Current Trends, Treatments & Topics in Addiction Medicine

Current Trends, Treatments & Topics in Addiction Medicine

Posted by  | CME, Patient Care

Are you a clinician dealing with increasing rates of addiction in your patient population? Or an addiction medicine specialist working every day to treat patients as our region battles a growing opioid epidemic? Attend the 2018 Annual Meeting and CME Educational Conference of the Maryland-DC Society of Addiction Medicine (MDDCSAM) for a discipline-wide, innovative and(...)

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Eschenbach Named Division Administrator

Eschenbach Named Division Administrator

Posted by  | Administration, Congratulations

Eduardo (Alex) Eschenbach was named the administrator for the Division of Allergy and Immunology earlier this month. In this role, he will support the staff and faculty of the division with the goal of establishing multiple centers of excellence and publishing world-recognized, groundbreaking research. Alex earned a MBA in healthcare administration, data analytics and marketing(...)

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Which way does the axis tip? IBD increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease

Which way does the axis tip? IBD increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease

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ARTICLE: Which way does the axis tip? IBD increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease AUTHORS: Susan Hutfless and Gregor K Wenning JOURNAL: Gut. 2018 Jun 1. pii: gutjnl-2018-316537. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-316537. [Epub ahead of print] In Gut, Villumsen et al1 report a statistically significant association between UC and the risk of parkinsonism in a Danish nested case–control study. Patients with Crohn’s(...)

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Knicely Receives Young Investigator Award

Knicely Receives Young Investigator Award

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Daphne Knicely, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology, has been awarded the 2018 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Grant from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to spearhead a vital program that seeks to sharply increase “health literacy” among patients who have chronic kidney disease. Daphne is collaborating on the project with colleague Sumeska Thavarajah, assistant professor(...)

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Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

Posted by  | Patient Care

Matthew Czarny, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology, has begun seeing patients at the new Structural Heart Disease Clinic located at Bayview. His focus is on the evaluation and management of complex coronary artery disease and the minimally invasive treatment of “structural heart disease,” which includes valve problems, left atrial appendage occlusion, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,(...)

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Bloomberg American Health Initiative Seed Grants

Bloomberg American Health Initiative Seed Grants

Posted by  | Research

In the U.S., obesity now affects one in six children and adolescents, and more than one-third (34.9 percent or 78.6 million) of adults are obese. The obesity epidemic has roots in the current food system, and poor nutrition and obesity are not the result of a single cause-effect relationship. Instead, they are born of a complex(...)

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Advancing Our Community through Civic Engagement and Culture Change

Advancing Our Community through Civic Engagement and Culture Change

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This month, members of the DOM Civic Engagement Committee published an article in Academic Medicine, the journal of the American Association of Medical College, entitled "A Perspective on the Baltimore Freddie Gray Riots: Turning Tragedy into Civic Engagement and Culture Change in an Academic Department of Medicine." The article talks about the "Journeys in Medicine"(...)

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Enhanced immigration enforcement in the USA and the transnational continuity of HIV care for Latin American immigrants in deportation proceedings

Enhanced immigration enforcement in the USA and the transnational continuity of HIV care for Latin American immigrants in deportation proceedings

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ARTICLE: Enhanced immigration enforcement in the USA and the transnational continuity of HIV care for Latin American immigrants in deportation proceedings AUTHORS: Kathleen R Page, Suzanne Dolwick Grieb, Karen Nieves-Lugo, Thespina Yamanis, Holly Taylor, Omar Martinez, Yoshiaki Yamasaki, Rupali Limaye, Wendy Davis, Chris Beyrer, María Cecilia Zea JOURNAL: Lancet HIV. 2018 Jul 6. pii: S2352-3018(18)30074-2. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30074-2.(...)

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Translational Research Funding Resources at JHTV

Translational Research Funding Resources at JHTV

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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures will be holding a lunch and learn event for DOM faculty to talk about new translational funding opportunities available. This is a great opportunity for inventors and others to get acquainted with JHTV and the resources they offer. The event will take place on Friday, September 7 at noon in the Tumulty Conference(...)

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