME programs are(...)

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Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

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Guidance Regarding Travel to Certain Countries Outside the U.S. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently experiencing an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, and Nigeria has recently experienced ongoing transmission of Lassa fever. It is important to identify and isolate patients under investigation for viral hemorrhagic fever when they arrive at a Hopkins hospital(...)

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JHU Staff Milestones

JHU Staff Milestones

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We are thankful for all of our staff, but we hold a special place in our hearts for staff members who have spent decades of their lives dedicated to making Hopkins and the Department of Medicine a better place. We are truely grateful for you and your everlasting loyalty. The below staff members were honored at the(...)

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Pearse to Step Down as Chair of the Appointments and Promotions Committee

Pearse to Step Down as Chair of the Appointments and Promotions Committee

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David Pearse, professor in the Division of Pulmonary, will be stepping down as chair of the Department of Medicine Appointments and Promotions Committee. Dave succeeded Richard Moore in 2013, and he has been instrumental in the successful promotions of an impressive number of associate professors and professors over the past five years. During his tenure,(...)

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Introducing Everyday DOM

Introducing Everyday DOM

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As a continuation of last year’s Mission, Vision and Values Week, we launch Everyday DOM, a blog feature that aims to recognize employees who embody our core values in the work they do each and every day and celebrate our faculty, staff and trainees. Below are our inaugural winners.   Gwen Leatherman is the senior research nurse in the(...)

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Rates of infection after colonoscopy and osophagogastroduodenoscopy in ambulatory surgery centres in the USA

Rates of infection after colonoscopy and osophagogastroduodenoscopy in ambulatory surgery centres in the USA

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ARTICLE: Rates of infection after colonoscopy and osophagogastroduodenoscopy in ambulatory surgery centres in the USA AUTHORS: Peiqi Wang, Tim Xu, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Martin Makary, Anthony Kalloo, Susan Hutfless JOURNAL: Gut. 2018 May 18. pii: gutjnl-2017-315308. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2017-315308. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract OBJECTIVE: Over 15 million colonoscopies and 7 million osophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs) are performed annually in the USA. We aimed to estimate the(...)

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Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Programs

Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Programs

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We continue taking applications for the following 2018-2019 Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Programs. Interested individuals should email Darilyn Rohlfing at drohlfin@jhmi.edu as soon as possible to set up a 15-minute phone meeting with one of the program directors. Courses fill quickly and interviews will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Longitudinal Teaching Skills Program(...)

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