NETEC Site Visits

NETEC Site Visits

Posted by  | Patient Care

Several members of the BCU leadership team received invitations to be a part of the National Ebola Training and Education Center’s (NETEC) site visits this spring. Lauren Sauer, director of research for the BCU, visited Nebraska in March. Mallory flew down to Atlanta to take part in Emory’s site visit. Brian Garibaldi had the opportunity to(...)

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Peter Terry to Retire

Peter Terry to Retire

Posted by  | Administration, Congratulations

It is with a sense of appreciation and a hint of sadness that I announce the retirement of Peter Terry. Peter began at Hopkins as a senior resident in 1972, and completed Pulmonary fellowships both here at Hopkins and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined the faculty as an instructor in 1975,(...)

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Don’t Forget to Take the NDNQI Survey!

Don’t Forget to Take the NDNQI Survey!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Dear Nursing Team, Happy Summer! I want to thank you for completing this year's survey bundle. The NDNQI survey is the last of the bunch, and I appreciate the time and effort you have made to provide your opinion. If you haven't provided your input yet, please do so soon.​ There are only a few more days left to complete the survey, and we value your(...)

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Looking Beyond the Tip of a Tusk: Balancing the Evidence in Prognosis-related Communication

Looking Beyond the Tip of a Tusk: Balancing the Evidence in Prognosis-related Communication

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ARTICLE: Looking Beyond the Tip of a Tusk: Balancing the Evidence in Prognosis-related Communication. AUTHORS: Rebecca A Aslakson and Mary Catherine Beach JOURNAL: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201704-0851ED. [Epub ahead of print] Evidence supports a poor prognosis for patients with chronic critical illness; 30- 40% die prior to hospital discharge, and another(...)

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Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

Posted by  | Congratulations, Patient Care

Robert Brodsky, professor in the Division of Hematology, was recently selected to receive a Service Star Award from Johns Hopkins Medicine Service Excellence based on a glowing recommendation from the family of one of his patients. See below for a passage from the letter. He will be honored in a ceremony in July. "As I am sure you know,(...)

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A microbiome variable in the HIV-prevention equation

A microbiome variable in the HIV-prevention equation

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ARTICLE: A microbiome variable in the HIV-prevention equation AUTHORS: Susan Tuddenham and Khalil G. Ghanem JOURNAL: Science. 2017 Jun 2;356(6341):907-908. doi: 10.1126/science.aan6103. Summary The healthy vaginal microbiota is typically characterized by the predominance of Lactobacillus species (including L. crispatus, L. jensenii, L. gasseri, and L. iners). These bacteria are thought to protect against pathogens through a variety of mechanisms, including(...)

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Schmidt Receives AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Schmidt Receives AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted by  | Congratulations, Research

William Schmidt, research fellow in the Division of Cardiology, was recently named the recipient of a two-year fellowship from the American Heart Association. With the help of faculty mentor Anthony Cammarato, assistant professor in Cardiology, and his lab, Will aims to uncover novel molecular mechanisms that regulate striated muscle contraction, and in particular cardiac contraction, so as to(...)

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Institute for Excellence in Education Small Grants Program

Institute for Excellence in Education Small Grants Program

Posted by  | Education, Research

The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) is accepting gran proposals from SOM faculty members in all areas of medical and biomedical education (broadly defined). "The purpose of these grants is to support faculty in educational investigations and innovative, creative or entrepreneurial work on projects." Awards of up to $5,000 are available, but smaller amounts are(...)

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